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Ever wondered why diamonds are coloured from D to Z and not from A? We decided to do a little digging...
If a cushion cut diamond is fit for a Duchess (well, future Duchess) it has got to be good.
If you’ve been doing your research, you may have seen cushion or radiant cut diamond engagement rings cropping up more than before. The old school cut has been thrust back into popularity because of the Royal Engagement between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – and of course, the rather impressive trilogy ring that represents their commitment.
Diamonds come in a large variety of shapes (and endless combinations of the 4CS), but let’s swing the focus onto cushion cut diamonds because they’re about to become increasingly popular.
It's a New Year! Happy 2018!
Now we've put down the champagne glass and stopped celebrating the festive season / ringing in the new year, we need to commit to some of those resolutions and goals we said we'd think about. Perhaps we can give ourselves a reason to pick up the champagne glass once more - to celebrate an engagement?
If your goal in 2018 is to truly commit to your other (probably better) half, take a look at some of the predicted trends expecting to influence engagement ring market this year.
It's almost Christmas time, and we're feeling reminiscent... So why not add to the seasonal sparkle with a look back at some of the best diamond jewellery that starred in film? From '50s show dance to noughties style, diamonds are forever suited to being in front of the camera.
The leaves are red and the frost is here, which can only mean one thing: we’re knee-deep in proposal season! Here at Hatton we’re working our way through all the important bits to know if you’re planning an engagement and wedding. Our Man’s Guide series is designed to get you in the know about everything – picking the ring, proposing, planning the honeymoon… And now, an often-overlooked big pick – the groom’s ring.
On the red carpet nothing looks quite as spectacular as glittering diamonds, and there were some A-List accessories this year! And what an event to get glam for; the annual U.S. television awards is as much about championing the latest styles as it is about going home with that iconic gold trophy.
The word Millennial has definitely caught on in the past several years and, apparently, so has the ardour of authentic diamonds. We approve!
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....!
Continuing the fight against hidden synthetics...
When you buy a diamond you need to know if it is "natural" or "synthetic", but some unscrupulous suppliers are not totally forthcoming, which is why the GIA has announced a new device for the diamond trade to easily separate the natural diamonds from the rest. Independent certification from companies like GIA is of paramount necessity when purchasing diamond jewellery.
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....
Sierra Leone Pastor, Emmanuel Momoh, finds a 706 carat diamond while searching through river sediment. He is not a professional diamond hunter and has given the stone to the government to help development in the region where it was found.
25 carat diamond ring expected to raise over £2 million in Hong Kong auction
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...
Jackie Collins' jewellery collection will come up for auction in May, including many pieces of diamond jewellery, such as this Art Deco diamond and onyx platinum bracelet. The centre oval diaomnd weighs 2.85 carats.
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'...
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.
On Monday (6th Feb '17) Mountain Provence Diamonds announced that hey had receovered a 68 carat diamond from one of their mines in Canada.
Last year we made this man the hero at Christmas by delivering an Eternity Ring on Christmas Eve - ordered on the 23rd December! His Feefo review speaks for itself…
The TV ad’s are out in force, Facebook is awash with bouncing Boxer dogs, weeping emoji’s at Mrs Claus and the cutest little carrot I’ve ever seen! So it’s about time to share our Christmas Gift Guide!
As we relaunch Hatton by Design’s website, we’re proud to show you how to find your perfect engagement ring in three easy steps.
This week our friends in Paris have the pleasure of hosting Fashion Week.
Stateside the stars were out in force on Sunday celebrating achievements in Broadway theatre with the 2016 Tony Awards.
Cannes – the perfect time to wear something fabulous! We review the latest jewels from the red carpet.
The worlds biggest diamond is set to be auctioned on the 29th June in London. Sotheby’s expect it to sell for a cool $70 Million!
The Hatton Garden heist ‘scene of the crime’ is to be moved to the Museum of London.
Spring has sprung - hurrah! And we kick off Spring with some happy celebrity engagement news!
Incredible blue diamond is set to be auctioned at Sotheby's Hong Kong with a guide price of £25 million!
We take a look at Ciara’s huge diamond engagement ring!
On #InternationalWomensDay we pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen and her amazing jewels!
Wishing a very Happy Mother's Day to all the diamond Mums out there!
We take a look at our favourite red carpet fashions and the stunning jewellery on display at the Oscars 2016!
Hatton by Design takes a look at Carrie Bradshaw's iconic diamond engagement ring!
Hatton by Design reviews the best diamond jewellery featured in movies!
Hatton by Design review's the Grammy's red carpet and all the beautiful necklaces on display!