Perth Diamond Company https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au Buy Diamonds online direct from the polishing factory Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:10:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/cropped-2018_Red_Logo-32x32.png Perth Diamond Company https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au 32 32 Top 3 Stunning Pear Diamond Engagement Rings https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/top-3-stunning-pear-diamond-engagement-rings/ https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/top-3-stunning-pear-diamond-engagement-rings/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:10:27 +0000 https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/?p=2566 If you are looking for a diamond shape that is timeless, yet distinctive, then you can’t go past a pear shaped diamond.

Pear shaped diamonds, sometimes referred to as “teardrop diamonds”, are named for their unique shape.  The pear diamond’s combination of the classic round cut with the stylish marquise diamond shape gives it a graceful and elongated appearance that is sure to stand out. Some celebrities who have chosen pear engagement rings include Elizabeth Taylor, Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, and Sophie Turner.

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We are often attracted to pear shaped diamonds for their versatility and eye-catching appearance. Whether set in a simple solitaire setting or surrounded by a halo of diamonds, pear diamonds offer just the right balance of style and elegance.

CLASSIC SOLITAIRE PEAR DIAMOND RING

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Which design do you like the best? We would be very interested to see any other designs using the stunning pear diamond that you may like !  Email us on sales@perthdiamondcompany.com.au.

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20 Year Wedding Anniversary https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/20-year-wedding-anniversary/ https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/20-year-wedding-anniversary/#respond Fri, 09 Mar 2018 01:11:27 +0000 https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/?p=2552 We were contacted by a client who wanted to upgrade his wife’s diamond ring for their 20th wedding anniversary as a special surprise for her.  We found him a gorgeous 2.50ct H SI Round Brilliant diamond which fit within his budget (which he was extremely happy about!).  He surreptitiously took a photo of his wife’s original engagement ring which he wanted to replicate for the new ring.  After a few secret emails and interpretations of his rough sketches, we got the design exactly as he wanted.  We crafted the ring, engraved “You and I Forever” inside the band as requested, set the diamond and sent the ring to him just in time for his special anniversary day.  His wife absolutely loved the new diamond and ring and we are so pleased that we were able to share in this very special occasion with them.

 

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Sotheby’s Offers Rare 102ct. D-Flawless Diamond https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/sothebys-offers-rare-102ct-d-flawless-diamond/ https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/sothebys-offers-rare-102ct-d-flawless-diamond/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:42:53 +0000 https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/?p=2546 Sotheby’s has unveiled a rare white diamond that, it claims, is the only known round brilliant-cut diamond over 100 carats possessing the highest cut, color and clarity grades.

Sotheby’s Diamonds, the group’s retail boutique, revealed the 102.34-carat, D-color, flawless stone to mark the first anniversary of its salon on London’s New Bond Street, the auction house said Thursday.

The polished diamond — which is available for private purchase, rather than at auction — originated from a 425-carat rough that De Beers unearthed in Botswana. Diacore, a South Africa-based manufacturer, spent six months cutting and polishing it in Johannesburg and New York.

The round shape is the most sought-after for colorless stones, as it gives the most “light and life,” Sotheby’s said. However, in auction history, not even one of the seven 100-carat-plus, D-color diamonds that have sold was brilliant-cut.

Large, round-brilliant diamonds are rare because cutters generally try to maximize carat weight when working with the rough. That usually means choosing a fancy shape such as cushion, emerald or pear, the auction house explained.

“In the course of my long career, which has brought me close to some of the greatest stones the earth has ever yielded, I have not encountered anything quite like this,” said Patti Wong, founder and chairman of Sotheby’s Diamonds.

“With its outstanding weight, its perfect color, clarity and cut, it is a masterpiece of nature brought to life by human hand, blazing with a brilliant firework-like display of almost every color on the spectrum — mesmerizing to behold,” she added.

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Royal Engagement Ring – what a stunner https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/royal-engagement-ring-what-a-stunner/ https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/royal-engagement-ring-what-a-stunner/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:21:02 +0000 https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/?p=767 Meghan Markle’s new engagement ring from Prince Harry is extraordinary.  The stunning diamond ring is fit for an incoming member of the royal family. Designed with input from Prince Harry himself, the engagement ring features diamonds not only of substantial monetary value, but also of invaluable sentimental value as it is a tribute to his beloved late mother, Princess Diana. For that reason, experts in the jewellery industry are calling Markle’s ring “priceless.” Set in a yellow gold band with white gold claws, the centre stone of the engagement ring is from Botswana, where Prince Harry travelled whilst growing up, and again this past year with Megan Markle to celebrate her 36th birthday.

