Blue diamond heart pendant
Valentine's Diamonds and Chocolates
We all know that it is very cliché to get the special lady in your life a giant box of chocolates and a stunning diamond ring for Valentine's Day, right? Think again as a recent survey asked women between the ages of 18-34 what they wanted their sweethearts to get them for Valentine's Day. An overwhelming majority stated that they wanted, 'Diamonds and/or Chocolate'. So let's get this straight, while it seems that everyone wants you thinking outside the box this Valentine's Day, why don't you just stick to what makes her happy and get her a giant red box of chocolates and a little velvet box with a stunning piece of diamond jewellery inside of it.
Diamond rings
How are Diamonds Priced?
This is a commonly asked question and it does have more than one answer. Polished diamond pricing stems from how diamonds are priced in the rough and works on the supply and demand principle.
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150th Anniversary of Diamonds in SA
2017 marks the 150th Anniversary of the discovery of diamonds in South Africa. Actually, that may not be entirely true as diamonds may have been discovered earlier by people who never put them up for commercial use. However, the discovery of the first diamond on the banks of the Orange River near Hopetown (1867) sparked the development of mining in the country. It was also the spark that started many other things including the establishment of the first stock exchange in South Africa in Kimberley in 1881.
A closer look at the diamond industry
A Closer Look at the Diamond Industry
When most people hear about diamond mining, they think of South Africa, where diamonds were discovered in 1866 in the Kimberley region. A 15-year-old boy discovered the now-famous 21.25-carat Eureka Diamond on a farm on the banks of the Orange River. That discovery set off a staking rush and power struggle that led to the formation of De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited.
Largest diamonds
The Biggest Diamonds Found in SA – Part I
A number of diamonds found in SA are known to be the biggest diamonds every discovered in the world, making South Africa one of the leading suppliers of magnificent and high quality diamonds globally.
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The Biggest Diamonds Found in SA – Part II
In 1985 South Africa was once again the country to present the world with the largest diamond discovery. The diamond found in SA was even larger than the Cullinan Diamond as it weighed over 150 grams uncut. The diamond was originally named the Unnamed Brown because it was not a brilliant clear colour as the other large famous diamonds from SA.
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Mining Africa Diamonds in Angola and Botswana
The continent of Africa contains numerous natural resources. It is therefore no surprise that the majority of the world's diamonds are mined in Africa. Most Africa diamonds are mined from areas that are located on a piece of volcanic rock, called a kimberlite pipe. Kimberlite rock is known to typically contain a large amount of diamonds, as is the case with the majority of diamond mines found in the continents of Africa such as Angola and Botswana.
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A History of Diamonds in South Africa
In the 1800’s a young boy named Erasmus Jacobs lived with his family on a farm near the Orange River in South Africa. Erasmus and his sister used to pick up pretty stones along the banks of the river and play with them. In 1866 they found a small white pebble which Erasmus showed to his father, and he in turn showed it to a neighbouring farmer named Schalk van Niekerk. Van Niekerk found the stone intriguing, and offered to buy it from the Jacobs’ family, who simply gave it to him without payment. They never believed it was a diamond or that it was valuable.
Size of diamond
What Size Diamond is Right for You?
When choosing an engagement ring, the most important thing in your mind is the diamond. The diamond is the centrepiece, the focus, and the part of the ring that will always cost the most money. When it comes to deciding on this important detail, many factors come into play. Unless money is no object, you're more than likely going to be buying your engagement ring with a cost in mind.
Diamond eternity rings
Diamond Eternity Rings
Eternity rings physically have the advantage of always looking "right" because the gemstones completely circle the ring. This is the continuity of your love symbolised by the circular band and further emphasised by the circle of stones. For this reason, these rings make a wonderful choice for wedding bands.
Amazing diamond
We will give you the diamond ring you have always dreamt of
A diamond ring is so much more than simply a precious stone set in a type of metal. Each diamond ring has a long and interesting story, even if you haven't had it for long. Understanding where diamonds come from makes this piece of jewellery even more exciting and it is worthwhile reading up on the very particular conditions that must be met before a diamond can be formed - and even if the conditions are perfect, it takes millions of years before an unassuming piece of rock is extracted from the earth and polished to pure brilliance.
