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