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Exploring the Beauty and Rarity of Diamonds and Their Significance as the April Birthstone

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

Diamonds are the most sought-after gemstones in the world, and for good reason. They are known for their stunning beauty, durability, and rarity. In this blog post, we will explore the esoteric aspects of diamonds, their characteristics as a gemstone used in jewellery, their range of hues, where they are mined, and how they should be looked after.

Three round brilliant cut diamonds
Round Diamond Brilliants - 0.75 ct , 1.00 ct and 1.5 ct

Diamonds are a symbol of purity, love, and commitment. They are believed to enhance clarity, balance, and abundance in the wearer. Diamonds are also associated with the crown chakra, which represents spiritual enlightenment and divine connection. This makes diamonds a popular choice for engagement rings and other pieces of jewellery that symbolize love, devotion, and spiritual growth.

In jewellery, diamonds are a popular choice for their beauty and durability. They are the hardest mineral on earth, with a hardness of 10 on the Mohs scale, making them an ideal choice for use in rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Diamonds come in a wide range of hues, from colourless to yellow, brown, pink, blue, and even black. The most popular diamond colour for engagement rings is white or colourless, which are prized for their brilliance and fire.

Fancy Colour Diamonds

Fancy colour diamonds are a unique category of diamonds that are highly valued for their intense hues and extreme rarity. These diamonds come in a wide range of colours, from pink, blue, and green to orange, purple, and even red. The most valued colour grades for fancy colour diamonds are the ones that display the most intense and saturated hues. For example, for pink diamonds, the most valuable ones are those with a pure pink hue, without any secondary colours such as purple or orange. Blue diamonds with a deep blue hue are also highly sought-after and valuable. The rarity of fancy colour diamonds is due to the fact that they are formed under unique geological conditions, and only a small fraction of all diamonds mined are fancy colour diamonds. This makes them a highly coveted and valuable category of diamonds that are often sought-after by collectors and connoisseurs of fine jewellery.

Oval Shaped Yellow Diamond
Oval Shaped Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond - Cullinan Mine South Africa

Diamonds are primarily mined in countries such as Russia, Botswana, Canada, and Australia, but they can also be found in other locations around the world. Russia is the largest producer of diamonds by volume, while Botswana is the largest producer of diamonds by value.

Rough White Diamond
D Colour Flawless Rough Diamond

Bespoke Diamond Jewellery

Diamonds are a timeless and beautiful gemstone that represent purity, love, and commitment. As someone who grew up in South Africa, I have always had a special affinity for diamonds. South Africa is one of the world's largest diamond producers and has a long and rich history with this precious gemstone. Today, I have a particular interest in rare fancy coloured diamonds, which are even more coveted and valuable than traditional white diamonds. I am passionate about sourcing the rarest and most unique diamonds for my clients, and I take pride in offering a bespoke service that allows them to create one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces that reflect their individual tastes and personalities. With my expertise in sourcing, cutting, and polishing diamonds, I am confident that I can create a piece of jewellery that you will cherish for a lifetime.

I pride myself on sourcing only the highest quality and ethically sourced diamonds. I work directly with reputable and trustworthy diamond cutters and mines around the world, cutting out middleman traders to ensure transparency and traceability. This means that my clients can rest assured that the diamonds they receive are certified and of the highest quality. I only deal in natural diamonds as I believe in offering true value to my clients.

I can offer my clients any size, shape, and colour natural certified diamond available, at wholesale-equivalent pricing. This is because I deal directly with the source or wholesaler, rather than going through intermediaries. This allows me to offer my clients unbeatable value without compromising on quality or ethics.

Read more about Natural and Synthetic diamonds in my blog post - Natural vs Synthetic Diamonds

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