Is it worth buying a diamond ring?

Today, the internet provides a piece of free-flowing information to everyone worldwide. Keeping the prices of any product secret is near to impossible. Social media and consumer feedbacks are challenging for a company to set prices on their own. The...


New Angolan diamond marketing policy helps lift rough prices – Wetherall

The Angolan administration of President João Lourenço introduced technical regulations for its new diamond marketing policy in 2018 whose objective was to improve the attractiveness and competitiveness of the national diamond industry and grow outside...

17 january 2022

LGDs will continue to be an option for consumers, from the high-quality bridal market to the fashion market

Richard Garard is a founding member of the International Grown Diamond Association, which was established in 2016.  He serves on the Executive Committee of IGDA as President and Secretary General. IGDA was created to represent, promote and...

10 january 2022

Everything is design and design is everything

Born in the Basra pearls family, the first private jewelers to royal families, Ashraf Motiwala is the fourth generation to carry forward the legacy of A S Motiwala. Spearheading the prestigious family legacy, Ashraf Motiwala felt the need to breathe...

03 january 2022

Typical Jeweller is the initiative to promote the Russian jewellery industry

Typical Jeweller is one of the largest websites on the Russian Internet for the new generation jewellers. The total audience, including social media, is over 100,000 people per month. Every day, the latest news from the jewellery industry, educational...

27 december 2021

New survey reveals 60 per cent of UK men choose lab-grown diamonds for memorable marriage proposals

09 november 2021
The survey conducted by Mayfair-based Rêve Diamonds revealed that 60 per cent of UK men would propose to their loved one with a lab-grown diamond, with 50 per cent of women surveyed also stating they would be happier with a larger lab-grown diamonds over a smaller natural stone which would cost more.
Of those participating, 30 per cent of men also agreed that they would opt for a lab diamond in order to bring down the overall expense of a proposal.
"In fact, 50 per cent of respondents told us that they had spent between £2000 and £10,000 on a diamond engagement ring and the average carat size in the UK for engagement rings is now 1.5ct-2ct. A lab-grown 2ct diamond would cost you the same as a 0.7ct natural diamond," Tal Cohen, managing director of Reve Diamonds commented.
The survey also revealed white diamonds are still the favourite choice of stone for engagement rings, with 80 per cent purchasing a ring featuring white diamonds and only 20 per cent opting for coloured diamonds.
The choice of cut remains very traditional, with 50 per cent of respondents preferring round cut diamonds, 20 per cent opting for oval cut and 15 per cent selecting cushion cut. A small number selected more unusual cut diamonds, writes.

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