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What is a Diamond Certificate and what does in include?

What is a Diamond Certificate and what does in include?

A Diamond Certificate is a “system” of “fingerprint” of a diamond,
it offers all particulars about the diamond you are buying. No two
diamonds have the exact same traits. This certificate is an
unbiased evaluation by a 3rd celebration.

A Diamond Certificate consists of the subsequent info about the Diamond:

one) Certification Physique

two) Condition of Diamond

three) Day of Problem

four) Measurements of the Stone in mm

five) Carat Excess weight

six) Color Quality

seven) Purity В Grade

eight) Cut Quality

nine) Fluorescence

ten) Polish &amp Symmetry Grades

Diamond CertificateThere are a number of Certification Bodies, GIA, HRD, IGI, EGL, AGS, DGL,
and so on. All bodies have various grading requirements and costs can differ
based on who certifies.

Bear in thoughts that an appraisal is entirely various from a
certificate. If there is a financial worth on the report, this is an
appraisal and not a certificate. An appraisal is not unbiased
unless of course it is carried out by an unbiased valuation business.


Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings

Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings

Historically diamonds are used as the center stone for engagement rings in Ireland, but there are some ladies out there who much prefer non diamond engagement rings and choose other gemstones. After diamonds, the blue sapphire has been the most popular choice by women for the center stone of their non diamond engagement rings and the reason for this may be because the history behind the blue sapphire runs as deep as its warm blue color.

Angaras-Blue-Sapphire-Quality-Comparison-ChartIt is believed that the ten commandments were originally scribed in sapphire because the sapphire is one of the hardest gemstones. If a women prefers non diamond engagement rings, she may be drawn to the blue sapphire not only because of its color, but also for its Diamonds, of course, are the hardest gemstone, and this helps them in their lifelong wear, but sapphires are almost as hard which makes them an excellent choice for an engagement ring. Every gemstone has a symbolization that is attached to it and women have chosen blue sapphires for non diamond engagement rings since they symbolize faithfulness and sincerity.

The blue sapphire has a lot to offer in color in non diamond engagement rings, engagement ring settings, and wedding bands. Any person that browses online for new styles of non diamond engagement rings and traditional engagement rings will find that the blue sapphire is taking the centre stage in both categories of engagement rings. An awesome choice for any style of ring as a stand alone gemstone or as a combination with diamonds, the blue sapphire truly has a lot to offer.

Unlike diamonds, there is no standard grading system for colored gems and thus grading systems are to be used as a guide.  The most important characteristic when determining a sapphire’s price and rarity is its inherent color grade. The best color for a natural blue sapphire is a deep intense royal blue. These are considered AAAA quality and are the most valuable and rare. Second would be a medium rich blue color graded at AAA quality. Blue sapphires with a slightly gray tinge would be considered a AA quality and finally a very dark and opaque blue sapphire is considered an A quality grade and thus the cheapest.

Origin of Sapphires

blue-sapphire-engagement-rings-scallop-setDepending on where on earth the sapphire has been mined from, affects its value enormously.  Most sapphires come from Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon. Kashmir has been known to produce some of the most valuable and magnificent sapphires that are intense blue in color with a hint of violet.  Experts opine that the lavish color of Kashmir sapphire does not change hue under artificial light.  Australia is another significant source of sapphires that are particularly deep velvety blue and dark inky in appearance.  Sapphires from Burma (Myanmar) come close to Kashmir sapphires in color tones.  Some more recently discovered sources of sapphires are Madagascar, Brazil, Tanzania and Cambodia.

blue-sapphire-yellow-gold-engagement-ring-kate-middleton-styleVoltaire Diamonds specialise in the finest blue sapphires, we have a large collection of engagement rings incorporating blue sapphires.


Milliner Philip Treacy is Teaming up with Voltaire Diamonds to Design an Engagement Ring Assortment

Milliner Philip Treacy is Teaming up with Voltaire Diamonds to Design an Engagement Ring Assortment

World Famous Milliner Philip Treacy to Design Engagement Ring Collection for Voltaire Diamonds.

