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19th July, 2013

It takes a great deal of expertise and training to know whether a diamond is real or an imitation; Dominic’s short guide will give you an idea of what to look for.

20th April, 2012

Making sure that you have the correct size ring is essential – your ring must be comfortable, but not so loose that you are at risk of losing it! We will measure you for your new ring ensuring that it fits snugly and comfortably. Ensuring Your Correct Ring Size To measure your fingers, we have […]

19th April, 2012

A guide to safe and effective diamond cleaning and ways to keep your diamonds sparkling. Although diamonds are the hardest substance known to man, they need careful cleaning to ensure that they keep their brilliance. Everyday substances – perfume, soap, make-up, hand lotions and hair styling products, all leave a film of dirt on the […]

10th May, 2010

Although it is generally thought that diamonds are colourless, there are actually a wide range of hues which can greatly affect value. Colourless or near-colourless diamonds can be graded. Diamond colours are generally graded on an alphabetic scale, from D, which is the best, to Z, which is a distinctly yellowish-brown colour. However, if a […]

When you consider purchasing a piece of diamond jewellery you will be looking at the Cut, the Clarity, the Colour and how many Carats it is. We like to think there’s another ‘C’ to be considered – it is Clark. When you buy a diamond from us you can be sure of its quality and […]

Cut is the only diamond characteristic directly influenced by man – the other three are dictated by nature. A good round brilliant cut releases the fire, life and sparkle of a diamond through the arrangement and proportions of its 57 or 58 facets (tiny planes that create angles to reflect light). The shape of a […]

Our most precious area of gemstone knowledge concerns the selling of diamonds. We frequently refer to the 4 C’s; these are the benchmarks describing the optical and physical properties of a diamond. Many of our customers will come into the shop knowing very little about diamonds. The term ‘the 4 C’s’refers to the Clarity, the […]

The weight of a diamond is given in its carat equivalent. One carat is 0.2 grams and is divided into 100 points, i.e. 100 points equals 1.0 carat. The carat weight of a stone does not itself set the value of a stone; this depends heavily on the other three variables that exist; Colour, Clarity, […]

12th April, 2010

Clarity Clarity refers to how blemish free the stone is, both inside and on the surface. Small carbon deposits or other inclusions, cracks, fissures all detract from a diamond’s value. These small imperfections can be referred to as nature’s fingerprints, the presence of inclusions is not a negative feature as it shows the stone is […]