The engagement ring — created by Queen Elizabeth II’s preferred jeweller, Cleave and Company — features two shoulder set diamonds either side of the centre stone which came from the late Princess Diana’s personal jewellery collection, a rarity that has industry diamond industry experts in awe.

“There is no way for anyone to put a value on the whole ring,” Megan Barnes, the CEO of International Diamond Corporation, a company that helps find quality and affordable diamonds, said in an email. “Having diamonds form the royal collection that Princess Diana wore makes the ring priceless.”

Experts say the ring, which has is a classic design, includes diamonds that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars — or as high as $AUD 600,000, depending on its quality.

“A five-carat diamond like that should cost around $500,000, through the diamond qualities non-Royal folk usually go with would allow us to get a similar sized diamond for about $280,000,” Barnes said.

Scott van Iperen, director of strategy and marketing at Brisbane Diamond Company , an ethically sourced online diamond and jewellery company, estimated the ring has 6.2 carats in total, with the centre diamond at roughly 5 carats. “This ring is truly priceless with unmatched cultural significance,” he said in an email.

Megan Barnes, of Sydney Diamond Company, one of the largest online retailers for diamonds, estimated that if the ring included perfect diamonds, it could cost between $400,000 to $550,000. If using mid-range diamonds, it would cost closer to $35,000 to $40,000.

However, they all agreed that in this case, the ring is “priceless” due to its ties to Princess Diana.

“The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s (Markle’s) favorite and the main stone itself is sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewellery collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together,” Prince Harry said in an interview with BBC on Monday.

Prince Harry is following the lead of his brother Prince William, who gave Kate Middleton an 18-carat sapphire and diamond ring that once belonged to his mother. That ring reportedly cost 30,000 British pounds (or around $AUD45,000, using conversion rates) when Prince Charles bought it back in 1981, according to TIME magazine.

“It was my way to make sure my mother did not miss out on today and the excitement that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together,” Prince William said at the time, according to TIME’s report.

In Australia in recent years, the average amount a person spends on an engagement ring in the Australia has grown to $12,163, according a 2016 Real Weddings Study, and it’s likely it will continue to rise.

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The Peace Diamond https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/the-peace-diamond/ https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/the-peace-diamond/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:44:26 +0000 https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/?p=745 Sierra Leone will auction one of the world’s largest diamonds to fund development projects in the impoverished community where it was found.

The 709-carat gem, named the “peace diamond”, was found in the eastern Kono region in March by a Christian pastor who handed it over to the West African country’s government to sell.

More than 50 percent of the proceeds will directly fund clean water, electricity, schools, medical facilities, roads, and more in Sierra Leone, particularly in the village of Koryardu where the diamond was found.

Diamonds fueled a decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone, ending in 2002, in which rebels forced civilians to mine the stones and bought weapons with the proceeds, leading to the term ‘blood diamonds’.

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The Bachelor Engagement Ring https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/the-bachelor-engagement-ring/ https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/the-bachelor-engagement-ring/#respond Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:25:03 +0000 https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/?p=734 Are you going to be getting engaged soon along with the Bachelor and his chosen Bachelorette?  View our new design that has been created especially for the girls saying “Yes” in the next month or two !  This on trend design comes in rose, yellow or white gold, and also platinum !  Contact us now on 1800 423 786 to find out more about this gorgeous ring.

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10 Incredible Facts about Diamonds https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/10-incredible-facts-about-diamonds/ https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/10-incredible-facts-about-diamonds/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:46:19 +0000 https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/?p=627 fancy coloured diamond investment savvt

Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April, which means that the lucky ladies born in April can ask for these gorgeous gemstones as birthday presents !

