11 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for 2020 [South Africa edition]

For over 500 years, the 14th of February has been celebrated around the world as Valentine’s Day. Despite its origins as a Christian feast day (it is still observed in Anglican and Lutheran calendars), it’s hard to ignore the commercial celebration of romance and romantic love that the day has become. Commercial or not, jewellery always [...]

11 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for 2020 [South Africa edition]2020-02-04T08:45:54+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

Top 5 Engagement Ring Trends in 2019 [South Africa edition]

Engagement ring trends are quite often a merry-go-round. A particular style will come into fashion, hang around for a few years and then disappear, often into relative obscurity. It’s hard not to get caught up in a trend, particularly when social media plays such a large role in society today. But, how much attention should [...]

Top 5 Engagement Ring Trends in 2019 [South Africa edition]2020-04-10T15:22:01+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

Clare’s Top 6 Valentine’s Day jewellery ideas & gifts

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 [...]

Clare’s Top 6 Valentine’s Day jewellery ideas & gifts2019-01-16T19:35:49+02:00

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 budget2020-04-10T16:37:52+02:00

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?2020-04-10T15:17:57+02:00

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+02:00

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+02:00

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+02:00