Choosing a Jeweller

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When you are considering the purchase of a gem or an important piece of jewellery, such as an engagement ring, it is essential to find an educated, knowledgeable  jeweller with a solid and trustworthy reputation. An experienced jeweller with a reliable … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Color Grading

The Four Cs: color grading

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the Four Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Clarity Grading

Clarity Grading

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. The creation of the Four Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be … [Read more...]

Diamond: The Emperor Reigns Supreme

Diamond: The Emperor still reigns surpreme

Diamond is considered by many to be the Emperor of gemstones and it is also designated the official Birthstone for the month of April.  One of Earth's most highly prized treasures, diamonds have an extensive history that dates back thousands of years in … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: An Overview

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Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing … [Read more...]

VIDEO POST: How to Buy a Diamond

How to Buy a Diamond

Buying a diamond in today's retail environment can seem like a daunting task for even the most ardent of shoppers. What are the factors that affect a diamond's quality, and how does that in turn affect the overall value of a particular diamond? This short video, produced by The Gemological Institute of America … [Read more...]

The History of the Engagement Ring

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The history of the engagement ring and its romantic traditions resonate through time. The Romans first introduced the betrothal ring as a plain, iron hoop. Among the gentry, the iron ring was worn while indoors and replaced with the more valuable gold band when outdoors. As early as the 4th century AD … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Cut Grading

Cut Grade

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. The creation of the Four Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers … [Read more...]

Introducing: “The Ring Cam”

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For all married couples it is the defining moment of their lives. The moment that sends them on a journey of discovery, love, trust until death do us part... Now this amazing moment can be captured on video for couples to treasure for the rest of their lives. And it could not be simpler to achieve. Introducing: … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Carat Weight

The short video below on carat weight, produced by The Gemological Institute of America, will give you a good understanding as to how a diamond’s weight affects its overall value.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the Four Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world. The creation of the Four Cs … [Read more...]