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.

I3 Diamond Clarity – What is the Meaning of I3 in Diamond Grading?

Is I3 diamond clarity good? I3 diamond clarity is officially the lowest diamond clarity grade available. But what does I3 mean? Firstly the letter ‘I’ stands for inclusions or included. The number ‘3’ refers to the third worst ‘I’ grade in sequence. (To explain, included diamonds fall under I1, I2 and I3 clarity grades.) Diamond 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 Diamond Colour Affects the Value of a Diamond

Diamond Colour & Value

How does diamond colour affect the true value of a diamond? We are going to explain a little about diamond colour, more specifically how diamond value is influenced by diamond colour. Along with other factors, colour determines how much a diamond is worth.  For the sake of this article, we’ll divide diamonds into three categories 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.

Black Diamonds – A Guide to Natural and Treated Black Colored Diamonds

1 Carat pair of Black Diamonds

What are Black Diamonds? Are they real? Black diamonds are real. Most people think of diamonds as white—colorless diamonds. They rarely think of black colored diamonds. Yet these fascinating diamonds are classified as coloured diamonds. Moreover, they offer an alternative to popular colourless diamonds. Famous Black Diamonds A few famous examples of famous black diamonds 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.