What’s the deal with lab-grown diamonds? [And should you buy them?]

Lab-grown diamonds are not a new phenomenon, despite what the media may have you believe. Since the 1950’s, both De Beers and General Electric have been manufacturing synthetic diamonds, purely for industrial applications (for example drill bits, cutting saws & polishing wheels). These synthetic diamonds, mostly tiny (2mm in size) bright yellow cubo-octahedral crystals, were [...]

What’s the deal with lab-grown diamonds? [And should you buy them?]2019-05-28T01:08:48+00:00

Why we don’t sell cheap diamonds [or cheap jewellery]

When we launched Katannuta Diamonds in 2007, we knew that we were entering a luxury goods market with significant competition. We also knew that we would never compromise on quality to offer the lowest prices; cheap diamonds are never top quality. So, we made a business decision that we weren’t going to compete on price [...]

Why we don’t sell cheap diamonds [or cheap jewellery]2019-05-27T23:26:57+00:00

Graff reveals the record-breaking Lesedi la Rona diamond

If you pay any attention to the diamond industry, you’ll know that one name is synonymous with big diamonds. Graff. Graff Diamonds was founded by Laurence Graff in 1960 and, over the last 59 years, has become the industry leader in the cutting, polishing and marketing of large, exceptional quality diamonds. Notable rough diamond acquisitions [...]

Graff reveals the record-breaking Lesedi la Rona diamond2019-04-21T10:33:09+00:00

April’s birthstone: 15 fun facts about diamonds

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 [...]

April’s birthstone: 15 fun facts about diamonds2019-04-17T16:39:44+00:00

What are Salt and Pepper Diamonds?

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. [...]

What are Salt and Pepper Diamonds?2019-03-22T13:15:41+00:00

Large pink diamond sells for $8.8million

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 [...]

Large pink diamond sells for $8.8million2019-03-15T15:37:43+00:00

Harry Winston buys record-breaking pink diamond

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 [...]

Harry Winston buys record-breaking pink diamond2018-11-15T18:37:03+00:00

More flash for your cash: Maximising your engagement ring budget

We’re bombarded with bad news daily. The rand is weakening, the fuel price is sky-rocketing, the economy is shrinking and now, we’re on the brink of a recession. As a result, in 2018 your average South African has less disposable income than before, something that can certainly pose a serious challenge when you’re shopping for [...]

More flash for your cash: Maximising your engagement ring budget2018-10-20T15:51:05+00:00

Our chocolate, cognac and diamond launch

The 20th of June saw the exciting new launch of our collaboration with Chocoloza, a hand-made luxury chocolate brand based at 44 Stanley in Johannesburg. South African diamond lovers came together for a decadent evening of champagne, cognac, coffee, chocolate and of course diamonds and jewellery. One of most common questions our co-founder Clare Appleyard [...]

Our chocolate, cognac and diamond launch2018-06-28T16:45:30+00:00