Category Archives: Diamonds

Diamond Archives

Learn about diamonds with the Serendipity blog. From our many years working with diamonds, we explore and uncover the World of gemstones. From origin, to types of diamond and applications within the jewellery industry. Let us take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the 4 C’s of diamond value, diamond certification and the beauty of diamond jewellery in a collection of related blog posts.

Serendipity was founded in 2007 as an online resource and jewellery retailer. Over a decade of progress, Serendipity now stands as an authority on in their field. Their team create responsibly sourced jewellery and are amongst the first Fairtrade Gold jewellers working with fully traceable gemstones within the UK. Their working knowledge of gems is backed by GIA training and over 50 years of collective knowledge. Their expertise in diamond jewellery is second to none with a solid understanding of customer service in all things diamonds related.

How to Tell a Fake Diamond from a Real Diamond – 8 Different Ways

Real diamonds vs Fake diamonds

Have you ever wondered how to tell a real diamond? How do you know if a diamond is real or fake? Different kinds of fake diamond A real and fake diamond look very similar. There are simulant and synthetic diamonds. Many ‘fake’ diamonds look alike. In our post today we’re going to show you some Read the full article…

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.

Clarity Enhanced Diamonds – Should You Buy a Treated Diamond?

Clarity enhanced diamonds and treatments

What are clarity enhanced diamonds? Clarity enhanced diamonds are natural diamonds which undergo a treatment process to artificially improve clarity in the diamond. The treatment process typically falls into two main processes. Firstly laser drilling and secondly fracture filling. Both treatments aim to reduce the appearance of natural clarity characteristics within a diamond. Laser drilled Read the full article…

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.

How to Read the GIA Laser Inscription on Your Diamond

GIA laser inscription on diamond

What is a GIA laser inscription? Diamonds accompanied by GIA Diamond Dossiers® typically feature a micro-laser inscription applied to the edge of the diamond. The GIA report number appears microscopically engraved on the outer girdle of the diamond. The laser inscription gives buyers a unique way of linking their GIA report to the diamond itself. Read the full article…

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.