Friday, March 6, 2009
This Birks exclusive diamond solitaire engagement ring is set in platinum North-East-South-West Position, features round brilliant cut Birks diamond in different carat weights, colour grade and clarity. Also available with Canadian diamond.
Starting from $2,200.00 USD
Starting from $1,200.00 USD
Starting from $4,300.00 USD
Starting from $4200.00 USD
Sunday, March 1, 2009
De Beers jewellery continues to be sold exclusively in De Beers stores around the world.
De Beers Diamond Jewellers now has 29 stores around the world including London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. In 2007 new stores were opened in Dubai, Japan, Korea, Las Vegas, Houston and Washington in the US.
A new men’s jewellery collection by Stephen Webster and the Ice on Fire collection were launched last year and the Talisman collection remains extremely popular, featuring rough and polished stones.
In 2008 De Beers Diamond Jewellers will open 25 new stores in prime luxury markets.
In 1848 the New York City newspapers dubbed Charles Lewis Tiffany “The King of Diamonds.” And with good reason. The quality of Tiffany diamonds was then, and remains, exemplary. In the spring of 1887, Tiffany shocked the world by purchasing the French Crown Jewels. From this time on, Tiffany became the world’s authority on the finest diamonds.
Soon Tiffany designers were creating brilliance of their own. From the glittering 1890s on, timeless Tiffany designs graced women from the finest families: the Astors, the Vanderbilts, the Morgans. Celebrities from the theater, sports and ultimately European royalty and Hollywood stars began to prize Tiffany diamond designs.
Around the world, museums treasure the Tiffany design aesthetic, from the Art Nouveau period to Art Deco to today’s modern classics. Year in, year out, the passion for Tiffany diamonds is clearly demonstrated in the world’s auction houses. Today, the world-famous 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond is on permanent display in the New York flagship store—proof positive of Tiffany’s diamond legacy.
The diamond trade, one of the most secretive and informal business, is organized along this line:
Miner - he mines diamonds
Shop owner - he establish a licenced shop in the diamond mining area and supply various miners in exchange of diamonds they produce
Diamond dealer - he buys from many shop owners and/or miners
Diamond buyer - he visits the diamond producing regions and buys from local diamond dealers
Diamond trader - he is established in main diamond trading centers and buys from various diamond buyers, which he often finances.
Diamond cutter - he buys rough diamonds from diamond traders to cut them
Cut diamond wholesaler - he buys cut diamonds from diamond cutters and supplies local retailers or jewelry manufacturers
Jewelry maker/wholesaler - he makes or wholesales ready made jewelry
Cut diamond/jewelry retailer - he sales to final client.