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.

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 […]

The recent introduction of synthetic or manufactured diamonds into the global marketplace has been a source of confusion for many purchasers mindful of making an environmentally responsible choice when buying a diamond. Promoted by producers as being the ‘earth friendly alternative’ to natural diamonds, recent data has shown that the man made manufacturing of synthetic […]

It may surprise many to read that buying a natural, responsibly mined diamond is actually the better choice when selecting a diamond in 2021. As an age-old industry, the world diamond trade has had roots in countries like South Africa since the 1800’s, commencing with small hand dug mines. Of course, as the world’s appetite […]

To comprehend diamond clarity, we must first comprehend diamond formation. Natural diamonds are formed when carbon is exposed to extreme heat and pressure deep down. This process can produce a range of internal and external characteristics known as ‘inclusions’ and ‘blemishes.’ The quantity, size, relief, nature, and position of these characteristics, as well as how […]

D (colourless) is the highest and best grade on the letter-grade diamond colour scale, while Z is the lowest. The D colour grade is the highest quality colour grade a diamond can achieve, and it is sometimes referred to as a diamond’s “best colour.”

Diamonds were first discovered in and around Indian rivers. Diamonds were a valuable commodity. Diamond drill-marked beads dating from the 4th century BC have been discovered in Yemeni archaeological sites. In the 13th and 14th centuries, diamonds first appeared in European jewellery. The initial attempts to polish the natural features and faults of the diamond […]