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Without a doubt, the diamond is the precious stone that appeals to the imagination of most. It is incredible how carbon compressed for millennia can eventually produce such a beautiful precious stone. Ever since diamond giant De Beers launched the slogan 'Diamonds are Forever' mid last century, diamonds have become an integral part of engagement rings and many other pieces of jewellery. We present you what a diamond is and how it is constructed.
- What are diamonds and how do they come about?
- The most prestigious precious stone in the world
- The various parts of a diamond
- The value of a diamond
- Types of diamond cuts
- How are diamonds used in jewellery?
- Why buy diamonds from BAUNAT?
Most viewed diamond jewels
- 1.90 carat solitaire ring in white gold with oval diamondFrom USD 3.210 (excl. VAT)
- 0.90 carat solitaire diamond ring in white gold with side diamondsFrom USD 2.690 (excl. VAT)
- 0.70 carat solitaire ring in white gold with princess diamond and side diamondsFrom USD 2.400 (excl. VAT)
- 1.00 carat solitaire halo ring in white gold with round diamondsFrom USD 3.370 (excl. VAT)
- 1.00 carat solitaire diamond ring in white goldFrom USD 2.380 (excl. VAT)
Where and how are diamonds mined?
Three of the most famous diamonds in the world
- Koh-i-Noor: The Koh-i-Noor (Mountain of Light) is an Indian diamond weighing 109 carats. Through the centuries, various Indian and Persian generals and kings have owned it. In Hinduism, this stone is thought to have magical powers. Hindus believe that the diamond is a gift from the sun god Surya. Mid-19th century, the diamond fell into British hands and it is now part of the British Crown Jewels.
- The Great Star of Africa: This diamond is also called the Cullinan I, named after the diamond from which it came. This was the raw Cullinan diamond and weighing 3,106 it was the largest diamond ever found. The pear-shaped Great Star of Africa weighs 530 carats and was cut by the famous gem cutter Joseph Asscher from Amsterdam.
- The Hope Diamond: This precious stone was most probably mined in India and it was sold to Louis XIV. The French king renamed the 45.52 carat blue diamond 'The Blue Diamond of the Crown of France'. The Hope Diamond was subsequently stolen and only resurfaced 20 years later. According to Hindustani belief, the goddess Sita cursed the stone saying it would bring the wearer bad luck.
Read more about the largest, most expensive and most famous diamonds in the world.
The culet and table
The crown and facets
Pavilion and girdle
In general, coloured diamonds are a lot more expensive than colourless diamonds. This is because they are much rarer. Colourless diamonds are also allocated a colour or gradation because they have nuances. The highest grade of colourlessness starts at D and runs to F. These are colourless diamonds without a yellow tint.
The size of a diamond
- Without doubt, round brilliant cuts are still the most popular diamond shape, certainly for engagement rings. If they are cut perfectly, they are generally worth more than alternative shapes. The cut and the stunning reflection of light mean that brilliant cut diamonds sparkle the most.
- The princess shape is catching up on the brilliant cut. These diamonds are square shaped. This shape is gaining in popularity due to its modern look.
- The pear shape has also been popular in recent years. It is a mix between a round brilliant cut and the marquise. A pear-shaped diamond is an excellent choice for a pair of diamond earrings or a diamond engagement ring. With its pointed end facing the nail, the shape optically lengthens your finger.
Diamonds and sapphires
Diamonds and emeralds
We also buy our precious stones directly from the source. By avoiding overhead costs and unnecessary intermediaries, we can offer our jewellery online and 30% to 50% cheaper
We also offer a customised service starting from a budget of €4,000. Working with our experts you can design diamond jewellery entirely how you want it. If you have any questions about our jewellery or about certain styles and trends, our experts are always on hand to provide advice.
If you base your decision on customer reviews, you will almost certainly come to BAUNAT. Thanks to our excellent customer service, we score 9.9 on Trustpilot. That makes us number 1 in the jewellery industry.
It's certainly a very good idea to have diamond jewellery made, not only for the emotional value but also for its potential as an investment. Keeping the four Cs and the different styles in mind, you will be sure to find the perfect jewellery.