Captivated by Colour, Part III: Blue diamonds

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 [...]

Captivated by Colour, Part III: Blue diamonds2020-04-30T16:15:46+02:00

Captivated by Colour, Part II: Pink diamonds

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 [...]

Captivated by Colour, Part II: Pink diamonds2020-04-21T15:24:18+02:00

Captivated by Colour, Part I: Yellow diamonds

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 [...]

Captivated by Colour, Part I: Yellow diamonds2020-04-10T12:53:38+02:00

Is diamond fluorescence bad, or good? [and does it matter?]

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 [...]

Is diamond fluorescence bad, or good? [and does it matter?]2020-03-15T22:34:05+02:00

How much is a diamond in South Africa?

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 [...]

How much is a diamond in South Africa?2020-03-02T14:28:14+02:00

We want to be the best jeweller in South Africa [not the cheapest]

We’re not trying to be the cheapest manufacturing jeweller in South Africa. We’re trying to be the best manufacturing jeweller in South Africa. There’s a lot of competition in the diamond, gemstone and manufacturing jeweller arena in South Africa. A quick search online will bring up hundreds of private jewellers (like Katannuta Diamonds) in addition [...]

We want to be the best jeweller in South Africa [not the cheapest]2020-01-22T07:34:28+02:00

Why buying a diamond engagement ring still makes sense in 2019

“'Cause if you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it” sings Beyoncé in her hit “Single Ladies (Put a ring on it)”. We can trace the history of the diamond engagement ring back to 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria [...]

Why buying a diamond engagement ring still makes sense in 20192019-09-09T09:52:22+02:00

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+02:00

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+02:00

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 diamonds2020-04-10T14:55:19+02:00