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  • Sale of Ellendale Diamonds ~ 18th June

    On Tuesday the 18th June, the sale of the Ellendale Diamonds will begin.  Tens of thousands of rough diamonds from the Ellendale Mine, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia will be sold in an auction conducted over the internet.  This is surely a sign of the technological times we live in. There will be 34 lots in all, containing more than 30,000 stones.  Hope you've got deep pockets!

    Harvested at Ellendale by KDC, the diamonds in the auction are mostly white stones and fancy yellows.  This is to be expected as the mine supplies about half of all yellow gems sold globally. At the previous Ellendale diamond auction, demand exceeded supply resulting in the sale of all the lots offered.  eDiamond will be auctioning nearly three times the amount sold at that time.

    Two viewings will be conducted in anticipation of the auction: one in Tel Aviv, beginning today and continuing until Wednesday, and one in Antwerp, beginning on Friday and continuing until the day before the sale. Diamonds will always be good investments and diamond jewellery never fails to hit the spot as gifts for our loved ones.  For really eclectic designs and quality craftsmanship, view the designs and loose diamonds on offer at   Every piece has been designed in-house and My Diamonds offers a bespoke engagement ring design service second to none.  Call 1300-66-55-20 and speak with a My Diamonds diamond specialist.

    Joy Brilliant Platinum - GIA Diamond Ring

    Joy Brilliant Platinum - GIA Diamond Ring

    A design with presence that boasts elegance and dramatic beauty. Australia’s most favourite engagement ring.  A very fine and open 6-claw setting, with a diamond set under the centre setting. Design is made perfect with a premium GIA certified round brilliant cut diamond. Platinum setting and band.

  • A Diamond Planet ~ The Largest Precious Stone in the Galaxy?

    It's music to our ears.  There is  diamond rich planet, that astronomers are getting very excited about.  According to those that know, this new diamond planet orbits a nearby star.

    This exciting new planet has been named 55 Cancri e.  It is twice the size of our planet but has eight times its mass which classifies it as the new 'super Earth'.

    It was first discovered in 2011 when it crossed in front of its parent star, orbiting the star in just 18 hours.  Surface temperatures on 55 Cancri e reach an uninhabitable 3,900 degrees Fahrenheit (2,150 degrees Celsius)—which, along with the carbon deposits, make for perfect conditions in the creation of diamonds.

    The planet is only 40 light-years away, in the northern constellation Cancer, sitting relatively relatively near Earth. 55 Cancri e's host star is clearly visible to the naked eye when the sky is dark enough.

    "Science fiction has dreamed of diamond planets for many years, so it's amazing that we finally have evidence of its existence in the real universe," said study leader Nikku Madhusudhan, a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University.

    "It's the first time we know of such an exotic planet that we think was born mostly of carbon—which really makes this a fundamental game-changer in our understanding of what's possible in planetary chemistry."

    Now if you're of plundering this planet in the New Year, think again. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is responsible for collecting data on the planet and seemingly only interested in the scientific response around the world.


  • It's Nearly NEW YEAR at My Diamonds

    It's that time again ,when everyone is considering their New Year's Resolutions.  Of course, at My Diamonds, we would recommend that one of your resolutions should be to buy and wear as many diamonds as possible:Not only are they a good investment, but they look sensational.

    Market forces over the last two or three years have made the market place for diamonds difficult, which is no different to any other world commodity, but our long-term love affair with these fabulous precious gems has prevented them falling too low in the sparkling firmament.  Consumers are still buying diamonds because we love them.  2013 will still see plenty of diamond sales, due to the upsurge in engagements and weddings.  Celebrities too are doing their bit to buoy up the diamond market by publicizing their purchases of diamond engagement rings and diamond wedding bands.

    Although diamond prices have remained at historically elevated levels, in the first three months of the year diamond prices declined.  This proved to create stability in the diamond market, rather than some of the unprecedented highs shown in previous years records.  Certainly, the diamond industry was in much better shape than in the same months of 2011, so the outlook is set positive.

    Many retailers are bullish about the future of the industry, stating that the industry has met targets and looks set fair for 2013.

    Positive thinking seems to be the key.  The Diamond Jubilee in the UK saw many investors keen to be part of the celebration by purchasing high quality diamonds that will certainly retain their value. Prices are set to rise in 2013 so a purchase now could be pertinent.

    A major key to success is customer service.  The savvy purchaser knows that to succeed, higher quality diamonds is the way forward.  Many purchasers in the West prefer larger, less high quality stones.  A turnaround in this thinking could save the day and investors are certainly aware of this.  It's really up to diamond retailers to make sure their customer service is second to none.

