Round The modern round brilliant cut is the most popular shape of diamond, with around 75% of all diamonds sold being round brilliant cuts. The round shape maximises potential sparkle ...
When looking for the perfect diamond, there are four topics to become familiar with - cut, clarity, colour and carat weight.
What makes up a diamond? What are facets? What is a pavillion? Find out here!
To see why diamonds are the most popular choice for an engagement ring, see our blog entry Engagement rings: why usually diamonds? Here we will explore the option of having a coloured gemstone in an engagement ring - what works best and why are some not so suitable?
Diamonds are formed deep below the Earth’s crust, under incredible pressure and soaring temperatures. They form beneath beneath the continental crust, from pure carbon, at depths of around 90 miles. They form over millions and millions of years.
Engagement rings: Why usually diamonds? We all know diamonds are a timeless classic, a girl’s best friend, and perfect for that dream engagement ring - but why?
A diamond certificate is an official document determining the characteristics and quality of a diamond. They are graded in laboratories using special lighting, tools and conditions. Not all diamonds have certificates - you can obtain any size certificated diamonds, but generally we tend to provide certificates for diamonds weighing 0.30 carats and over. When it comes to smaller diamonds, usually the cost of the certificate is a greater proportion of the cost of the diamond and so is often more costly than need be. If a diamond we sell doesn’t have a certificate, we can spend a small amount of time to judge an approximate colour and clarity for you. Different laboratories do grade diamonds differently. Some tend to be more lenient than others! GIA tend to be the favoured laboratory - many of the world’s most important diamonds have been graded by the GIA (such as De Beers’ millenium star and The Hope Diamond.) The GIA also created the ‘4 C’s concept which is now adopted by grading systems worldwife. Other grading laboratories include: IGI, EGL, AGS<, HRD, IGR and AGI.
Diamonds come in a dazzling array of different shapes and sizes - here are some particularly wonderful diamonds that we all dream about here at Timothy Roe.
"The gleaming Ruby should adorn, All those who in July are born, For thus they'll be exempt and free, From lover's doubts and anxiety." The birthstone of July, the ruby has ...
The jewellery pieces you wear everyday are the pieces you always want to look their best. Over time, even the finest of jewellery can get scratches, dents and dirt forming on the surface, no matter how well you take care of them. Wedding and engagement rings in particular are worn every day, and can require a professional clean every so often to restore them to their original shine and beauty.