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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

With an eye for design and attention to detail, Creations Jeweller’s renovated shop highlights their point of difference in the jewellery industry…..handmade on the premises. Now customers can observe the age-old technique of handmaking jewellery through the glassed in workshop, front and centre in their retail space. From forging, melting, drawing and rolling down metals, […]

The gift of jewellery has always been an enduring symbol to mark significant life events – from 21st birthdays to engagements, the birth of a baby to wedding anniversaries. Perhaps now, more than ever, a special piece of jewellery may be the most suitable way to celebrate when big parties are not feasible and distance […]

So, what are the important features to look for in jewellery insurance….? Comprehensive, all risk global cover inside and away from home for loss or accidental damage; The ability to have lost items replaced by your jeweller of choice; The level of excess payable if you experience a loss and need to make a claim; […]

Once you have chosen the insurance cover for your jewellery it is important to ensure that you have an up to date insurance valuation for each item. The value should also be reviewed at least every two years to ensure it is still current and adequate and adjusted in the policy value. With some items […]

While shopping for jewellery insurance it is important to understand that not all insurance cover offers the same level of benefit should you ever need to lodge a claim. Many general insurers offer a basic level of cover for valuables as part of a home and contents policy. However, unless the items are specified separately […]

Diamond jewellery carries not only the promise of becoming a family heirloom, but a physical connection between generations knowing that the diamond has touched the skin of previous wearers and is charged with emotion and memories. Rohan Jewellers is privileged to reinvent generational pieces for modern times, from vintage jewellery to engagement rings – pieces […]

A sure trend is that couples are wanting to know the story behind where their diamonds come from – the provenance of the gems which are going into their special ring. They also like to know that they are natural, sustainable and ethically sourced.

While pink diamonds are eternally popular, there is a growing interest in other natural coloured diamonds such as yellow, blue and the champagne and cognac hues. Whether these are used as accent stones to highlight a main diamond, or as the centre stone of an engagement ring, really depends on the personal taste and price […]

Currently, engagement ring design is reflecting a trend towards greater personal expression. While the classic Round Brilliant cut is still the most popular choice, many more couples are choosing “fancy” shapes such as Oval, Pear and Emerald cut, and to a lesser extent, Marquise. We have seen growing interest in Oval diamonds as an alternative […]

The most important point to remember is that the ring is about you…. your style, who you are and where you are in life. Just as your love story is unique, let the ring you choose be something you love on your finger and makes you smile every time you look at it. If you […]

“Remember that shopping for your engagement ring should be an enjoyable experience, so try not to let the significance, cost or abundance of choice overwhelm you. This is a special moment in your lives, so take the opportunity to make the most of it and enjoy this once in a lifetime event!” Some people will […]

Among Zara’s collection of sparkling accessories was a 5.52ct Magnifique white ring by Australian diamond specialist and Diamond Guild Australia member Calleija, which cost $550,000. Princess Anne’s daughter also wore elegant Cascade drop earrings worth $115,000 and a black-and-white diamond cuff valued at $23,900. Zara, 33, completed her summery look with a sleeveless monochrome dress […]

That hasn’t stopped investors from snapping them up at auction and sending prices skyrocketing. In October a new world record was set at a Sotheby’s sale in Hong Kong when an 8.41-carat pink diamond sold for $17,768,041 (£11,438,714) – more than $2.1m (£1.8m) a carat. “Everybody’s talking about them, and everybody loves them,” says Jeffrey […]

This unique and versatile piece has taken over 150 hours of master craftsmanship to create, and can be worn as a ring, pendant and brooch. “Paradiso’s incredible versatility should be a wonderfully attractive proposition for its potential owner. I believe our clientele will be captivated by the idea that they are effectively purchasing three spectacular […]

Rhys Turner took out the pinnacle award of Jeweller of the Year for his angular and architecturally inspired piece, Facets of Morality. Turner won the Coloured Gemstone award earlier in the evening for the platinum and parti sapphire ring that features multiple finishes including sandblast, polish and emery. He said being recognised among the other […]