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  • Coloured Diamonds ~ Part 1

    The most popular colour of diamond to date is a diamond with no colour. This is the information sent out by millions of purchasers over the last decade in their choice of the colourless diamond for diamond engagement rings and other jewellery.  And this is a truism when referring to the white diamond.  However, there is a trend emerging of choosing fancy coloured diamonds for jewellery.  Much of this is celebrity driven, but My Diamonds would like to present a range of coloured diamonds for you to consider, and why they are the colour they are.

    Natural fancy coloured diamonds occur when various trace minerals and elements are present within the earth when the stones are formed.  The colour can range from pink to black - blue to yellow.  These stunning diamonds are often very expensive because of their rarity,  The Argyle Pink being one of the most famous.  Some of the most famous diamonds in the world are fancy coloured diamonds and below you will find some extra information on those colours and the famous stones known for each specific colour.

    THE BLACK DIAMOND ~ Minute inclusions and clustering of carbon through the stone render this exquisite gem black. Although they are opaque they still have a fantastic brilliance and display the amazing lustre that is almost unique to diamonds. The Black Star of Africa is the most famous black diamond, weighing a massive 202 carat and thought to be the largest coloured diamond in the world.

    PINK DIAMONDS ~ The colour pink is achieved as a result of a crystal lattice defect during the formation of the diamond giving the stone a soft pastel pink colour. The most famous of pink diamonds is the Agra diamond weighing 32.34 carats and is owned by the SIBA Corporation who also owns the yellow Allnatt diamond.

    BLUE DIAMONDS ~ The colour in a blue diamond is due to the element boron which changes the conductivity of the diamond. The most famous blue diamond and perhaps the most famous diamond of them all is the Hope Diamond which was cut from The French Blue Diamond when it was stolen in 1762. The Hope Diamond is now in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington where it has been on display since 1958.

    Next Post...Green Yellow and Red Diamonds!


  • Kelly Clarkson's Diamond Engagement Ring

    Wow, that's a real show stopper.  The photo above shows USA X Factor winner Kelly Clarkeson's diamond whopper.

    At her first public appearance at Sunday's VH! Divas Concert, since she and Brandon Blackstock became engaged, the chart topper showed off her new yellow diamond engagement ring.

    The stunning diamond engagement ring holds a huge canary yellow diamond as the centerpiece with smaller white diamonds surrounding the main stone. There are additional smaller-sized pave set diamonds going all the way around the band.

    Coloured diamonds have become popular with celebrities, including the black diamond, a dramatic talking point that's become a favourite of 2012.  Wonder what the favourite of 2013 will be?

    Below are some of My Diamonds Australia's most longed for diamond engagement rings.

    Layla Dark Beauty - 2.00ct Centre Black Diamond Engagement Ring 2.60ct

    A stunning 2 carat centre black diamond (premium quality AAA grade), surrounded by 12 round white diamonds and 2 pear cut diamonds.  All the diamonds are claw set in a basket setting to make them look like they are floating around the black diamond. 18k white gold setting and band (or yellow gold).


    Centre diamond: 2.00ct (AAA grade black)

    Number of Diamonds: 15
    Side Diamonds: 0.60 carats (G colour, VS clarity)
    Total diamond weight: 2.60 carats 

    Jacy - Majestic 1.50ct Black Diamond Ring 18k - 1.75ct

    An amazing design with a centre diamond tension set between two highly polished pave set diamond disks. These disks act like a mirror and create a reflection of the centre diamond. Ring complete with a premium cut AAA grade 1.50ct round/brilliant cut black diamond. 18k white gold disks and band (or yellow gold).

    Centre diamond: 1.50ct (GIA Certified)

    Number of Diamonds: 47
    Side Diamonds: 0.25 carats (G colour, VS clarity)
    Total diamond weight: 1.75 carats 

    Rio Black Diamond - AAA 1.00ct Diamond Ring 18k - 1.63ct

    This fabulous example of design symmetry will say 'I adore her'. Twenty four white diamonds set onto a fine white gold band that wraps the centre black diamond.  Ring is complete with a premium AAA grade 1.00ct Round brilliant cut black diamond18k white gold setting and band (or yellow gold).

    Centre diamond: 1.00ct Round (AAA Grade)

    Number of Diamonds: 25
    Side Diamonds: 0.63 carats (G colour, VS clarity)
    Total diamond weight: 1.63 carats 

  • It's A Diamond Life at the Emmys

    The 63rd Emmy Awards was the perfect place for our stars to show off their bling.  And did they?  You betcha!
    Gwyneth Paltrow looked fabulous as usual in diamond and platinum bracelets valued at $500,000.  She really has style!  Black and white is becoming the popular combo in fashion and in diamonds.  The black diamond is making waves in the diamond fashion world, as shown by Amy Poehler who wore this stunning ring:~

    not unlike the fabulous beauty from My Diamonds.  Just look at this:~


    Jessica Pare wore this little beauty:~
    At My Diamonds our vintage rings are exquisite, perfectly created by our artisan master craftsman who trained in Antwerp.  It's this that makes My Diamonds the rising star in the diamond ring and diamond engagement ring market.  Take a look at this little beauty:~

    Anais by My Diamonds 

    Diamond stud earrings were all over the place as were many floral motifs on diamond jewellery and diamond rings.  At My Diamonds we design jewellery for the most discerning clients at budgets that are tailored to suit everyone's pocket.  You don't have to be Gwyneth Paltrow to buy a My Diamonds original, but Gwyneth if you're ever in Australia.......................

