DIAMOND BUYERS GUIDE
Diamond jewellery is available in a variety of forms. A diamond engagement ring, wedding band set or some other form of bridal jewellery are traditional jewellery pieces for engagements and weddings.
Lastly, consideration should be given to when and how the jewellery will be worn to ensure that any piece of diamond jewellery can be worn in the way in which it was intended.
WHAT IS A DIAMOND?
Diamonds are made of pure carbon and crystallised deep in the earth due to intense pressure and heat, over billions of years. Diamonds, by pure miracle, are brought closer to the Earth’s surface through volcanic eruptions. Diamonds are the hardest, most imperishable, and the most brilliant of the gemstones.
The event that awakened the world's appreciation of diamond jewellery was the 15th century wedding of Maxmilla of Austria to Mary of Burgundy, where the groom gave the bride a brilliant diamond engagement ring. Today, diamonds suggest emotional themes of commitment, durability and beauty commonly associated with romantic relationships. Becoming more popular is the idea of owning a diamond ‘just because’, to spoil yourself or anyone you love. Forged by nature’s intensity and eons of time, Diamonds from the ancient Greek αδάμας – adámas "unbreakable” are the ultimate symbol of promise, love and celebration. Understandably picking the right diamond is as important to us as it is to you and your story.
In addition to being the hardest of gemstones, diamond is the simplest in composition. Like graphite or charcoal, diamond is common carbon, however it is crystallised under enormous pressure and at extremely high temperatures. Typically diamonds therefore form at great depths within the earth where these conditions exist and over millions if not billions of years.
Geographically, the diamond production leaders are Australia, Zaire, Botswana, Russia and South Africa.
A natural wonder that dazzles tirelessly, a diamond is a fiery, brilliant display of the earth’s best work.