We’ve put together 10 interesting facts and bits of knowledge about diamonds:

  1. Diamonds are billions of years old—in some cases more than three billion years old.
  2. The ancient Romans and Greeks believed that diamonds were tears cried by the gods or splinters from falling stars, and Romans believed that Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds (perhaps the earliest association between diamonds and romantic love).
  3. Diamonds form about 100 miles below ground and have been carried to the earth’s surface by deep volcanic eruptions.
  4. Diamonds are made of a single element—they’re nearly 100% carbon. Under the immense heat and pressure far below the earth’s surface, the carbon atoms bond in a unique way that results in diamonds’ beautiful and rare crystalline structure.
  5. The word diamond derives from the Greek word “adamas,” which means invincible or indestructible.
  6. Diamonds are the very hardest natural substance. The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.
  7. During the Middle Ages diamonds were thought to have healing properties able to cure ailments ranging from mental illness to fatigue
  8. The largest diamond ever discovered was called the Cullinan diamond, and weighed in at an incredible 3106 carats, or 603 grams.  Discovered in 1905 in South Africa, the mine’s owner and the South African leaders gave the diamond to King Edward. The Cullinan was eventually cut into nine large diamonds and 100 smaller ones, and the three largest of these are on display in the Tower of London as part of the crown jewels.
  9. The first known use of a diamond engagement ring took place in 1477, when Archduke Maxmillian of Austria gave Mary of Burgundy a gold ring featuring an M spelled out in diamonds.
  10. Now for the most incredible fact of all – Scientists have discovered a planet that they believe is composed mostly of carbon, and is one-third pure diamond!  Discovered in 2004, the planet orbits a nearby star in the Milky Way, and is named “55 Cancri e”. This planet is what’s known as a super-Earth because it is likely a rocky world orbiting a sun-like star, but it has a radius twice as large as that of our own planet, and a mass eight times greater. The hot planet also races around its star at such a close distance that one year lasts just 18 hours!

 

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Blue Diamonds – why are they so expensive? https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/blue-diamonds-expensive/ https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/blue-diamonds-expensive/#respond Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:24:13 +0000 https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/?p=623  

A recent report of the FCRF (Fancy Colour Research Foundation) highlighted that blue diamonds are reaching a peak in diamond prices – but why are blue diamonds so expensive? Well, these diamonds are very rare, especially the ones very intense in colour. We have always thought of diamonds to be white and sparking however, the fact is that diamonds are available in colours such as black, pink, red, yellow and blue. As a rule, it is said that pink diamonds are the most expensive as they are extremely rare but the same can be said for blue diamonds and this is why the price is high.

 

What causes a blue diamond?

 

The blue colour present in a blue diamond is due to the trace element, boron. Hydrogen is also known to cause grayish blue colour in diamonds while nitrogen causes yellow colour in diamonds. Greenish blue diamonds have been found to contain nitrogen impurities and therefore are said to be responsible for the colour of the diamond. Naturally occurring blue diamonds are very rare.

 

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‘The Oppenheimer Blue was named in honour of a very special connoisseur — its previous owner, Sir Philip Oppenheimer,’ continues Curiel. ‘The Oppenheimers have been leaders in the diamond industry for generations and Sir Philip could have had any diamond he wanted. But he chose this one, with its perfect hue, impeccable proportions and fabulous rectangular shape.’

 

The exceptional diamond is classified as a Vivid Blue, emphasised by its classical emerald cut. ‘The Oppenheimer Blue can only be described as one of the rarest gems in the world,’ says Curiel. ‘It is the gem of gems.’

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Jennifer Aniston appeared on the red carpet in $10.7 Million Worth of Diamonds https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/jennifer-aniston-appeared-red-carpet-10-7-million-worth-diamonds/ https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/jennifer-aniston-appeared-red-carpet-10-7-million-worth-diamonds/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:40:04 +0000 https://perthdiamondcompany.com.au/?p=621 This year Oscars Red Carpet shined and dazzled even more than last year as A-list stars appeared with stunningly beautiful diamonds. Jennifer Aniston reached even the diamond price of $10.7 million dollar worth of diamonds by herself. Bold and big statement necklaces were dominating the carpet as for example Karlie Kloss arrived with a flowery white golden choker set with 38-carat of diamonds.
Besides the statement necklaces diamond earrings were popular accessories of the celebrities, from climbers to big diamond drops that had layers of gem pieces. Surprisingly the carpet was filled with colorless diamonds more than colored diamonds this time. But when colored diamond appeared on the red carpet it was far more than beautiful.

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