What are Salt and Pepper Diamonds?

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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...

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Morganite

Pretty and pink. Oh yes please. Call me a girlie girl I’ll happily accept, if you’re gifting me a morganite. This precious pink gemstone, named after banker JP Morganite is a Beryl. This is the same family of gemstone as emeralds and aquamarines. Its hues vary from soft pinks, champagne ...

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Demystifying Gemstone Durability

Here at Voltaire Diamonds we hear lots about gemstone durability on a daily basis, much of which is incorrect and or subject to rumour. Here we look at the basics of gemstone durability and debunk some common myths. Gemstone durability can be defined as a stone’s ability to withstand wear, heat, l...

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Top 5 Interesting Facts About Peridot

Peridot …… not just a pretty green gemstone First used as a talisman in the ancient world, peridot has a long-standing mystical reputation. Here are our top 5 interesting facts about Peridot that you may not have known. Fact 1. Extraterrestrial peridot is a thing! Incredibly rare, extrat...

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