Together Starts Here: Emma & Angie

We love being able to share happy engagement stories from our friends and clients. As a LBGTQ-friendly South African business, we're especially thrilled to share our latest engagement story of how Emma recently proposed to Angie.  “I never thought myself for corny or typical and it wasn't love at first sight. Emma and I met [...]

Together Starts Here: Emma & Angie2018-12-10T13:55:40+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

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

Together Starts Here: Charlene & Mel

You may recall from one of our previous #TogetherStartsHere stories (featuring Louise & Gus) that geologists are a rather quirky bunch of people. With our co-founder Clare being a geologist herself, Katannuta Diamonds seems to have become the "go-to" engagement ring company for South African geologists. So, without further ado, here is one of most [...]

Together Starts Here: Charlene & Mel2018-05-22T15:15:16+00:00

The world’s top 10 diamond mines – Part 1

There are is no shortage of diamond mines in the world at the moment, but the 50 largest mines around the globe account for approximately 90% of all diamonds mined. Diamond mines can be “sized” according to a number of factors – surface diameter, amount of diamonds produced or estimated reserves. In the first part [...]

The world’s top 10 diamond mines – Part 12017-11-28T15:00:31+00:00

The world’s most expensive diamond

It’s been a big week for diamond auctions. With industry leaders Sotheby’s and Christie’s holding back-to-back auctions in Geneva on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th May, respectively, we knew there were going to be diamond fireworks – and both auctions delivered. The “Unique Pink”, a remarkable 15.38ct pear shaped diamond was part of Sotheby’s “Magnificent [...]

The world’s most expensive diamond2017-11-28T14:40:50+00:00