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AAA grade tanzanite and sapphire: South Africa, we have a problem

If, like many people, you are shopping for AAA grade sapphires or tanzanites in South Africa right now, you must read this article. These blue gemstones are popular in South Africa, particularly when it comes to engagement rings (although you should never consider tanzanite for an engagement ring, ever!) but there is a huge amount [...]

AAA grade tanzanite and sapphire: South Africa, we have a problem2021-10-03T16:12:30+02:00

South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho: Home of BIG diamonds!

If you’re looking for big diamonds, there’s one particular area where the world’s biggest diamonds come from – Southern Africa, incorporating South Africa, Botswana and Lesotho. Ever since the world’s biggest ever diamond, the Cullinan diamond, was found in South Africa in 1905, this area of Africa has continued to produce the biggest and best [...]

South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho: Home of BIG diamonds!2021-09-08T13:50:52+02:00

The KZN diamond rush – and how we knew they weren’t real diamonds

In mid-June 2021, news broke of the discovery of a new diamond deposit in KZN (Kwa-Zulu Natal), South Africa, causing a massive diamond rush. South Africa has a long and famous diamond history, dating back over 150 years. The world’s biggest diamond ever was discovered here in 1905 so, in theory, a diamond discovery and [...]

The KZN diamond rush – and how we knew they weren’t real diamonds2021-07-27T10:54:40+02:00

Half-truths you’ll hear in retail jewellery stores

We can all agree that most retail jewellery stores in South Africa do a great job in the industry. There are some reputable chain stores that you’ll find in all regular shopping malls, and there are many great independent jewellers too. Often, customers love being able to go into a store, see and try rings [...]

Half-truths you’ll hear in retail jewellery stores2021-06-20T15:58:30+02:00

Oval diamonds: The most popular diamond shape in South Africa

If you were to ask any jeweller in South Africa what the most popular fancy cut diamond shape is right now (“now” being May 2021), their answer is going to be “oval diamonds”. Across South Africa, and the world, diamond cutters, traders and manufacturing jewellers are struggling to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for [...]

Oval diamonds: The most popular diamond shape in South Africa2021-05-17T09:33:49+02:00

New Salt & Pepper diamonds in stock [South Africa]

Salt and pepper diamonds have thrived in South Africa in 2020, and Katannuta Diamonds has some brand-new stock to help satisfy your salt and pepper craving! It’s fair to say that 2020 was a tough year economically, and as jobs have been lost and currencies have crashed, many South African shoppers have turned towards economically [...]

New Salt & Pepper diamonds in stock [South Africa]2021-01-01T13:34:23+02:00

The anatomy of a diamond

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, [...]

The anatomy of a diamond2020-09-22T17:31:02+02:00

Platinum vs white gold. Which is better for your engagement ring?

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 [...]

Platinum vs white gold. Which is better for your engagement ring?2020-09-14T19:38:23+02:00

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 special2020-09-14T19:38:24+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 Africa2020-09-14T19:38:24+02:00
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