    Go to the diamond collection pages of My Diamonds and choose your favourite design or favourite loose diamonds.  Contact My Diamonds and experience for yourself the high standard of customer service they offer.  It is second to none!


    The Moussaief Red Diamond was discovered in 1990 by a Brazilian farmer.  It was found in the Abaetezinho River which runs through a region known as Alto Paranaiba.  This region is well known as a source of large fancy coloured diamonds.  When found the rough stone weighed 13.9 carats.

    The William Goldberg Diamond Corporation purchased and cut the diamond which was then known as The Red Shield.  The cut diamond now measures 5.11 carats and is a triangular brilliant cut diamond, sometimes referred to as a trilliant cut.  It is rated in colour as a Fancy Red by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and is the world's largest known red diamond.

    Between 2001 and 2002, the diamond was purchased by Shlomo Moussaief, and Israeli born jewellery dealer in London and currently owned by Moussaief Jewellers Limited.

  • Top Ten Most Expensive Diamonds - No. 10 'The Allnatt Diamond'

    Today, we start our count down of the world's top ten most expensive diamonds.  Women love diamonds - fact.  And diamonds are ageless.  It doesn't matter whether you're a young woman just about to choose your precious diamond engagement ring, or a mature lady who has collected diamond jewellery - engagement ring, diamond wedding band, diamond earrings and diamond pendents over the years.  Diamonds are still the gem of choice for most of us - and why wouldn't they be?

    Diamonds have been chosen to represent love for centuries, but we mustn't forget that they're also a top investment.  Only recently, the news is that the value of diamonds will increase rapidly over the next few years, so diamonds are truly a 'beautiful investment.'

    Here is Number 10 in our top ten most expensive diamonds in the world - the Allnatt Diamond worth $3 million.

    This superb cushion cut diamond is known as the Allnatt Diamond.  a vivid yellow fancy coloured diamond, it weighs 20.258 grams with 101.29 carats.

    Some believe this stunning diamond was discovered in the De Beers Premier Diamond Mine and purchased by a Major Alfred Ernest Allnatt - a sportsman, art patron and benefactor.  The diamond was resold in 1996 by Christie's in Geneva for $3,043,496.

    After being sold to the SIBA Corporation, the diamond was cut to its current weight, intensifying its vivid colour.

    The Allnatt was displayed as part of the Smithsonian's                     "The Splendour of Diamonds" exhibit.

    Next time:~ The Moussaieff Red Diamond

  • The Kardashians ~ In the News Again!

    It's out.  News is that another member of the Kardashian clan will be sporting a diamond engagement ring very soon.  Rumours are that Scott Disick will be proposing to the mother of his two children, Kourtney Kardashian very soon.

    According to RadarOnline, Scott was seen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, checking out diamond engagement rings.  But will Kourtney accept the troubled Scott Disick's engagement proposal?  Lately he's been seen partying big style. Watch this space, but if he's really serious about presenting a diamond engagement ring to Kourtney Kardashian he could do worse than choose from these little beauties from My Diamonds, one of Australia's leading diamond retailers:~

    Anais - Argyle Pink Diamond Ring Total 3.78 Carat  Original beauty, forever rare.  A beautifully proportioned centre GIA certified 2.00 carat round brilliant cut diamond, perfectly highlighted by a pair of pear shaped side diamonds.  The highlight of this diamond ring is the rare argyle pink diamonds set to the side of the setting.  All diamonds are painstakingly matched for cut type, proportions and colour. Platinum setting and band.


    Centre diamond: 2.00ct Round (GIA Certified)
    Argyle Pink Diamond:
     0.10ct Round
    Number of Diamonds
    : 13
    Side White Diamonds:
     1.68 carats (G colour, VS clarity)
    Total diamond weight: 3.78 carats
    Delivery: 4 weeks

    Brielle - Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring Setting 0.45ct

    An elegant pave setting with milgrain detail that will enhance your selection of centre diamond. This design will make your centre diamond look larger. 32 Pave set diamonds set around the centre diamond and down the band. Platinum setting and band.    

    Centre diamond: Not Included in price (Add from our Diamond Search)  Number of Diamonds: 3  Side Diamonds: 0.45 carats (G colour, VS clarity)

    Total diamond weight: 0.45 carats
    Delivery: 3 weeks

    Dulche Glamour - GIA 1.00ct Diamond Ring 18k - 1.20ct Twenty pave set diamonds set into a ballerina style square disk that dramatise the centre 1.00ct premium GIA certified princess cut center diamond. A design that speaks ultimate in glamour and romance. 18k white gold setting and band (or yellow gold). Centre diamond: 1.00ct Princess (GIA Certified)

    Number of Diamonds: 21
    Side Diamonds: 0.20 carats (G colour, VS clarity)
    Total diamond weight: 1.20 carats
    Delivery: 3 weeks

  • The 4Cs ~ The CLARITY of Your Diamond

    In most diamonds there are tiny imperfections - most of which are not obvious to the naked eye, but will be graded by Diamond Clarity Grading carried out by gemologists.  My Diamonds diamonds are graded by GIA or HRD, diamond grading laboratories that provide certification of quality for all of the diamonds My Diamonds offer their customers.

