Archive For 17 August, 2017

The Wannabes: Diamond Imitations

The Wannabes: Diamond Imitations

For hundreds of years, alternative materials, both natural and synthetic, have been used as diamond imitations.  The main reason for this is the relative rarity of diamonds which results in their higher price compared to their imitation counterparts.  Another reason is the controversy surrounding ethical mining practices and the existence of conflict diamonds.  Also known…

The Dynasty Collection

The Dynasty Collection

In November 2017, history is being made as Alrosa’s Dynasty Collection is scheduled to be auctioned online.  This spectacular 5-piece collection of diamonds was cut from a single 179ct rough diamond, the Romanov, which was extracted from one of the company’s mines in 2015. “The Dynasty” diamond, the star of the collection, is a 51.38ct…

Treasure Diamonds, Your One-Stop Solution

Treasure Diamonds, Your One-Stop Solution

Consumer behaviour has changed in recent years.  We live in an era when perhaps the greatest luxury is time.  When looking to purchase a product, whether it be a fine jewellery piece or the latest car or cell phone, we want a seamless experience.  We also expect a variety of options from which to choose,…

10 Interesting Diamond Facts

10 Interesting Diamond Facts

Diamond and graphite are comprised of exactly the same substance, carbon.  The only difference is the way in which the carbon atoms are arranged that make graphite (which is used to make pencil lead) so soft, whereas diamond is the hardest substance on earth. Hardness refers to resistance to scratching. Although diamonds are extremely hard,…

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