Gemstone information guide: Diamonds, tanzanite, sapphires, rubies & emeralds
Although consumers are mostly aware of the 4C's in relation to diamonds, equal care must be taken when examining and identifying other gemstones for purchase. The 4C's refer to the Cut, Clarity, Carat and Colour of a gemstone and a broad knowledge of these categories will greatly enrich your buying experience.
Katannuta Diamonds has compiled buying guides for each of the major, precious gemstones we offer. We hope that these guides will assist, inform and guide you towards the best purchase possible.
"Clare Appleyard provided professional advice at our first meeting regarding diamond size, clarity and quality. It was valuable customer information, as I did not know anything about diamonds and how to go about choosing the right one."
Cynthia Mothepu, Centurion, South Africa
Metal information guide: Gold, platinum & titanium
Often, a gemstone is the centrepiece of an item of jewellery, but without a metal in which to set the gemstone, jewellery cannot be created. Gold is one of the most popular precious metals and has references to gold can be traced back to the 4th millenium BC. Traditionally, yellow gold was the most popular setting for jewellery, but jewellery trends are now shifting towards white metals - white gold, platinum and sometimes palladium. Titanium jewellery is popular amongst men, particularly in the form of wedding rings and pendants.
Katannuta Diamonds can manufacture jewellery in any of the following metals, and we hope that our metal buying guide will help you make the best decision for your lifestyle and budget.
Are you looking for a particular gemstone or do you need some guidance on the best metal for your bespoke jewellery? Contact us directly for answers to any questions you may have regarding gemstones or precious metals.