Buying Guide

The Gemstone Guide to Diamonds

About Diamonds

Loved for
Its brilliance and sparkle. A symbol of eternity and love. 

About Diamonds
One of the most precious gemstones, the diamond is one of the hardest materials that we know. The diamond owes its name to the Greek word meaning ‘unconquerable’.

The sparkling diamond has been prized by jewellery lovers for almost as long as pearls, but their qualities could not be more different. Whereas a pearl has a complex, organic beauty, a skilled jeweller can cut and shape a diamond to show off its unique relationship with light.

The diamond is the traditional choice for an engagement ring or wedding band.

Colour
Colourless, tinted white to light yellow.

Fancy colour diamonds can be yellow and brown, or more rarely blue, green, pink, and red.

Where it's found
Russia, Australia, Botswana, Congo, South Africa, Canada, Angola, USA.

Moh hardness
10 (1 soft to 10 hard)

Birthstone
For April

Anniversaries
60th wedding anniversary