A diamond, one of the most beautiful offerings of Mother Nature, is the symbol of so many of life’s real moments. They epitomise all things rare and precious, and it is no wonder that diamonds make so many everyday moments so much more beautiful. What is it about this precious stone that makes it so...
Buying and owning diamonds is one of the most unparalleled experiences in the world. There are very few people who can resist the beauty of a diamond, thanks to its brilliance and shine. They are the symbol of love and relationships that we are a part of every day, adding a special sparkle to life’s...
This piece originally appeared on The New York Times:“Clarifying What Makes a Diamond” on Dec. 7, 2017.   To the Editor: Re “Atelier Swarovski Turns to Man-Made Gems” (A Cut Above, Jewelry, Nov. 22): Diamonds have fascinated generations with their natural origin, beauty, durability and value: finite, billion-year old gemstones. More than just chemicals, diamonds...
Sometimes marketed as “laboratory-grown”, “cultured”, “created”, “cultivated”, “synthetic”, “simulated”, or “man-made”, it’s important to understand the difference between a diamond and a synthetic diamond before you make a purchase. Read more on the official definition of a diamond here, then see our easy to understand guide that helps consumers distinguish the key differences between a...
Everyone knows that a diamond is the ultimate way to mark an engagement—but there are actually specific reasons why this precious gemstone is the ideal symbol of love—of what is most precious and meaningful in our lives. In the midst of wedding season, we asked fine jewelry expert Tanya Dukes about the key characteristics that...
Diamonds have captured the imagination of royalty through the centuries. They continue to beguile and fascinate women across all ages. Sathya Saran traces the gem’s journey from Mughal courts to its modern interpretations as an aspirational heirloom. Almost as mesmeric and perennial in their sparkle as the stars in the sky, these are stars that...
Forevermark pear-shape diamond at a grading facility in Antwerp, Belgium. Photo by Nicholas Andrews   The lab grown gems hitting the market give the question a sense of urgency   What is a diamond? I have been giving the question a lot of thought lately with the abundance of lab grown diamonds hitting the market....
The day you were born can say a lot about your personality, including your personal style. Whether you’re a fire, earth, water, or air sign most likely determines whether you gravitate towards edgy, classic, alternative, or feminine pieces. And when it comes to the ultimate in a meaningful, natural gift you can buy yourself—diamonds—the options...
Ready to share what you learned? Copy and paste any of the images or the text below to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Before there was life, there were diamonds. Diamonds were formed between 1-3 billion years ago, as deep as 100 miles below the earth’s surface. Diamonds are the oldest thing most...
Of mysticism, politics and Maharajahs   India enjoys a very unique distinction; of being the only country in the world to have discovered and possessed diamonds till about the 1800s. With such a fascinating legacy, is it really a surprise that diamonds form a huge part of our culture? If you’re ever thinking of a...