Diamond

 

Diamonds are the birthstone for April and gifted on 60th wedding anniversaries.

 
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BIRTHSTONE: APRIL

ANNIVERSARY: 60TH

COLOURS: ALL COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW

MINERAL: CARBON

HARDNESS: 10.0 MOHRS, HARDEST POSSIBLE

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More ABOUT DIAMONDS…

Diamonds are made from carbon and are naturally the hardest substance known. They also happen to refract light amazingly so when well cut they sparkle like no other gem stone - we call this ‘scintillation’ or ‘brilliance’. For coloured diamonds, blue, green, orange and red are the rarest; yellow and brown are the most common. Diamond weight is measured in carats and we grade the colour of white diamonds from D which is colourless down to Z.

We aim for D-G colour grades and high purities where no inclusions (flaws) are easily seen at x 10 magnification and certainly not with the naked eye.

Prices of diamond vary considerable with changes in colour, cut, clarity as well as other physical characteristics such as florescence.

 
 
 
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YOUR CARE GUIDE

Diamonds are really hard wearing with no ‘cleavage’ so are suitable for any type of jewellery. They, like any gem stone, can still break.

Diamonds can be cleaned safely with lint-free cloths, commercial jewellery cleaning solutions, and household detergents. Harsher cleaning methods are not recommended for home use. These include powdered abrasive household cleansers, ultrasonic cleaners, and
steam cleaners.


 

We generally hold a small selection of coloured gem stones in stock, but often arrange for our gemstone specialists to provide a more for you to look at. We will discuss any particular shapes, cuts, sizes, colours and budgets that you are after so we show you stones that are going to be right for you. Sometimes this is a staged process so don’t worry if you’re not sure at the moment.

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