Most people know that diamonds come in many different shapes. Whilst the round brilliant cut is the most common and most popular cut, other shapes are known as “fancy cuts” and include shapes like ovals, cushions, princess cuts and pear cuts. But despite their differing shapes, they all have a number of common physical characteristics, [...]
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A common question we get from clients is "Platinum vs white gold for my ring? What should I choose?" At Katannuta Diamonds we always like to strike a balance between aesthetics, practicality, durability and affordability when we design and manufacture our engagement and wedding rings. Depending on the design of a ring, a significant amount [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]