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Carat Weight

Carat Weight

A common misconception when it comes to diamonds is that carat refers to size.  In fact, carat refers to the weight of the diamond, one metric carat being equal to one fifth of a gram (0.2 gram). The origins of the word carat is actually from the carob seed.  These seeds were thought to have…

The Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond

The 45.52 carat steely-blue modified cushion antique brilliant diamond that we now know as the famous Hope diamond, is currently on display at the Smithsonian Institute.  It is graded as a fancy deep greyish blue and is today worth over $250 million. There is much mystique surrounding the Hope Diamond in that it is rumoured…

Elusive Treasure

Elusive Treasure

Diamonds are rare jewels.  They have only been found in a few isolated locations, scattered among the oldest parts of the continents.  For thousands of years the only source known to man was one remote area in India, where diamonds were first appreciated for their capacity to disperse light. New but modest discoveries were made…

Beyoncé’s Stunner

Beyoncé’s Stunner

When it comes to the world’s most famous (and expensive) engagement rings, the exquisite ring presented to Beyoncé by Jay-Z in 2008 is right up there on the list.  The platinum split shank features a breathtaking 18ct flawless emerald-cut diamond designed by Lorraine Schwartz.  Although simplistic in its design, the magnificent centre diamond fittingly reflects…

Origins

Origins

What is diamond’s origin?  How are diamonds created? Men have asked that question since they were first discovered. Two thousand years ago they were believed to be splinters of stars.  Another old legend has it that Alexander the Great found their source in a valley so deep no human eye could see the bottom.  But diamonds…

“Adamas”, the Invincible

“Adamas”, the Invincible

The wonderful gem we call the diamond is many different things.  It is the most enduring symbol of everlasting love.  It is the purest substance that occurs in Nature.  It is the hardest natural material in the known universe, and so is the essential component of countless modern industrial tools.  Its name comes from the…

Make Your Wedding Day Sparkle

Make Your Wedding Day Sparkle

As weddings reflect a current trend towards traditional values, brides are opting for simple, personal touches that highlight the heartfelt meaning of their special day.  According to industry experts, the biggest news in bridal style is a revival of timeless diamond jewelry pieces that will endure long past the first blush of marital bliss. Couples…

The Cullinan

The Cullinan

One night in January 1905, a miner discovered a shiny object in the wall of the mine in some yellow kimberlite ground in the Premier No. 2 mine.  At first he thought it was a piece of glass. He presented it to surface manager Frederic Wells, who immediately had the stone examined.  At 3,106 carats, it…

The Koh-i-Noor

The Koh-i-Noor

Koh-i-Noor, the Persian name for “Mountain of Light”, was the name given to the 186 carat diamond thought to have been discovered some 700 years ago in the Kollur mine in India.  According to legend, it was far larger, in the region of 793 carat. There is a great deal of legend and rumour surrounding the…

Welcome

Welcome

Treasure Diamonds, which was established in 1978, is a diamond wholesale company with offices in Israel and South Africa. Our professionalism, dedication, and know-how, attained from being in the industry for almost 40 years, have made our name synonymous with excellence within the diamond industry. We are members of the exclusive Israel Diamond Exchange, the World…

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