If you’re celebrating your birthday this April, count yourself lucky – your birthstone is diamond, perhaps the most well-known and popular of all gemstones. With a history that dates back thousands of years, diamonds are unique in many ways. To celebrate diamonds as April’s birthstone, we’re bringing you 15 fascinating diamond facts that you probably [...]
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Aquamarine is a timeless gemstone, and with its palette of blue hues, the colour of water and sky, is believed to embody eternal life. Symbolising youth, hope, health and fidelity, aquamarine’s soothing influence on married couples has made it a popular anniversary gift. Often, aquamarine is light in colour, and tones can range from greenish-blue [...]
If you’ve spent any time recently browsing jewellery pages on Pinterest or Instagram, chances are you’ve come across “Salt and Pepper diamonds”. Currently one of the hottest jewellery trends in the world right now, South African gem lovers can’t get enough of these unique diamonds. Salt and Pepper diamonds hold a remarkable appeal right now. [...]
Gem Diamonds, owner of the world’s highest diamond mine, Letseng, has announced the sale of their most recently discovered pink diamond. Unearthed only a few weeks ago, in February, the 13.33ct pink diamond was the largest pink diamond discovered at Letseng since 2011. Photo: Gem Diamonds The diamond was sold via tender in [...]
"Our story starts a few months ago when I made a "joke" about getting engaged. At that point Calvin couldn't hold it in anymore and he came clean about planning to ask me to marry him for a few months already. We then decided that we would design the ring together and came across Katannuta Diamond's [...]
With Valentine’s Day falling in the middle of this month, February is traditionally celebrated as the month of love. And, with rich, velvety purple hues, amethyst is the perfect birthstone for February. Purple is considered the most regal of colours and so, over time, amethyst has appeared frequently in royal and religious jewellery. Indeed, the [...]
Love is in the air as we edge closer and closer to February. Valentine’s Day is well known as one of the most popular days of the year to propose, and the 14thof February is literally around the corner. If you’re a little short of romantic ideas to do justice to your Katannuta Diamonds engagement [...]
Christmas already seems like it was a lifetime ago and scarily, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We believe that you should be sharing and showing love daily, but we know you want to spoil your loved one that little bit more on Valentine’s Day. So, our diamond and jewellery expert Clare has put [...]
2018 was a remarkable year for diamonds, from an auction perspective, but even more so from a rough diamond discovery perspective. We countdown the top 5 rough diamonds discovered and the top 5 diamonds sold at auction in 2018. Rough Diamonds 5) Letseng’s record year The 5thbiggest diamond of 2018 weighs in at 169cts and [...]
“Garnets are such a boring birthstone”, lamented my January-born cousin, Amy, recently. Thinking I knew what she had in mind, I asked “What colour is garnet?”. “Dirty red-brown”, replied Amy, saying exactly what I’d expected her to say. Like most people, Amy had no idea that garnet was available in a wide range of colours, [...]