What is a Diamond?
A Diamond is a native crystalline carbon naturally occurring from the earth. When transparent and free of any inconsistencies the Diamond is very precious stone. With their hard surface and high dispersion of light, diamonds are a beautiful stone for engagement rings and dress jewellery.
Where are Diamonds sourced from?
Diamonds come from the deep centre of the Earth’s crust, formed by extreme pressure and boiling temperatures. They form beneath the continental crust and are composed of pure carbon. Diamonds are the most precious and hardest earth material.
Why are Diamonds cut?
Diamonds are cut to ensure luminosity and brilliance of the gem. Cutting of the Diamond is the most important stage and ensures the reflective qualities of the diamond. When correctly cut, light travels to the base, then projects from one side to the other and is mirrored back to the surface giving the diamond its beautiful iridescence.
What do Diamond Valuations involve?
Valuations cover the quality and the expense of your diamond for insurance purposes, in case items are lost, damaged or stolen. Certificates of Valuations are important to have when purchasing a piece of valued jewellery or selling the piece to ensure its authenticity.
How often do I need to update my Valuations?
Every two to three years.
What are the 5 C’s and what are they used for?
The 5 C’s are used to determine the quality of the diamond. They involve appraising the Diamond Cut, Diamond Clarity, Diamond Colour, Diamond Certificates, and Diamond Carats.
What is the difference between a certified diamond and a non-certified diamond?
There is no visible difference between a diamond that is certified and one that is artificial. The tangible difference between a certified and non-certified diamond is that you have a document ensuring the quality and authenticity of the diamond you are purchasing.
Can I have a Jewel other than a Diamond in my Engagement ring?
Yes, Monique of MONTASH Jewellery dedicates her talents to not only designing diamonds, but coloured gemstones, and assorted pearls to stay with you for eternity. Our experienced designer can tailor a completely unique design to suit your personal liking.
How should I clean my jewellery?
Not with toothpaste, MONTASH Jewellery can provide you with a solution that will gently clean your treasured gems.
How often should I get my white gold jewellery pieces rhodium plated?
To maintain the bright white appearance of your white gold jewellery pieces you will need to have them rhodium plated anywhere from 3 months to 5 years! The difference with the time depends on how much you wear them. Taking off your jewellery when at home can extend the life of rhodium substantially. An approximate average is 12 - 18 months.