How to Choose your Diamond

2017-06-05 09:49:21

Ways to Spot a Fake Diamond. No.5

No.5 The Great Diamond Pretenders


We have been looking at how to spot a whether your diamond is real or fake with simple tests that you can try yourself at home. This tiome though we are taking a look the five top fakers....!


2017-04-10 16:07:09

Ways to Spot a Fake Diamond. No.4

No.4 Can You See Through It?


At Hatton by Design all of our diamonds are certified. But just in case you’re ever in any doubt about a diamond that you already own, here’s a clever way of detecting a fake....

diamond refraction


2017-03-24 08:47:26

Carat – Size Matters!

By Mario Sarto (Self-photographed) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsWhen choosing diamond jewellery, the first thing most people consider is the carat; but what is a carat and what’s important? Well, despite the heading of this article, a carat is not directly a measure of size… but it is closely related!


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2017-02-21 15:31:51

Ways to Spot a Fake Diamond. No.3

No.3 The Fog test


At Hatton by Design you’ll never run the risk of buying a fake diamond! All of our diamonds are certified. Fact. But just in case you’re ever in any doubt, here’s a neat little trick...




2017-02-13 10:48:01

Ways to Spot a Fake Diamond. No.2

No.2 The Sandpaper test

Continuing our features of ways to test for fake diamonds which you can try at home, today I'm going to look at the 'sandpaper test'...



2017-02-12 17:31:25

Diamond Shapes

shapes of diamondsThe Shape of Diamonds explained

The choice of shape of any diamond is a personal decision and must be taken with consideration to the particular ring, necklace or other piece of jewellery that it is a part of. All the diamonds that you will find on the Hatton by Design website will be described as one of the core, standard shapes, and here we explain exactly what each of the popular diamond shape styles means.

Follow this link to experiment with our ring builder tool to see which you prefer. All our diamond jewellery is hand-crafted in Hatton Garden, London, so if you cannot find the shape you are looking for, please contact us and we will be delighted to source it for you; and give advice of the best way to mount it.




2017-02-09 11:42:59

Ways to Spot a Fake Diamond. No.1

No.1 Using a magnifying loupe.

In the first of our on-going articles I will be giving you some easy to follow tips to check the authenticity of a diamond. These tests will all be ones which you can try at home.

One of the basic tools of the diamond trade is the jeweller’s loupe, which is essentially a folding magnifying glass to allow you to look closely at a diamond and its setting. They generally have a x10 magnification.