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Flash sale! South Africa diamond rings now on special

For the first time in 14 years, we're having a diamond ring sale in South Africa! Since 2006, we’ve specialised in bespoke diamond engagement rings where our clients play an integral role in the design and creation of their dream rings. Each ring is tailored to a client’s unique requirements, from selection of the loose [...]

Flash sale! South Africa diamond rings now on special2020-07-20T21:39:53+02:00

Moissanite vs Diamond: A guide for South Africa

At the beginning of 2020, nobody could have foreseen the economic devastation that Covid-19 would wreak. In South Africa, a weak rand-dollar exchange rate has seen local customers looking to stretch their buying power, and one example of this in the jewellery industry is the growing popularity of moissanite. Over the last few months we’ve [...]

Moissanite vs Diamond: A guide for South Africa2020-07-20T10:23:00+02:00

Is your birthday in May? Emerald is your birthstone.

Emerald is, without a doubt, the best known of the green gemstones, and the only green gemstone that is  considered “precious". It is the birthstone for May and has grown in popularity over the past few years as jewellery trends have moved towards coloured gemstones. Peridot, tourmaline and tsavorite are all other varieties of green [...]

Is your birthday in May? Emerald is your birthstone.2020-05-21T18:14:52+02:00

Captivated by Colour, Part III: Blue diamonds

Welcome to the third chapter of Captivated by Colour and this time, blue diamonds are in the spotlight. Considered one of the rarest colours, blue diamonds have an enigma and appeal that very few other colours hold. It’s still April, so diamonds are still the birthstone for the rest of the month. It’s only a [...]

Captivated by Colour, Part III: Blue diamonds2020-04-30T16:15:46+02:00

Captivated by Colour, Part II: Pink diamonds

Welcome to our second installment of Captivated by Colour and this time, we’re looking at pink diamonds. Pink diamonds are one of the rarest colours of diamonds and one of the most prized and valued. Many people will ask about coloured diamonds, but very few people know how rare they are, or how expensive they [...]

Captivated by Colour, Part II: Pink diamonds2020-04-21T15:24:18+02:00

Captivated by Colour, Part I: Yellow diamonds

April’s birthstone is diamond and many people are surprised to know that diamonds can come in virtually all colours of the rainbow. This post will be the first of a series entitled “Captivated by Colour” where we explore each of the fancy diamond colours in turn, together with what gives the diamonds their colours, where [...]

Captivated by Colour, Part I: Yellow diamonds2020-04-10T12:53:38+02:00

Is diamond fluorescence bad, or good? [and does it matter?]

Until relatively recently, fluorescence in a diamond was something that only gemologists and geologists paid attention to. For most of the jewellery buying public, the traditional 4C’s, as defined by the GIA (cut, colour, clarity and carat) were enough to decide whether a diamond was of an acceptable quality or not. In 1997, the GIA [...]

Is diamond fluorescence bad, or good? [and does it matter?]2020-03-15T22:34:05+02:00

How much is a diamond in South Africa?

As a leading independent engagement ring manufacturing jeweller, we frequently get asked a number of  questions, the most common being an what a diamond actually costs. Whilst this seems like a simple question, the answer is far from simple. In fact, there is no answer to the question. Instead, the answer is in fact more [...]

How much is a diamond in South Africa?2020-03-02T14:28:14+02:00

11 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for 2020 [South Africa edition]

For over 500 years, the 14th of February has been celebrated around the world as Valentine’s Day. Despite its origins as a Christian feast day (it is still observed in Anglican and Lutheran calendars), it’s hard to ignore the commercial celebration of romance and romantic love that the day has become. Commercial or not, jewellery always [...]

11 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for 2020 [South Africa edition]2020-02-04T08:45:54+02:00

We want to be the best jeweller in South Africa [not the cheapest]

We’re not trying to be the cheapest manufacturing jeweller in South Africa. We’re trying to be the best manufacturing jeweller in South Africa. There’s a lot of competition in the diamond, gemstone and manufacturing jeweller arena in South Africa. A quick search online will bring up hundreds of private jewellers (like Katannuta Diamonds) in addition [...]

We want to be the best jeweller in South Africa [not the cheapest]2020-01-22T07:34:28+02:00