Category Archives: Diamond Education

What are Salt and Pepper Diamonds?

Essentially, they are just white diamonds with many black and white inclusions.  This gives a grey multi-tonal speckled effect, hence the name. They can be really rather pretty, and quite a lovely choice of diamond for people who enjoy different coloured gemstones. Another positive attribute to be mentioned about salt and pepper diamonds is that […]

If size doesn’t matter, does shape?

With so many options these days for diamonds of all different characteristics to suit the pocket. Perhaps size and cost are no longer the predominant factors in choosing an engagement ring. Perhaps shape or cut of stone is a novel way to personalise this symbol of love. Through the outlook of how well you know your […]

A Cultured Diamond?

Cultured Diamond

Let’s be honest, Lab grown diamonds have a terrible name. One that implies they are synthetic mass produced fake diamonds. However, a lab diamond is a diamond, just by no means grown over the course of time deep within the earth’s mantle. For many people this might be a predominant factor to loving their diamond. […]

Considering a Carbonado?

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Although also quite appealing no, I don’t mean a carbonara. Carbonado diamonds, aka black diamonds are the toughest of all, natural diamonds. The dark, metallic grey to black lustre from these stones have an intriguing allure of their own, quite different to the fire, sparkle, and translucency of a white diamond. Black diamonds have been […]

Pear cut diamonds

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What is not to love about a pear cut diamond? Pretty, elegant and timeless, pear cut stones have been employed in jewellery over many years. Pear cut diamonds make for popular engagement rings. Victoria Beckham, Anna Kournikova and Katherine Heigl all sport pear cut diamond rings. Below we outline our top tips for buying your […]

Gent’s Wedding Rings

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Discover our carefully selected range of men’s wedding rings. Our handcrafted collection of men’s wedding bands comprises both diamond set and plain metal bands in a wide variety of shapes and styles. Whether you are looking for platinum, palladium or different alloys of gold, we have something to offer you. Mixed metal styles or simply […]

Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Rings

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Diamonds are Forever but what about Lab Diamonds? Lab-grown diamonds have seen a huge surge in popularity over the past decade. Physically, chemically and aesthetically they are the same as Earth-mined diamonds. Today, lab grown diamonds account for 1-2% of the diamond jewellery industry as a whole.Typically Lab grown diamonds cost about 40% less than […]

Art Deco Style Engagement Rings

art deco engagement rings

Perfect symmetry, clean lines, geometric shapes and striking gemstones are all hallmarks of Art Deco inspired jewellery. At Voltaire diamonds we are lucky to have a vast selection of Art Deco style engagement rings. Here we look at some of the characteristic features of Art Deco design and detail some of our finest engagement rings. […]

Anatomy of a Round Brilliant Cut Diamond

Anatomy of a Round Brilliant Cut Diamond

Round brilliant cut diamonds are famed as the King of the diamond world and are loved universally for their incredible sparkle and beauty. There is however a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to the round brilliant. By far, the most popular and most studied diamond shape, the round brilliant cut diamond […]

Jewellery Wardrobe Essentials

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Classic Stud Earrings You can’t go wrong with a pair of classic stud earrings. Simple, elegant and versatile, you can take these from desk to dinner. Classic Diamond Set Hoop Earrings Whether half or fully set with diamonds, hoop earrings are a wardrobe staple. Casual or formal, this style easily transitions from day to night. […]

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