More Information on Buying Diamonds

Dazzling Diamonds!
All our diamond jewellery comes with an option for certification. We will send off your chosen piece to an independent gemlab based in Hatton Garden in London, considered the UK capital of diamonds! Highly trained and experienced Gemologists will appraise your piece and issue a jewellery report. The reports is credit card sized and will include all the 4C’s – cut, colour, clarity and carat, including all Hallmarks and content of precious metals. The certificate is your assurance that the diamond you are buying is as per our description. It is not a valuation of your diamond, but a stamp of authenticity for your peace of mind. The diamond jewellery is not necessarily more valuable because of it.

Care For Your Diamonds!
As with any jewellery the first step is to inspect for damage. If any parts of the jewellery are loose or look cracked then cleaning is better left to the professionals! Always apply lotions and potions before putting on your jewellery (allowing some time for it to sink in beforehand). Swimming whilst wearing jewellery is also a no-no, so leave your treasured pieces at home before taking a dip in the pool, hot tub or Jacuzzi and even the ocean! Chlorine bleach or abrasives (such as household cleansers or toothpaste) should never be used when you have your jewellery on. And definitely never used to clean them! Many cleaning chemicals damage some of the metals used to alloy gold for diamond settings and can damage the gold itself. Diamonds are very hard and therefore difficult to scratch (reaching 10 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness).

However, they do attract grease easily. Each time a diamond is handled the natural oils found in skin get stuck on the surface, diminishing it’s sparkle. The simplest way to clean diamond jewellery is simply to soak it in mild dish soap and water. Then use a soft, new toothbrush to work lose any stuck-on grease. Avoid scrubbing too vigorously if the jewellery has fragile settings, e.g. older prongs in antique jewellery. Don’t forget the underside of the diamond if you can get to it. After cleaning with soapy water, make sure everything is rinsed off in clean (warm – not hot) water and dry the item.

to top