Month: March 2014

What are the most popular cuts for a diamond?

Blog | March 20th, 2014

There are four C’s attributed to a diamond – cut, clarity, colour, and carat. Of the four, it is the cut that defines the look and feel of a diamond. The term cut refers to two things in the diamond industry. First, is used to describe the shape of a diamond like for instance you can call a specific diamond an emerald cut diamond. Cut is also used is to describe the reflective features of a diamond and this specific […]

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All about Pearls

Blog | March 7th, 2014

Pearls have been in existent for over a thousand years. Amongst the gems in existence, a pearl is the only living gem born out of living organisms generally known as Mollusks, they are mostly made up of nacre. Conchiolin is secreted from the mollusks, which when hardens forms the shiny structure of the pearl. Essentially, pearls are created from pearl oysters. The Japanese first discovered how to produce cultured pearls, thereby making them available to everyone who can afford it. […]

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