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.

What Are Old Cut Diamonds? Buying Antique & Victorian Cut Diamonds

old cut diamonds within ring

Buying Old Cut Diamonds – A Brief Introduction into Antique Diamond Cuts Earlier this week, I was asked to refurbish and appraise some items of jewellery. Two items were Antique pieces of jewellery, set with Old Cut diamonds. We thought it would be interesting to show these, and to talk a little about some of 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. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Baguette vs Emerald Cut Diamonds – Which Diamond Gets Your Vote?

Emerald Cut and Baguette Step Cut Diamonds

Baguette cut or Emerald cut – Which would you choose? Baguette cut diamonds and Emerald cut diamonds have a similar appearance. Both diamonds feature a simple step cut arrangement of facets. In comparison, Baguette cut diamonds have angular corners, whereas Emerald cut diamonds feature polished corners. Furthermore, many more Emerald cut diamonds exist in larger 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. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Do People Wear Pear-Shaped Diamonds for an Engagement Ring?

Popular pear shaped engagement ring with halo setting

How popular are Pear-shaped diamond engagement rings? Pear-shaped diamonds provide the perfect opportunity for an unusual engagement ring. If popular round and square shapes are not for you, then the Pear shape might be a good choice. Not the obvious choice, fewer buyers opt for the Pear shape in favour of more traditional diamond cuts. Pear-shaped 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. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.