The Larsen Diary

The Taylor-Burton Diamond

 

One of the most famous ‘modern’ cuts must be the Taylor-Burton diamond, a 69.42 carat, D-Colour, Flawless, Pear Shape Brilliant Cut, which...

Brilliant Cut Diamond Shape & Style

 

The modern round Brilliant Cut diamond has 57 facets, or 58 facets with an open cutlet, arranged in the classic, 8-fold brilliant...

Diamond Certificates

 

In today’s diamond market where everything, from natural to synthetic, simulated, colour or clarity enhanced and more recently conflict diamonds, is likely...

Diamond Cut Properties

 

The three principal properties by which the cut quality or make of a diamond is graded are the PROPORTIONS, SYMMETRY and POLISH.The...

The Oval Cut

 

The oval cut is a variation of the round brilliant cut and is considered a very traditional cut.  This shape appeals to...

Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

 

The round brilliant cut is by far the most popular diamond cut for engagement rings and most other types of jewellery.  This...

Coloured Diamonds

 

Diamonds can occur in virtually all colours of the spectrum, as well as milky-white, black and grey.  The two most commonly occuring...

What is a Carat?

 

The word Carat is derived from the ancient words ‘Keration’ (Greek) and ‘Qirrat’ (Arabic), both of which were names given to the...

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