Dublin, Ireland London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
This week in news, individuals will see Philip Treacy teaming up with Voltaire Diamonds in order to design an engagement ring collection. This special engagement ring collection will be sold by the one and only VoltaireDiamonds. Philip Treachy is the world’s most visionary milliner.
This will be an exclusive collection of individual diamond engagement rings that will come with matching wedding bands. They are being designed by Philip Treacy and created by craftsman.
This exclusive collection of engagement rings will officially launch in early 2013 (just in time for Valentine’s Day). Each one of the rings will come with their very own stylish presentation box.
Each set of the rings can be purchased separately. The rings will reflect the emotional commitment involved in engagement and marriage. They are working hard to make sure the rings represent emotional symbols of love.
Individuals can make appointments in order to view the exclusive design drawings for the Voltaire Diamonds Philip Treacy Collection. Those individuals who wish to own one of these beautiful first edition rings can reserve them in advance. The number of limited edition collection will only be available in the UK and Ireland. Further details will be posted on the company website:
Voltaire Diamonds are engagement ring specialists. Seamus Fahy started Voltaire Diamonds back in 2006. They create diamond rings and beautiful jewelry pieces. Seamus Fahy is a former commodities and oil trader. Mr. Fahy turned to gemstones and precious metals when he first established his growing bespoke business.
The new design collaboration with Philip Treacy will add to the special design cachet that Volataire brand offers. Volataire Diamonds offers it all, from Engagement rings London to Engagement rings Dublin and even Engagement Rings Ireland.
About Volataire Diamonds

Volataire Diamonds was founded in 2006 by Seamus Fahy. Philip Treacy is teaming up with Volataire Diamonds to design an exclusive engagement ring collection.
Seamus Fahy
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Séamus Fahy: “The recession suits me perfectly”

Séamus Fahy: “The recession suits me perfectly”


Séamus Fahy: “The recession suits me perfectly; more and more people are looking for value for money now.”

Séamus Fahy – founder of Voltaire Diamonds

What is the most unique thing about your business?

Voltaire Diamonds is all done by appointment. I don’t have a jewellery shop, therefore I don’t have the overheads of a jewellery shop. It’s a nice environment, you’re getting top quality product at very competitive prices.

A lot of my clients say they’re intimidated by jewellery shops. But you come in here and it’s relaxed, there’s no pressure on people and there’s no pushy sales techniques. We design the rings, but you can add your personal stamp if you want.

What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made in business?

On day one, I should have set up with a website so it was geared up with search engine optimisation. I didn’t do that. So for the first two years I would have been on the third page of search results when you Googled engagement rings. Nobody goes to page three; very few people go beyond the first three or four on page one.

About a year and half ago, I redesigned the website and made it SEO optimised. Now I’m at the top of page one. All of a sudden my business jumped. But if I had been at the top of page one from the beginning, I might have struggled to deal with all the business.

What has been your major success to date?

 Still being in business four years later. Since I set up the business a lot of jewellery shops have closed.

I opened a London office four or five months ago. I was finding through Google Analytics that my business was getting a lot of hits in London. A lot of people are leaving Ireland now – people in the engagement ring phase of their life tend to be moving to London. The younger ones are off to Canada and Australia. Sales in London are starting to grow.

The recession suits me perfectly; more and more people are looking for value for money now. I set up in late 2007. All my friends thought I was nuts, but at the time I didn’t know the recession was about to come.

Right at the very start I managed to get great write-ups on the likes of and Weddings Online. The online forums are huge for me business, as is Facebook. My competitors haven’t copped on to that. Half of them don’t have a Facebook page, or if they do I haven’t seen it. There are around 18,000 fans of Voltaire on Facebook.

With a jewellery shop, they rely on people walking past and calling in. I don’t have that. Reputation is everything.

You still get people saying they’re off to Antwerp or New York to buy engagement rings, but I guarantee to beat those prices. You are sitting in New York and Antwerp here. The international price of diamonds is the price – there is no difference. We’re all buying at very similar prices.

People think they can get better deals abroad, but they can’t.

Who would you admire most in business and why?

It’s probably Michael O’Leary for his no-nonsense approach.

What piece of advice would you give to the Government to stimulate the economy?

Try to reduce VAT rates for labour intensive businesses. I know they’ve done it for the tourism industry, but maybe there are other industries out there they could do it for.

What would you say has been your biggest challenge?

Initially when I set up the business, it was getting suppliers to actually take me seriously. I visited wholesale suppliers in Antwerp and London. Without a website, without the qualification from the GIA , no one took me seriously. I studied gemology with the GIA in London to get that level of credibility.

The diamond business is all about trust. At the start everything was prepaid, now it’s all about credit. If I let down one supplier, it’s a very close-knit community – they all know each other.

How do you see the short-term future of your business?

I plan on expanding here in Ireland. I’ll get bigger, permanent offices, and two or three salespeople. The business has grown significantly, and I’m in discussions with a leading Irish designer to design a range of rings. I want to bring it to the next level, make it a global brand. I asked for feedback on the Facebook site what designer people would like to see us work with and got about 150 replies… (Read whole article here)