Realising to hold a 3-billion-year-old piece of earth history in our hands lets us be in awe every time.
Diamonds & us
Knowing the history of those special stones, it is nothing but an honour working with diamonds. Realising to hold a 3-billion-year-old piece of earth history in our hands lets us be in awe every time.
That’s also why we prefer working with natural diamonds instead of lab grown diamonds. Many people in the trade say it is exactly the same material and the only difference is the origin. But we think the origin is all that counts. Each and every natural diamond is unique on a molecular level like a fingerprint. No two are alike, easy to be identified with the right instruments.
Lab grown (synthetic) diamonds will lose value as more and more are entering the market. The same happened with lab grown rubies and sapphires. Natural diamonds will not only keep their value, they gain value depending on their quality.
Whenever possible we source our diamonds from Namibia, others from different southern African countries. But for special wishes we are in contact with diamond companies all over the world to source special natural-coloured diamonds, unusual shapes or sizes.Unusual diamonds in special colours or unusual cuts are always lovely to work with. Beautiful is the modified brilliant cut “Namibian sun” from “Hardstone Processing Namibia” or the diamond cuts “context cut” and “spirit cut” from the diamond cutting factory “Freiesleben” in Germany.
Diamonds from Namibia
These alluvial diamonds are thought to have originated from primary kimberlite pipes within the high central plateau in the interior of South Africa (more than 300 miles to the east). Over some 80 million years of geologic time, the diamonds were transported down to the Atlantic Ocean by the Orange and other river systems, and then carried northward along the coast by ocean currents to be deposited either on the shallow ocean bottom or along the coastline.
Why Namibian Diamonds?
Namibian diamonds are conflict free: There are no political conflicts within Namibia. Also, no conflicts with people or animals occur because the diamonds are mined in an area where the sea shore meets the desert and was least.