A guide to buying your first diamond ‐ the 4Cs

The 4Cs are the definitive, globally recognised standard for grading diamonds according to four criteria. If you are buying a diamond, particularly a solitaire diamond for an engagement ring, it is important to know what they mean and how they affect the value of a diamond.

Before they were introduced in the 1940s by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), there was no universal method of assessing a diamond’s quality. Today, they are a vital tool for assessing and comparing

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A guide to the different engagement ring settings

The setting of your engagement ring is one of the most important considerations when shopping for this jewel that will represent the love you share for many years to come. It determines the design and aesthetic more than any other factor while at the same time securing the stones firmly in place.

Discover the different types of engagement ring setting at Budrevich, each of which brings a diamond or coloured stone to life in its own unique way....

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A guide to the most popular diamond shapes for an engagement ring

Otherwise known as the “cut”, the shape of a diamond is extremely important when it comes to the overall aesthetic of your engagement ring. Exploring the different options is one of the most exciting aspects of shopping for a ring because a diamond’s shape greatly affects the look and feel of a design.

Some clients know precisely which diamond shape they want right from the start, while others are open to exploring the different cuts, each of which has its own unique properties...

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Emerald Cut Diamond Buying Guide

While round diamonds are constantly in demand, different fancy shaped diamonds rise and fall in popularity from year to year. Recently we have witnessed an increased interest in pear and oval shape diamonds and, from November 2020, emerald cut diamonds also.

Invented in the 1500s, the emerald cut was originally designed for use with emeralds. It remains the most popular shape for this green gem because the straight facets are easier to trim without damaging this relatively...

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