The ‘Queen of Gemstones’, Diamonds have such a wonderful fire and brilliance that along with their pure colourless appearance makes them the most desirable gem in the world.
Diamonds really are a girls best friend – they add sparkle and glamour to any piece they are set in, and look stunning when set as solitaires for engagement rings. Diamonds are the only gem to have a grading system that is understood world wide – the four C’s relate to the cut, clarity, colour and carat of your diamond. I work with a minimum quality of H colour, vs1 clarity diamonds displaying a good fire and sparkle.
Country of origin
Although Africa is still a major supplier of Diamonds, today it represents less than 50% of the market share. Other sources include India, Canada, Russia, Australia and Brazil.
Myth & Folklore
The name Diamond derives from the ancient Greek word ‘adamas’ meaning invincible.
Diamond is the birthstone for April