Archive for February, 2008

Perfect Diamond Cut and Shape

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Diamond Ring Brilliant CutA Diamonds Cut and Shape are two different aspects of the stone. The cut of your Diamond is how the stone has been cut at various angles by the Diamond cutter to reflect the light in the most pleasing way. When Diamonds have been cut perfectly the light reflects from the facets of the stone and bounces back to give that amazing Diamond sparkle. Super ideal cut Diamonds have a brilliance and shine that show the Diamond cutters skill at creating the most beautiful Diamond using the perfect cut.

The AGS (American Gem Society) have gradings for a Diamonds quality of cut. AGS 0 Diamonds are the grading given by the AGS to Diamonds with a perfect or ideal cut grade.
When purchasing Diamonds it is best to make sure your stones are graded as AGS 0 Grade or as Ideal cut Diamonds.

The shape of the Diamond refers to the type of shape the Diamond has been cut into. There are many recognised Diamond shapes that are used in the Diamond cutting industry. It is recommended to choose a Diamond that is cut to a shape that you find most appealing. Diamond cuts can range from Emerald cut, Brilliant cut through to Heart shaped Diamond cuts.

PLATINUM Market Hitting Record Highs

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Gold Bullion Bar - Platinum Market PricesThe Platinum market has been hitting lifetime highs of recent weeks and topped at $1965 at this weeks beginning. In the last 20 days Platinum has increased more than 28%, a massive increase over such a short period of time. The last week has seen Platinum topping the previous days never before seen record each day.

Financial results and the general mood of the investment market has helped to strengthen Platinum along with recent supply fears. South African Platinum mines have been experienceing power shortages, reducing the Platinum production from the country that supplies most of the worlds Platinum stocks. The energy crisis in South Africa is on its way to being resolved but the recently lost Platinum stocks from the mines will still leave an impact on Platinum’s prices.

Diamond Jewellery for the Perfect Valentine

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

The perfect gift for your loved one this Valentines day is the gift of a sparkling Diamond. Giving quality Diamond rings, Diamond pendants or amazing Diamond bracelets has always been popular on this romantic day. Valentines day is the day that you really show your partner how much you love them, and what better way than by giving the absolutely perfect gift of Diamond jewellery.

Nowadays it is possible to purchase beautiful Antwerp Diamonds of the very highest quality at an affordable price. Many new designers are offering modern jewellery crafted in various precious metals such as Gold, Sterling Silver and Platinum. These designers select the very best quality Diamonds to set into their amazing jewellery designs, making modern designs of jewellery the perfect Valentines day gift.