A few Words About Cut
You probably already know that diamonds are graded on the “four C’s”; clarity, colour, cut and carat weight. It is also important to understand however, that aside from the diamond size (carat weight), cut is the most important.
Cut refers to the overall proportions of a diamond, the symmetry of the diamond and the quality of polish applied to the diamond. Without a good quality cut, the cleanest, whitest diamond in the world will not shine. The quality of a diamond’s cut directly affects the beauty of a diamond.
Most “ideal” cut diamonds are measured using only 16 of a diamond’s 56 facets. At Knar Jewellery, we look at all aspects of a diamond’s cut to offer you the brightest diamond possible.
Some of the brightest diamonds we carry are from the Hearts on Fire® Round and Dream diamond collections. Hearts on Fire® has built their reputation on creating the world’s most perfectly cut diamond, and that is why we love this brand.
We have helped many people choose fabulous ideal cut diamonds over the years. No one has ever come back and said: “I wish I selected a poorer quality diamond!”
Seeing Is Believing!
When it comes to ideal cut diamonds, seeing truly is believing. Visit any of our locations for a demonstration of our popular Hearts on Fire®, Firemark or Forevermark collections, or call to book a one-on-one consultation with one of our diamond experts to learn more about diamonds in general.
The Differences Between Gold & Platinum
are an important thing to understand when choosing an engagement ring or wedding band. If you are unsure what metal to select, consider the following key differences:
Platinum is the strongest, most pure metal and because it is very resistant to damage it will easily last a lifetime. 18kt gold is softer and therefore not as durable, however it is the most popular choice for engagement rings.
Maintenance & Repair
Platinum will not wear away or tarnish, but it can take on a satin hue and, because it is so strong, it can be hard to repair or polish. Because 18kt gold is softer it can wear away over the years, but this also makes it more malleable and easier to polish and repair.
Platinum is rarer than gold, harder to craft and is therefore more expensive. Buyer beware – Not all platinum craftsmanship is created equal!
A Long History Of Pearls & Weddings
Since ancient times, the pearl has been a symbol of unblemished perfection. It is the oldest known gem, and for centuries it was considered the most valuable. Pearls have been considered ideal wedding gifts because they symbolize purity and innocence. In the Rigveda (an ancient Hindu book dating back to 1000 B.C.) Krishna, the preserver, brought forth pearls from the depths of the sea to give to his daughter on her wedding day. Thus started the tradition of giving pearls to the bride.
The ancient Greeks also thought that pearls should be part of the wedding experience because they believed that pearls would help ensure marital bliss and prevent newlywed brides from crying.
During the Crusades, gallant knights returning from the Holly Lands would bestow pearls to their “fair ladies” for their wedding days.
In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, pearls were at the height of wedding fashion with royal weddings in the French House of Burgundy taking place in a “sea of pearls”. Everyone from the bride to her male guests were adorned in glowing pearls.
From Queen Elizabeth I to our modern Queen Elizabeth II, the tradition of wearing pearls on the wedding day has continued to this day. Often the father of the bride or the groom gives the bride the gift of pearls. Many brides also give their bridesmaids pearl necklaces, bracelets or earrings. Pearls are the classic gift that can be worn and enjoyed for a lifetime.