How much should I spend on an engagement ring?

Even at the best of times, jewellery and gemstones are a total mystery to your average man. Add in the pressure of the jewellery in question being a South African engagement ring, and the poor man can’t help but feel over-whelmed. “Do I need permission from her father? What’s her ring size? What does she [...]

How much should I spend on an engagement ring?2018-07-31T13:14:45+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

10 inspired Morganite engagement ring ideas

There’s no doubt that in South Africa right now, morganite rings are certainly the flavour of the moment. Big brand retail stores like American Swiss and Browns are promoting morganite on a significant scale and, as the South African economy weakens (again), the consumer-friendly price point of morganite makes it a popular choice for couples [...]

10 inspired Morganite engagement ring ideas2018-06-28T16:59:49+00:00

9 reasons we love titanium rings

Titanium rings have grown tremendously in popularity over the past few years. For the 10 years that Katannuta Diamonds has been manufacturing wedding rings for men in South Africa, titanium has been by far the most popular choice for men's wedding bands. Why is that? There are a number of reasons, but here are the [...]

9 reasons we love titanium rings2017-11-27T13:21:03+00:00

Can a titanium ring be cut off your finger?

The following article was written by Wayne Skews, one of the top titanium ring manufacturers in South Africa: "A common misconception is that titanium cannot be cut off of your finger if you are in an accident. This is absolute nonsense! A customer of mine says he tried to buy a titanium ring from Browns [...]

Can a titanium ring be cut off your finger?2018-05-16T17:18:11+00:00

Mokume Gane jewellery & wedding rings

If you’re looking for a wedding ring that is completely unique, very unusual and a one-of-a-kind piece, it’s quite possible that a Mokume Gane wedding band is what you are after. Mokume Gane is a term that refers to a metal-working technique developed 300 - 400 years ago in Japan, a technique originally developed to [...]

Mokume Gane jewellery & wedding rings2017-11-27T13:18:17+00:00

Irish Claddagh rings: what do they mean?

Ireland is, without a doubt, a country filled with folklore and traditions. Celtic designs are known world-wide and often incorporated into jewellery designs. The traditional Irish Claddagh ring is perhaps one of the best-known Irish jewellery designs, but where does it come from, and what does it mean? It was an Irish fishing village in [...]

Irish Claddagh rings: what do they mean?2017-11-27T13:09:14+00:00

Why Tanzanite engagement rings are a terrible idea

At Katannuta Diamonds, our main priorities are honesty, integrity and consumer education. We’re not afraid to call a spade a spade and we’ll happily cut through the marketing blurb that the jewellery industry is famous for. It might make us unpopular, it might seem to go against the grain of the rest of the industry, [...]

Why Tanzanite engagement rings are a terrible idea2018-05-14T13:15:14+00:00