    The clarity grade is the number and size of these tiny imperfections, many of which can only be seen under a microscope, and will in no way affect the beauty of the diamond to the naked eye.

    Diamond laboratories will refer to the imperfections as inclusions, or blemishes.  If you're unsure about your chosen diamond, a My Diamonds professional diamond specialist is always on hand to guide you through diamond clarity grading.  Below is a diagram designed to explain how a diamond is graded:~


    Of course, those with an F - IF grading will be considered a much higher quality stone and therefore a customer will expect to pay more.  At the other end of the scale, an I1 - I3 grading will be a much more affordable stone.  The middle grades are more usual.  If you have any question about diamond clarity, please don't hesitate to call My Diamonds, one of Australia's foremost diamond retailers on 1300 55 66 20, where a diamond specialists will guide you to the diamond that's perfect for you.

  • Buying Your Precious Diamond On the Internet

    Having face to face contact with a company you're purchasing from is becoming less and less important with the dawning of a new customer - those who buy over the internet.  Our mothers and fathers and beyond, have had to join a revolution in buying and customer service. It would seem that retail outlets that we have come to know and love have accepted that many people prefer to sit in the comfort of their own homes and simply click to buy.

    In the beginning, we nervously stuck our toe in the water, buying books from Amazon, or gradually realising that there's no need to join the crush in the busy times at the supermarket.  We can simply order whatever we want online, and let other people pack and deliver for us.  Absolute bliss!

    In the 21st Century, we're now used to buying high end products on the internet, such as diamonds, diamond jewellery - diamond engagement rings and wedding bands.  This is because companies like My Diamonds, have realised it doesn't matter how your customer chooses their purchase, they still require the same, exemplary customer service they've been shown in the past.

    My Diamonds has flourished - using the internet to bring their diamond collections into the public consciousness, and are now one of the foremost diamond internet retailers in Australia.

    The most important point that most people will consider when buying over the internet is security.  Is it really secure for me to spend a not insubstantial amount of money with someone over the other side of the country, who I've never spoken to?  The answer, at least with My Diamonds is a resounding 'yes'!

    Once you've decided which exquisite diamond engagement ring you wish to purchase from My Diamonds, we advise you to read the diamond knowledge articles on the site, and on this, the My Diamonds blog.  It will cover points such as

    * Engagement ring guidance *Diamond related topics * Conflict Free Diamonds and the Kimberley Process * Custom Made Jewellery * and the My Diamonds 100% Guarantee of Excellence and Quality.

    And of course, if you prefer to speak to a My Diamonds diamond specialist before you make your purchase, telephone 1300 66 55 20.


    A Guide to Buying the Perfect Engagement Ring

    The first step of course is deciding how much you are prepared to spend. It has been reliably documented that a couple will be willing to spend at least one months salary to buy the perfect love token and many couples spend a lot more. The rule of thumb is the same as when you rent or purchase your first home. Spend as much as you can afford. As with real estate, there are essential checks that have to made when buying your diamond. The engagement ring you choose will not just say how much you love each other. It is also an investment and you have to be sure that it is of the very best quality.

    At'My Diamonds', each diamond they offer you has a unique GIA Diamond Grading Report or Dossier attributed to it. This will tell the diamond merchant and of course the buyer, the quality and cut of the diamond. This is determined by the essential 4C's. It is essential to educate yourselves as much as possible about diamonds and the way they are graded before buying your diamond.

    The Exquisite MYD Collection

    The collection at is extensive.  Every style and taste is catered for, from the traditional and whimsical to the totally contemporary. Take a look at these fabulous beauties:~




    As you can see from the above examples 'My Diamonds' has an eclectic showroom of fabulous diamond rings on offer. Buying on line is simple. Just register on the site and begin shopping. There are many articles with regard to Diamond Eduction on the site for you to read before you make your choice and then you can navigate around this extensive diamond showroom from the comfort of your arm chair. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call them on 1300 66 55 20 where they will be happy to reassure you and give you the information you require. They also have diamond showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, London and New York. If you would like to visit them for a consultation please call 1300 66 55 20.

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