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.

Hexagonal Diamonds – Unique Fancy Shapes for Diamond Rings

Hexagonal diamonds with step faceting next to diamond tweezers

Do hexagonal diamonds exist? Hexagonal diamonds nestle amongst the more unusual diamond shapes available. With limited supply, far fewer hexagonal diamonds exist compared to more popular fancy diamond shapes. The most popular diamond cuts include the modern round-brilliant cut, closely followed by the Princess cut. Despite many alternatives, buyers often seek a truly unique diamond Read the full article…

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark co-founded Serendipity Diamonds in 2007 after 20 years working with loose diamonds and jewellery. Mark is a keen jewellery and gemstone photographer, blogger and content writer. He works alongside a small team in their Ryde showroom and spends his spare time working on jewellery photography projects and with his two young children.

Gem Diamonds Announces Recovery of 910 Carat D colour Diamond

Gem Diamonds 910 Carat Diamond from Letseng mine

Photograph credit Gem Diamonds Ltd Gem Diamonds share price jumps following the recovery of an exceptional 910 carat D colour Type IIa diamond from the Letseng Mine. This week, Gem diamonds announced the recovery of an exceptional 910-carat diamond from the Letseng mine in Lesotho. This mine stands apart as the highest dollar per carat Read the full article…

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark co-founded Serendipity Diamonds in 2007 after 20 years working with loose diamonds and jewellery. Mark is a keen jewellery and gemstone photographer, blogger and content writer. He works alongside a small team in their Ryde showroom and spends his spare time working on jewellery photography projects and with his two young children.

What is a Briolette Diamond? Unusual Diamond Cuts Uncovered

What are Briolette Diamonds? Briolette diamonds are drop-shaped diamonds featuring triangular or diamond-shaped facets. Many examples include fine drill holes to support wire thread and the addition of a small metal cap. This makes the Briolette an excellent choice for diamond drop earrings and pendants, acting as a ‘diamond bead,’ opposite to the conventional methods Read the full article…

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark co-founded Serendipity Diamonds in 2007 after 20 years working with loose diamonds and jewellery. Mark is a keen jewellery and gemstone photographer, blogger and content writer. He works alongside a small team in their Ryde showroom and spends his spare time working on jewellery photography projects and with his two young children.