Diamond Engagement Rings
- Diamonds are the most precious and rare gem stone and signify an enduring marriage.
- Diamonds are the hardest and most durable stone which make them last a life time.
- Diamond rings are an investment because diamonds hold their value and can actually increase their value over time.
- Diamonds are the symbol of love which makes them the perfect gift for your loved one.
Diamond comes from the Greek word 'Adamas' meaning unconquerable, suggesting the eternity of love.
Diamond grading involves evaluating the qualities of an individual diamond and deciding how its qualities reflect its rarity and value. Diamond value is based on the Four C's: Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat weight. In combination, these four factors provide a way to discuss diamonds and to compare one diamond to another.
Diamond Colour - In most diamonds, the term actually refers to the absence of colour. The less colour in the stone, the more desirable and valuable it is. Some of these differences are not visible to the naked eye, but directly impact the overall quality and price of the stone. Diamond Clarity - measures the amount, size and placement of internal ‘inclusions,’ and external ‘blemishes.’ Grades run from ‘Flawless,’ with virtually no imperfections, to ‘Included,’ which contain a significant number of imperfections. Diamond Cut - does not refer to a diamond’s shape, but to the proportion and arrangement of its facets and the quality of workmanship. The amount of brilliance, sparkle and fire in a diamond is determined by cut. Grades range from ‘Excellent’ to ‘Poor.’ Diamond Carat - refers to a diamond’s weight. Generally speaking, the higher the carat weight, the more expensive the stone. Two diamonds of equal carat weight, however, can have very different quality and price when the other three Cs are considered.
There are many cuts (shapes) you can get for your diamond engagement ring, we can provide quotes for all carat weights and qualities.
We have a vast array of Black diamonds in stock. For those of you looking for something a little bit unusual. They can be set into any style of ring. Black diamonds are becoming more and more popular as they are cheaper than white diamonds and give a very sleek contemporary look. Please contact us with any ideas you may have.
There are hundreds of mounts available and we can also create custom designs via our CAD system to set your diamond. Some are very traditional with a classic look to them, whilst others are very modern and simple.