Before we talk diamonds, a word of caution: Make sure that your diamond is certified!

You should have a certificate from International Diamond Laboratories. 

Diamonds were formed at least 990 million years ago, although some are estimated to be as much as 4.25 billion years old. They were created before life formed on Earth and this contributes not only to their value, but also to the mystery, myth and magic that surrounds them. 

Diamonds are carbon in its most beautiful form, and it is the hardest substance known to man, which ensures its virtual indestructibility and popularity as a substance that illustrates permanence. For this reason, and it’s beauty, diamonds are a confirmation of the permanence of the love between a man and a woman. 

Although diamonds are used in all types of jewellery, it is most popular in engagement and wedding rings. 

The different diamond shapes 

Read more about the 4C’s of diamonds: carat, colour, clarity and cut