Tuesday, May 27, 2008

We would like to help a dear friend.......

For private sale at £4400
Although we do not deal in natural diamonds, we have a dear friend who we would like to help sell a beautiful 1 carat radiant cut diamond set in a 9.7 grams of platinum. The finger hole is 10.65mm and would make an ideal engagement ring or present.
The ring comes with a case, certificate and report and a purchase reciept for £5400. The almost square cut white diamond measures 5.4 x 5.25 mm with clarity SI1 in a 4 claw setting.
There is a saving of at least £1000

Monday, May 26, 2008

Radio 4 - You and Yours feature in "synthetic diamonds"

Just to put the record straight.  Of the three laboratories mentioned in the Radio 4 program (You and Yours, Monday, 26th May) only LifeGem make 'memorial diamonds'  the other two Gemesis and Apollo do not (allegedly).  
Phoenix Diamonds are UK based and one of three others in the whole world who only make 'Memorial Diamonds' but we are not connected in any way to any of those mentioned.
The program also refers to lab' created diamonds as "synthetic", this word infers in some ways that they are inferior to natural mined diamonds - our diamonds are real diamonds and can be certified by 'AnchorCert' the Birmingham Assay Office.  
Terminology is a huge tin of worms and is being highly disputed all around the world as what to call 'created', 'man-made' or 'lab-grown' diamonds.  De-Beers have always been derogatory towards 'created' diamonds  though strangely enough were beaten to the patents by just 7 days against General Electric who won in them in the 50's (allegedly).  
It also may be true that gems can be grown in just "4 days" - probably in a factory production line process, but we have a very labour and technically intensive scientific process just to prepare the carbon for the same HTHP process in a single unique diamond production.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Deefer Diamond

Fabulous memories immortalized forever?
This blue diamond was made from the ashes of a much loved mutt rescued from the Battersea Dogs Home.
Deefer was 14 and a half, a Collie cross Labrador

0.31 carat brilliant cut London Blue Diamond