Looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring, but you don't know enough about purchasing diamonds? On this page we present the information you need on our diamonds at Cliveden Jewellers. Click the links to the right to discover diamond education that includes descriptions of the various diamond cuts, clarity, colour, carat weight, certificates, and more.
The mere mention of a diamond inspires thoughts of luxury, love and beauty. But why? The answer is in a combination of the diamond's natural characteristics, the expense of mining diamonds and mankind's customs and legends. Although diamonds are simple in composition - they're made of carbon, they are the hardest mineral on earth. They formed billions of years ago under great heat and pressure many miles below the earth's surface.After being mined, diamonds must be cut and polished before they can be used in jewellery. To unlock a diamond's hidden beauty a skilled cutter must correctly decide the final shape that will best fit the stone and then cut with incredible precision. Often 50 percent of the stone is lost during the cutting process.
Even before these magnificent creations of nature were mined in profusion toward the end of the 19th century, they were a source of fascination and value to early man. The Romans thought diamonds were splinters from falling stars, while the Greeks regarded the sparkling gems as tears of the gods. It is a derivation of the Greek word "adamas," meaning unconquerable, that gave the diamond its name.
The value of a diamond is determined by its quality and individual characteristics. Naturally you will want the best quality diamond you can afford. Selecting the right diamond can be a very emotional decision, however understanding what you want and the basics like the 4 C's, can only help you make the best choice. By choosing to purchase a diamond from Cliveden Jewellers, you can be confident that the information you receive about diamonds and your purchase, will be accurate and complete. Come in and speak to our experienced staff and view our extensive diamond jewellery range today!