Interesting facts about Diamonds

We thought you might be interested in some of the following facts about diamonds. 1.It takes approximately 250 tonnes of earth to obtain a 1 carat diamond! 2.Only 1 diamond in a million is a weighs a carat or more. 3. 85 per cent of diamonds mined are not suitable to be used in Jewellery 4.Only a diamond can scratch … Read More

Choosing a Diamond Engagement Ring

Choosing an engagement ring. The smart groom-to-be does his research before buying his fiancée a diamond ring! There are more styles and cuts to choose from than ever before. It’s not enough to be educated about the four Cs of diamonds – cut, color, clarity and carats. Now there are all types of diamond cuts and settings to choose from. … Read More

International Diamond Brokers

Peter Fitzpatrick founded International Diamond Brokers in 2008 after identifying an opportunity to deal directly with some of the worlds largest diamond suppliers, allowing him to provide high quality diamonds at significant  discounts against retail prices. Utilising international retail contacts, Peter has worked tirelessly to deliver a quality service and product to customers. Stones are selected and individually checked and … Read More

Engagement ring buying guide

  What To Look For When It Comes To Diamond Quality !   If you want to begin judging diamond quality, you must first learn and understand the 4 C’s, which are four characteristics of diamonds that give the gemstone it’s overall value.  The 4 C’s for judging diamond quality include the diamonds colour, clarity, carats and cut.   Judging … Read More

How to Buy Diamond Engagement Rings

  There is much to consider when purchasing a diamond – especially diamond engagement rings! The tradition of presenting a woman with a diamond engagement ring when proposing began in 1477 when Archduke Maximilian presented a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy – and in most cases, the woman you plan to propose to will expect a ring to accompany … Read More

Choosing The Cut of A Diamond

  There are many different cuts of diamonds to choose from. The cut essentially refers to the shape that the diamond is cut into – unless you are in the diamond or jewellery business, but this shape has a great impact on how much the diamond sparkles. The most popular cuts are heart, marquise, oval, pear, princess, round, trillion, and … Read More

What is a Diamond?

A mineral composed essentially of carbon that crystallizes in the “cubic,” or “isometric,” crystal system and is therefore singly refractive. IT is by far the hardest of all known natural substances (10 on Mohs’ scale); only manmade Borazon and synthetic diamond are as hard. In its transparent form, it is the most cherished and among the most highly valued gemstones. … Read More

Diamond Grading, Grades

Diamond Grading, Grades When purchasing certified diamonds it is important to understand the diamond grading criteria used by the laboratories performing the certification. Diamond grading covers numerous aspects of each individual diamond’s qualities, but there are four grades which are critical to understand: cut, clarity, color, and carat weight. There are additional ratings and measurements noted on a diamond certificate, … Read More