A perfect example of the contradictions of nature, diamond is the hardest natural mineral known to exist.
Coming from the Greek word adamas, meaning “unbreakable”, the diamond is billions of years old. After mining, the rough diamonds are cut, polished and graded into jewellery grade stones. Known in the trade as “The Four C’s”, carat weight,cut, colour and clarity are the measures used to determine the value of a diamond. While carat weight, or the actual size, of the diamond is often considered the most important by the buyer, at Affinity Diamonds we aim to educate you on the importance of balancing all four aspects, so that your diamond is as beautiful as possible.
While colourless, or “white” diamonds are prized for their clarity, beauty and purity, diamonds can be found in a full spectrum of colours. These range from chic and elegant yellow and cognac tones, through oranges, flirty and precious pink diamonds to the rarest blue and red stones, of which only a few true examples have ever been discovered.