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Very rare orange diamond

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I had a great opportunity to try this amazing, extremely rare orange diamond on my fingers this week. To make things even more jaw-dropping, it's over 1 carat. It could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

今週、きわめて珍しいオレンジダイヤモンドに触れる機会がありました。しかも1カラット以上。一生に一度あるかないかの出会いでしょう。百万ドルのため息。

 Fancy intense yellow orange diamond in marquise. Untreated. A massive 1.07 carat

Yves Frey Diamonds

April birth stone: Diamond

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White diamonds in various cuts and shapes. From the left to right, princess square, round brilliant, marquise, pear, radiant, emerald, heart and asscher.

April’s diamond is diamond. Diamond is a girl’s best friend. I love diamond and everyone loves diamond (although I know one person who said she hated diamond).

So here is some non-technical, non-gemmological chit-chat about diamond.

Diamond is the one of the hardest materials on the earth.

It is said to be the oldest substance ever created since the birth of the earth.

Solitaire engagement rings with round brilliant diamonds are the most sold fine jewellery category in the world.

Some people do purchase diamond as an investable asset. In our opinion, you need to buy exceptional stones, such as very large ones, flawless or rare natural coloured diamonds, to be able to returns by buying them now and selling later. IKURIA can source exceptional stones.

We always think it is the best to buy stones you want to wear.

Stick with so-called the “4Cs” of diamond grading. They are colour, cut, clarity and carat weight. 

We, IKURIA, like diamond for engagement rings, along with sapphire and ruby, due to its hardness, durability, eternal brilliance.

Above are the well-known facts.

Here are some of the things we discuss with customers face-to-face.

Rose cut grey diamond ring, Click here

Regarding carat weight, there are some magic numbers. As soon as the carat weight hits 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 etc., price per carat jumps up. So we often recommend diamonds weighing just under these magic numbers, such as 0.48 carat, 1.87 carats, as it is more economical to buy and they look pretty much the same as the ones weighing magic numbers.

We can think beyond 4Cs.  We love unusual diamonds. While cushion cuts are gaining popularity recently, some of our customers love asscher cuts, rose cuts and very sleek emerald cuts. Others love rustic stones such as rough cut diamonds, grey diamonds and unclear diamonds.

Drop earrings featuring blue diamonds and opal. Click here

We can think beyond engagement rings. Diamonds look brilliant anywhere. We have made dress rings, necklaces, earrings – really anything.

Out and about Hatton Garden, diamond hunting in London

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Hatton Garden is London's diamond and jewellery quarter.

It does not look as fashionable as  Knightsbridge or New Bond Street. What's probably not written in a tourist guide book is some of the jewels found in these  prestigious shopping spots may have been made in Hatton Garden.

Today, I am visiting Yves Frey Diamond to buy some stones. 

Owner Yves' family has been dealing diamonds for generations. I normally enquire other diamond dealers when I look for some stones. But I almost always end up with Yves because he offers good quality, untreated diamonds, which are not produced in conflict areas, at reasonable price points. So, iKuria sources most diamonds from him.

Now, Yves actually specialises in naturally coloured diamonds, which sometimes are sold for an astronomical amount of money.

Even in my iPhone photos, they look magnificently out of this planet. These images are not Photoshopped.

Close-up of the 2.53 carat intense yellow diamond. The same stone as the right in the upper right image.  右上の写真と同じ石。2.53カラットのインテンスイエローダイヤモンド。ラディアントカット

Close-up of the 2.53 carat intense yellow diamond. The same stone as the right in the upper right image.

右上の写真と同じ石。2.53カラットのインテンスイエローダイヤモンド。ラディアントカット

1.79 carat round brilliant cut diamond. Colour is dazzling F, clarity is VS1  クラッシックなラウンドブリリアントカット。まばゆいばかりなカラーF。クラリティはVS1.

1.79 carat round brilliant cut diamond. Colour is dazzling F, clarity is VS1

クラッシックなラウンドブリリアントカット。まばゆいばかりなカラーF。クラリティはVS1.

Altogether, they are about$120,000 (£72,000). What an afternoon!

iKuria takes bespoke orders for diamond jewellery.

Yves Frey Diamonds

ハットンガーデンをご存知ですか。たいして広くない面積に宝飾関係の会社や工房がぎっしりと並んでいるロンドンの問屋街です。

ナイツブリッジやニューボンドストリートのようなお洒落な外見ではないのですが、高級ブランドの店や有名百貨店でみかけるジュエリーのいくつかは、ハットンガーデンで作られているものもあるんです。観光ガイドには書いていないかもしれませんね。

今日は、ダイヤモンドを探しにYves Frey Diamond (イヴフレイダイヤモンド)に来ました。

イヴの家族は何世代にもわたってダイヤモンド商をしていて、紛争地域で生産されたものではなく、熱処理していない良い品質の石を,良心的な値段で提供してくれます。私はいつも、ディーラーを何件か回ってダイヤモンドを調達することにしていますが、最終的にはイヴから買うことが多いのです。したがって、イキュリアのダイヤモンドは、ほとんど彼が調達してくれています。

さて、イヴは実はいわゆるカラードダイヤモンドの専門家です。処理なしで自然に色がかかっているダイヤモンドです。時には天文学的な値段で取引されるシロモノです。

以下、私の携帯電話写真でもこの世のものとは思えない輝きは隠せません。修正はしていません。

Left: Vivid yellow diamond 1.16 carat. Right: 2.53 carat intense yellow diamond in radiant cut  See the colour difference between "vivid" and "Intense"  左:ビビッドイエローダイヤモンド 1.16カラット  右:2.53カラットのインテンスイエローダイヤモンド。ラディアントカット  色の違いがよく分かります。

Left: Vivid yellow diamond 1.16 carat. Right: 2.53 carat intense yellow diamond in radiant cut

See the colour difference between "vivid" and "Intense"

左:ビビッドイエローダイヤモンド 1.16カラット

右:2.53カラットのインテンスイエローダイヤモンド。ラディアントカット

色の違いがよく分かります。

The same 2.53 carat intense yellow diamond on my finger. Look at the size of it!  左の写真の石(上の写真の右側)を私の指の上に乗せました。大きい!

The same 2.53 carat intense yellow diamond on my finger. Look at the size of it!

左の写真の石(上の写真の右側)を私の指の上に乗せました。大きい!

1.36 carat round brilliant cut diamond.  ラウンドブリリアント。1.36カラットです

1.36 carat round brilliant cut diamond.

ラウンドブリリアント。1.36カラットです

ということで、総額約12万米ドル(1千350万円)のダイヤモンドな午後でございました。

弊社では、ダイヤモンドのジュエリーはオーダーメイド(特別注文)で伺っています。

Yves Frey Diamonds