African diamond company history
Buying from the best African Diamond Company
The most appreciated of gemstones are available from Diamond Source as the online facility of an esteemed African Diamond Company. Considering that almost half the world supply of the precious stone comes from the southern parts of Africa, it makes sense that when you want to buy these precious stones to approach an African diamond company with years of experience in the industry.
African diamond company
Buying from the best African Diamond Company
The most appreciated of gemstones are available from Diamond Source as the online facility of an esteemed African Diamond Company. Considering that almost half the world supply of the precious stone comes from the southern parts of Africa, it makes sense that when you want to buy these precious stones to approach an African diamond company with years of experience in the industry.
Smithsonian ring
Contact us for exclusive ring designs
Whether it is a special treat for yourself or you are looking for ideas for an engagement ring, Diamond Source is the perfect place to find exclusive ring designs.
Famous diamonds
South Africa, birthplace of some of the world’s most famous diamonds
Wide open spaces, bush veld, lions and diamonds – those are the things South Africa is most famous for. It is common knowledge that Africa and in particular South Africa is home to some of the world’s most magnificent diamonds. Possibly the most well known of world famous diamonds is the Cullinan diamond.
Diamond shopping
Diamond Shopping
Each loose diamond is a one-of-a-kind and truly unique. Unique in relation to size, shape and clarity, a loose diamond is often quite difficult to purchase due to man-made and natural imperfections changing the grading scale of each stone. If new to buying objects of this type, then it might help to consider some of these points.
Diamond christmas gifts
Diamond Christmas Gifts
Christmas has always been one of the most prominent times of the year for giving the stunning gift of diamonds. Jewellery studded with diamond has long been the standard benchmark for gifts between couples, both young and old, during the Christmas season. Jewellery with diamonds can mean so many different things to many people so it doesn't matter if you are celebrating your first Christmas together or your fiftieth marvellous year together, diamonds are always in season and the perfect way for couples to share the Christmas spirit with one another.
Diamond gift ideas
Valentine’s Day Diamond Gift Ideas
If you are trying to decide what sort of gift to buy your partner, wife or girlfriend for Valentine's Day, then you a perfect choose would be a piece of jewellery. Something like a white gold diamond ring would really show how much you care. You can find a great selection in your nearby jewellers or you can take a look at what is available to buy online.
Gemstones and diamonds
Gemstones and Diamonds
Rubies, sapphires, amethysts and other colourful gemstones are beautiful and precious. Accessorise these fabulous stones with some diamonds. Everything goes with them. They brighten everything up with their sparkle and shine and add to the value of the piece. What is more beautiful than a clean deep red ruby in an emerald-cut and bordered by dazzling round ones?
Rings for any occasion
Diamond, Gem Stone & Designer Rings for any Occasion
Most women, young and old, love jewelry in one form or another. In this particularly social-driven era, the question often arises - "What do I wear?" Of-course we all know no outfit is complete without a piece of complimentary jewelry. For an outing with friends, a ring or necklace decorated with a favourite gem stone is often a popular choice.
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Africa diamonds for keeps
Arguably the best, most beautiful diamonds are Africa diamonds based on the continents historic and current significance in producing the mineral. If beautiful, stylish and sophisticated diamonds are what you are after, then you have come to the right place. Africa is recognised for its mineral-rich deposits of all kinds, from precious metals to oil, and the most sought after of these resources is Africa diamonds.
Exclusive black diamond ring
Black Diamonds – Elusive and Exclusive!
Black diamonds are certainly a bit of a mystery. Unlike conventional diamonds, black diamonds don’t sparkle due to their primary colouration. Instead of being light refractive diamonds, black diamonds actually absorb light.
Precious diamond rings
Precious Diamond Rings
Diamond rings possess an unmistakable marvel and unfading beauty that continues to withstand the test of time. Whatever a diamond ring may represent to you or your loved one, there is no denying its beauty, its attention-grabbing sparkle and shimmer in the mild evening light. Two inherent attributes normally associated with any diamond ring are its craftsmanship and the story or history behind its origination.
