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

Are Diamonds Really Forever?

Are Diamonds Really Forever? In the past, the Greeks and the Romans thought that the diamonds were tears of Gods and small pieces of stars. There were also the Hindus, who thought that the diamonds had so much power that they put diamonds in the eyes of some of their statues. Other people believed that an unapproachable valley in Central … 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

Famous Diamonds

Around the world there are many diamonds that have been talked about or written about in various stories and official documents.  Famous diamonds are part of our world’s history, and have been found in various parts of the world, by all types of people.  From royalty to the gods, famous diamonds are often as well known as the people who … 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

Are Men’s Engagement Rings really catching on?

It isn’t often you hear a couple say they’re shopping for men’s engagement rings, but in reality the concept isn’t  so new.  The more “hip” and urban the couple, the more likely they are to look for gender equity in their choice of wedding jewellery.  Instead of relying on the gender roles of their parents’ generation, newly engaged couples want to … 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

The Worlds Largest Diamond

The world’s biggest diamond, believed to be twice the size of the Cullinan, has been discovered in the North-West Province of South Africa. The find has electrified the diamond community, but the circumstances of the discovery are shrouded in mystery. The diamond is expected to attract furious bidding from buyers worldwide and could fetch up to £15m. A spokesman for … 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