"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 [...]
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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, [...]
It’s always special when a couple chooses Katannuta Diamonds to manufacture their engagement ring, but it’s even more special when we can help family and friends. We’ve known Priyanka and her family for almost a decade, so we were thrilled to be able help Priyanka create her dream ring. Priyanka and Davron worked closely with [...]
We love being able to share happy engagement stories from our friends and clients. As a LBGTQ-friendly South African business, we're especially thrilled to share our latest engagement story of how Emma recently proposed to Angie. “I never thought myself for corny or typical and it wasn't love at first sight. Emma and I met [...]
Each November, leading auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s hold back-to-back auctions on consecutive days, with each house auctioning a collection of exquisite, rare and collectible gems and jewellery. Often, records will fall at these auctions; highest diamond prices per carat and the highest price ever paid for a single diamond are just some of the [...]
Occasionally, a gemstone is unearthed that makes the world sit up and take notice. This past week was one such an occasion, when a giant emerald discovery in Zambia was announced. Zambia is home to some of the world’s finest emeralds, none more so than the massive 5,655ct crystal that was recently unearthed at Kagem [...]