All staff attended diamond grading courses in Sydney last weekend in preparation of the opening our new store. The new stock is being made ready to be released on opening day. The most amazing diamonds have been ordered and are being cut and polished ready for opening. Featuring the Astralis Diamond cut by Gabi Tolkowsky, the world’s most famous diamond cutter, 30 % brighter than any other diamond, you have to see it to believe it!
After 2 years of planning the new Ringwood Jewellers at Eastland fitout started. Opening 29th October! This is the floor plan laid out for us. Here we are, standing in our new ‘shop’ in the factory!
It’s really special when our customers share their experiences with us. We recently created a beautiful engagement ring for Mike and last week we were given some great news. Congratulations Mike & Laura.
The other day I found myself in a park in Amiens, France with my girlfriend Laura and was finally able to pop the question in a setting that felt just right!
She said “yes” resulting in a few claps from the french locals and a big smile from me!
Thank you so much for all of your help. You really did make the whole ring selection process much MUCH easier for me! Laura absolutely loves the ring!
We love hearing beautiful feedback from customers and having them share their photos with us.
Congratulations to Kathryn and James who were married on Saturday 27th June.
‘Thank you Ringwood Jewellers for our absolutely beautiful wedding rings! You were so wonderful to deal with and really helped us to find the perfect rings. Your professionalism and knowledge is second to none. We will definitely be recommending you to our family and friends.’ K & J
3 stone diamond anniversary rings are the perfect way to celebrate “the past, the present & the future”. Perfect for anniversaries and also a lovely option for an engagement ring.
We have a beautiful selection of 3 stone rings in store. Come in and speak to our diamond specialists to choose the perfect ring.
If you want a sneak peek at some of the new stock that will be in the new Ringwood Jewellers Eastland store come in NOW to see the absolute stunning range of Australian Chocolate Diamonds from Argyle. We also have an absolute amazing selection of “beyond rare natural pink diamonds” set in 18ct white and rose gold.
Here’s some information from the Australian Chocolate DIamonds website
No precious stone comes out of the ground perfectly formed. Invariably what enhances the worth of any gemstone is what is done to it once it is mined and brought to the House ultimately responsible for creating. We know that diamonds achieving the highest grade are those that adhere to what are traditionally known as the Four Cs—Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat.
The Fifth “C”
At ACD, we add a Fifth “C” to the paradigm:Craftsmanship. It is born out of years of research, expert mentorship, and not only mining the rarest stones but also establishing relationships with the finest stonecutters in the world. Having cultivated this craft to an art form after many years of creative refinement, we are proud to introduce you to the beauty and perfection of the Australian Chocolate Diamond—diamonds that are not only highly coveted but also individualised in ways that set ACD apart.
Unique in both presentation and its identity, every Australian Chocolate Diamond comes with its very own ‘Diamond Story’ certificate. The certificate contains specific information about each individual diamond: its point of origin, original rough weight, Argyle lot number, colour and clarity.
The Australian Chocolate Diamond ‘Birth Certificate’ acts as a guarantee that the gem you are investing in is an authentic, homegrown Australian Argyle Diamond mined from the red earth of the Australian Kimberley Region Western Australia. Even then, only a few make it to the global marketplace deemed worthy of becoming jewellery.
It is a little known fact that only about 20% of mined diamonds in the world are considered gem quality. With only one in a thousand polished diamonds weighing more than one carat, the process of selection and refinement inside an elite diamond house is both demanding and severe. The single largest effect on the value of any diamond is rarity. The larger the diamond, the cleaner or the more unusual the colour, the brighter the colour value—all are elements that make for an expensive stone.
Natural Pink Diamonds are a good example. The fact that they are intrinsically rare is reflected in the price of the stone. Australian Chocolate Diamonds are no different: the rarer the colour, the larger or the cleaner the stone, the more expensive it will be. However, Australian Chocolate Diamonds, being a relatively new trend in the market, are still priced very competitively; at least for the time being, with an Australian Chocolate Diamond costing on average half that of an equivalent good quality white diamond.
Like all Eternity Diamonds, each Australian Chocolate Diamond is independently graded and adheres to the highest standards set by the Australian Diamond Grading Laboratory. Independent grading gives you the confidence that you are purchasing a natural diamond at the specific colour, clarity and cut grade that you have been promised. Australian Chocolate Diamonds and Argyle Pink Diamonds are the only coloured diamonds whose hue and value does not result from impurities in the stone, rather the colour originates from a process known as ‘Plastic deformation and reformation’.
During plastic deformation heat and pressure severely alter the crystalline structure so that it completely loses the original parallel structure of white rough diamond and reforms into a freeform crystalline structure as it cools. Australian Chocolate Diamonds are colour graded against the Argyle Colour Grading Scale, ranging from C1 to C7 (see colour grading chart below), with C1 being the lightest stones and C7 the darkest. Most Australian Chocolate Diamonds grade within the C4 to C6 colour range.
Other important factors that affect the beauty of the stone include the following:
• The ‘cut’, which does not refer to the overall shape of the diamond but rather the quality of the cutting.
• The proportion, finish and symmetry of the external facets of the diamond. These are qualities that create the fire and the brilliance innate to the stone. (A diamond may be flawless but if it is not well cut it will appear dull and lifeless.)
• Clarity is also important in that it refers to the amount and size of natural imperfections in the diamond. This may be internal (inclusions) or external (blemishes) and recognising the differences and how to bring them out is part of the stonecutter’s craft.
Few things in nature are absolutely perfect; the closer to perfection, the more desirable the diamond…At ACD that is always our objective!