  • The Formation of an Exquisite Diamond ~ Is Coal Involved?


    Contrary to popular belief, diamonds do not form from coal.  Many of us are taught in our science classes that coal magically undergoes a metamorphosis from a black mineral to a shiny diamond.  This is not so.

    In fact, coal is rarely responsible for the earth's source of diamonds.  Many diamonds are dated as far older than coal, so this alone should tell us that diamonds form from another source.

    Another misconception is that when diamonds are being mined, they are excavated from horizontal sources deep within the earth.  In fact, most diamonds are found in vertical mines filled with igneous rocks.

    It is likely that are three ways in which a diamond is formed:~

    In the Earth's Mantle ~ Diamond formation occurs at very high temperatures and many diamonds are found within the earth's mantle, about 150 kilometres from the surface.  Much of the minerals that make up a diamond are believed to have been delivered to the mantle by volcanic eruptions which form the kimberlite and lamproite pipes actively searched for by diamond prospectors.

    Coal is rarely found deeper than 3.5 kilometres below the earth's surface, so is unlikely to be the carbon requirement for the formation of a diamond.

    Subduction Zones ~  Diamonds are found in rocks, subducted deep in the earth's mantle by tectonic movement.  It is possible that coal is involved in this process, but the most likely sources are carbonate rocks such as dolomite, limestone and marble.

    Impact Sites ~ When an asteroid hits the earth - and it is historical fact that asteroids have been falling on us since time began - the pressure and heat are so great it is believed that it could be instrumental in forming diamonds.  Small diamonds have been retrieved from impact sites, so would support the claim that asteroids have instigated the processes of diamond formation.  In this case, coal could have been present at the site of impact, as could other carbonate material such as dolomite, limestone and marble.

    The evidence supports the claim that coal is not instrumental in the formation of the world's favourite gems.  Diamonds are dated as much older than coal deposits so it would seem that other carbonate materials are responsible for the world's source of diamonds.

    My Diamonds source only the very best of the world's diamonds, all being sourced from reliable and trusted providers - exquisite creations and part of the My Diamond Collection because of their innate quality and scintillation.

    When you're searching for your diamond engagement ring, diamond wedding band, or diamond gift, look no further than the diamond selection from My Diamonds.




    Discover the My Diamonds website and make your selection from our eclectic diamond showroom, or telephone 1300 66 55 20 and speak with a My Diamonds diamond specialist.

  • Diamond Engagement Ring Trends for the Remainder of 2012

    BLACK DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS                               Some of the most popular engagement rings for 2012 have included the sensational, dramatic black diamond.  The stones are cut in traditional designs, yet add something really special and eye-catching because of their colour.  Below are some exquisite examples from My Diamonds.

    Rio Black Diamond - AAA 1.00ct Diamond Ring 18k - 1.63ct           This fabulous example of design symmetry will say 'I adore her'. Twenty four white diamonds set onto a fine white gold band that wraps the centre black diamond.  Ring is complete with a premium AAA grade 1.00ct Round brilliant cut black diamond18k white gold setting and band (or yellow gold) 

    Tocara Forever - Black Diamond Ring 18k - 0.80ct                      Seduce her with this modern design showcasing a beautiful centre half carat black diamond in a rubover setting.  A halo of white diamonds set around around white gold disk frames and highlights the stunning black centre. The band is also accentuated by white diamonds. 18k white gold setting and band (or yellow gold) 

    Aesis - 1.50ct Centre Diamond Engagement Ring 18k - 2.10ct            A sweep up band of scintillating round brilliant diamonds beautifully enhances the pure grandeur of the centre black diamond in a fine four claw setting.  Ring is complete with a premium AAA grade 1.50ct round brilliant cut black diamond.18k white gold setting and band (or yellow gold) 

    DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS WITH A VINTAGE LOOK    Vintage styling is always popular, no matter how fashions change.  The look has dominated many celebrities engagement rings this year, with stars handing their loved ones rings with emerald, cushion and heart shaped diamonds.  They always look fabulous, and vintage is the perfect design for the boho girl.  My Diamonds has an eclectic choice of vintage styling in their exquisite diamond collections.

    Isadora - GIA 1.00ct Diamond Engagement Ring Platinum - 1.63ct      This fabulous example of design symmetry will say 'I adore her'.  Twenty four diamonds set onto a fine platinum band that wraps the centre diamond.  Ring is complete with a premium GIA certified 1.00ct Round brilliant cut diamondPlatinum setting and band 

    Caressa - Majestic GIA 1.00ct Engagement Ring Platinum - 1.22ct  An amazing platinum design with a centre diamond tension set between two highly polished pave set diamond disks. These disks act like a mirror and create a reflection of the centre diamond and enhance the brilliance and fire of the diamond. Ring complete with a premium GIA certified 1.00ct round/brilliant cut diamond.  Platinum disks and band


    The emerald cut diamond seems to be the cut of choice when it comes to celebrities announcing their engagements.  Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and others have all opted for this angular design probably because all eyes are on the exquisite diamond at the centre of the ring.  These girls know how to show off.  Take your cue to show off too, with emerald cut diamonds from My Diamonds.

    DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING TRENDS FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2012Our artisan jewellers are experienced in helping clients realise their dreams by custom crafting their diamond engagement rings.  Nothing could be more romantic than choosing your own diamond, then working with our craftsmen to create the diamond engagement ring of your dreams.  Call My Diamonds on 1300 66 55 20 and speak with one of our diamond specialists who will guide you to your perfect diamond ring.



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