Simply put, diamonds are the kings of gemstones. Diamond is the birthstone for April, is nature's hardest material and has a unique place in world history.

Jewellery Torch

For the next entry in our series on Tools of the Trade we'll look at the jewellery torch. A jeweller's torch is a key tool for any metalsmith or bench jeweller.

Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond, referred to by many as the most famous diamond in the world, is not only beautiful, but also carries a very unique and storied history.


Amethysts are beautiful gemstones with a rich history, and amethyst can also boast the claim of being the birthstone for February.

De Beers Millennium Jewel 4

Sotheby’s is about to auction off this 10.10 carat blue diamond, the De Beers Millennium Jewel 4, in Hong Kong.