Since the first diamond was discovered thousands of years ago, mankind has been mesmerised by these most spectacular and precious of natural gemstones. Revered for their unmatched ability to scintillate and reflect light, their durability, rarity and earth-borne origin ensuring that they have become the most precious of gemstones to this day. The physical properties […]
Having a certified diamond typically gives you a respected, independent third party opinion to the quality of the diamond you are purchasing. Make sure the certificate provided with your diamond comes from an international, respected, independent diamond grading laboratory. It is also reassuring to seek the advice of a well informed, trained professional, to ensure […]
The true beauty of a diamond can only be realised in the eye of the beholder. Diamonds that may seem to have good credentials can still appear glassy and dull if their cut is not of the highest standard. The tiniest variation in dimensions can be very important to the way a diamond sparkles. As […]
Diamond Guild Australia members recommend you purchase a diamond because you love it. Given that diamond prices have been increasing for the last 15-20 years, it is unlikely that diamonds will ever lose their value. However, no – one can predict which way the market will swing. Therefore, unless you are an experienced diamond trader, […]
I have shopped around for a diamond and one or two of my quotes seem to be cheaper than the others. Why would this be?
There are many factors that determine the value of a diamond. Many purchasers judge a diamond’s price by its size, its colour grade and its clarity grade, but there are many other factors which can affect its price. The way a diamond is cut for example can represent up to 50% of the value of […]
Your Diamond Guild Australia jeweller would be delighted to clean your diamond ring whenever you wish. At home, commercially prepared jewellery cleaner is suitable as is washing up liquid – in fact, anything that can cut grease. Ask your Diamond Guild Australia member the best way to clean your diamond.
Only a very small percentage of diamonds are sourced from the conflict areas of Africa. Diamond Guild Australia retailers are careful about their sources and concerned about the issue of conflict diamonds. As such Diamond Guild Australia members all purchase diamonds from suppliers who adhere to the Kimberley Process System of Warranties (see Kimberley Process […]