A Tour of  the Argyle Mine

A Tour of the Argyle Mine

“It was with no shortage of security that Chris and I toured the Argyle Diamond mine near Kunnanurra in the East Kimberley earlier this year.” We were forbidden to pick up anything from the ground and with a 42 carat diamond being found in the tread of one...
Upgrade Your Diamond – For Free

Upgrade Your Diamond – For Free

“The biggest mistake most people make is deciding they want a F/VS1 ‘triple excellent’ 1.00ct diamond and search for the cheapest example of it. They don’t realise that ‘Triple Excellent’ covers all manner of sins.” Almost all diamonds over 0.30ct have a report from a...
Buying a Significant Diamond

Buying a Significant Diamond

“Buying a significant diamond will be one of the most moments of your life. Most likely it will accompany one of your lifes top four of five milestones and will be shown of thousands of times to anyone from your near and dear to strangers in the street.  So how...
Natural versus Synthetic Diamonds

Natural versus Synthetic Diamonds

“All diamonds are formed from pure carbon. In fact diamond is the only gemstone that is an element. Carbon also forms other materials like graphite. But when the atoms of carbon are joined in a particular very rare and very beautiful way, diamond is the...
A brief history of Synthetic Diamonds

A brief history of Synthetic Diamonds

“The history of imitation and synthetic gemstones goes back to the ancient Egyptians.” They developed the technique of faience, an early form of glazed ceramic, to imitate coloured gemstones. Fast forward several thousand years to the late 1800’s and...