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Tag Archives: white diamonds

  • Record Diamond in Hong Kong Sale


    The amazing diamond above will be auctioned at Sotheby's in their Hong Kong sale.  The sale which started yesterday and which will run for five days will feature many items from the Orient including this absolute beauty.


    The oval D-color Flawless Type IIa, 118.28-carat diamond was mined in 2011 in S. Africa and is the world's largest white diamond ever to come to auction.  The purchase price estimate is up to $36 million. It is almost 20% larger than the current record holder, the 101.84ct 'Mouwad Splendour' diamond, which sold at Sotheby's in 1990.  This stunning, world-record breaking gem will find a new owner on October 7th.  Watch this space!

  • The Merlin Diamond Mine set to regain its Sparkle


    It has been announced that The Merlin Diamond Mine in the Northern Territory (its only mine) will begin producing again next month, with a target of producing 250,000 carats a year.  About 100 Kilometres south of Borroloola, the Merlin Mine ceased production in 2003, but new managing director, Joseph Gutnick says that in six or seven weeks, production will begin again.

    "We're starting at 150,000 carats a year and ramping up to 250,000 carats a year, and we're very excited about it," he said. "It's a dream of mine that's coming true. Our costs of extracting the diamonds are reasonable, around $150 per carat, and the average (price) of our diamonds is around $300 to $350 a carat polished... so some good margins. We are hoping money generated from the sale of the diamonds will be used to increase our resource of 7 million carats to a much higher level, because there's enormous potential in the area."

    One of three famous Australian diamond mines, Merlin was the site of the discovery of the Gungulinya-Bunagina, Australia's biggest diamond, weighing in at a huge 104.73 carats.  Today it is estimated that the Merlin can deliver 7.2 million carats, which will make it Australia's second largest diamond discovery after the Argyle, Rio Tinto's mine in the Kimberley

  • Diamond Colour Grading at My Diamonds

    The coloured diamond, or fancy diamonds as they're referred to are quite rare.  Most diamonds are yellowish brown when in their natural state, which is caused by the presence of nitrogen molecules trapped in the mineral when it was formed millions of years ago.

    The less nitrogen in a diamond,the whiter it is and the more expensive and coveted - colour grades go from D - completely colourless, to Z - a beige yellow colour.

    All of My Diamonds diamonds are graded by GIA, a diamond grading laboratory in the United States.  Discernible differences between D, E, and F grades are difficult to see with the naked eye, and when set in a mount, invisible.

    Cut grades often change the colour of a diamond.  My Diamonds use their own artisan master craftsmen when cutting, mounting and polishing a diamond.  Their designs are unique to My Diamonds, so it's unlikely you will see another like your favourite diamond engagement ring on any other online diamond retailer's site.

    As the colour grade gets nearer to Z, the yellow tinge is much more visible, and when compared to diamonds of a higher grade, the difference will be much more dramatic.

    For an overview of diamonds from My Diamonds, go to their website at and refer to their diamond buying guides.  Their diamond sourcing page is the best way to find a special diamond, particularly if you're designing your own ring.  Here is an example of a grading report from GIA, the certificate you'll receive when you buy your own special diamond:~


  • The Black Diamond - Dramatic, Alluring, and at My Diamonds

    Jewellery fashion has taken a turn towards the dramatic.  Stylish, alluring, and goes with everything. the Black Diamond has become the de rigeur diamond for diamond engagement rings.

    Our celebrities, fashionistas and those who are famous for being famous, all know that these noir beauties are second to none when it comes to turning heads.

    It all began when Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, aka Sarah Jessica Parker showed off her black diamond ring given to her by 'Big' on their engagement.  Since then the black diamond has gone from strength to strength.  Carmen Electra, the UK's Cheryl Cole and many others have chosen the Black Diamond as their very special diamond. Carmen Electra chose it for her engagement ring and many others have followed.

    The Black Diamond can look even more dramatic when surrounded by white diamonds.  Black diamonds have a density of colour that doesn't quite scintillate, the drama of the diamond is already eye-catching,so the addition of the white diamond is the perfect back drop.

    Here are some absolutely exquisite examples of the Black Diamond from My Diamonds, Australia's foremost online diamond retailer:~



    JACY - MAJESTIC 1.50CT BLACK DIAMOND RING 18K - 1.75CT ~ $3495.00

  • 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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