Trendy diamond ring designs
Classic gold and diamonds for trendy designs
Gone are the days when the traditional and simple wedding bands were popular and almost every couple settled for them to compete their nuptials. The new wedding ring trends for the year ahead seem to favour bigger and trendier designs with a creative integration of gold and diamonds. The simple wedding band is now replaced by fancier wedding ring cuts and if this year is anything to go by, more brides are opting for adding a personal touch in the design of their rings.
Outstanding diamond ring
Investing in Outstanding Diamonds
Once you have decided on the carat weight and shape you want to purchase, you need to try and make it work with your budget. The best way to proceed is to start with the best quality diamond in the shape and carat weight you require. Once you’ve selected the stone you can negotiate with your service provider and enquire into payment plan options. You may choose to opt for a lower clarity and colour as this will help bring the price down.
Black diamonds flower ring
Black diamonds - An overview
Black diamonds with their enchanting beauty symbolise authority and power. Diamonds have long been associated with passion, opulence and even rule. These precious stones are also known as “carbonado diamonds”. The rise in popularity of using black diamonds in jewelry has also been steadily growing. A Swiss jeweller called Fawaz Gruosi virtually started the trend in 1996 after producing his successful collection of jewelry showcasing the precious stone.
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Taking care of your precious diamond ring
Among your most prized possessions is no doubt your wedding or engagement diamond ring. Taking into consideration the cost of investment and its sentimental value, diamond rings should be taken great care of, as they are part and parcel of a treasured list of items, that usually also get passed down from generation to generation.
Choosing a diamond for an engagement ring
Choosing a Diamond for an Engagement Ring
Choosing the right diamond for an engagement ring can seem a daunting and stressful task for most. However, sometimes it is a good idea to do a bit of window shopping with your future spouse and get an idea of what she likes. If this isn’t an option then a round diamond is the safest bet.
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Fancy Coloured Diamonds
If you have been thinking about buying or wishing for a fancy coloured diamond read this article first! Coloured diamonds are the next big trend in jewellery design. The spectrum of colours is as big as your imagination. Choosing what’s right for you can be overwhelming in today’s diamond market.
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About Diamond Certificates
A diamond grading certificate is a report given by an independent and professional gemmological laboratory. The diamond is evaluated for its quality, not its value and every diamond is unique. This certificate will map out all the diamond's recognizable and individual characteristics.
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Are Diamonds Really Forever
In the past, the Greeks and the Romans thought that the diamonds were tears of Gods and small pieces of stars. There were also the Hindus, who thought that the diamonds had so much power that they put diamonds in the eyes of some of their statues. Other people believed that an unapproachable valley in Central Asia covered by diamonds existed. One said that this valley was "kept by birds of prey and protected by snakes of mortal stare". Besides believing that diamonds could attract luck and success, people also thought that they could defy the astrological events. Many people used them as jewels, supposing they would be increasing their sexual power and capacity to attract.
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Crucial Factors in Purchasing Diamonds
Diamond clarity is the most important thing to consider if you’re thinking about purchasing a diamond. However, it can be challenging to get high quality diamonds especially if you don’t know much about them. Before you go out and purchase a diamond, you should read this guide to make sure you don’t get stuck with an over-priced, low quality rock.
August   diamond colour 101
Diamond Colour 101
A diamond is a highly precious stone and is one of the hardest known natural materials in the world. Many high profile celebrities, royalties and ultra-rich people buy diamonds both for adornment and investments. When in time of unforeseen financial problems, diamonds can be easily sold for a high amount.
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Diamond Material Properties
Diamonds are a form of carbon and they are the hardest naturally-occurring mineral in the world. Diamonds are the hardest, the least compressible and the best thermal conductor among all natural materials. It is also chemically inert to most acids and alkalis. These exceptional properties make diamond valuable both intrinsically as a gem as well as for usage in industrial applications and as a tool for scientific research.
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History of Diamonds
It was over 4000 years ago that the first diamonds were mined in India, in alluvial deposits of the stone along the rivers Krishna, Penner and Godavari.