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Diamonds

With La Vivion's Diamond blog, you can learn about a diamond’s key characteristics, the detailed classification system, and what to look for when choosing a diamond.
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by La Vivion on 08th September , 2015

The History of Diamonds

Diamonds have quite a history behind them. These precious stones were first discovered in India, 800 BC.   After diamonds had been discovered, their strength and durability were seen as a valuable feature which made the stone useful in more ways than one. They were extensively used a

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by La Vivion on 14th August , 2015

The 4 C’s In Detail: Diamond Carat

One of the most important factors to consider when buying diamonds is their carats (ct). A carat is used to measure a diamond’s weight. However, in most cases it will not reflect the gemstone size accurately. In order to evaluate its weight it is viewed from the top, as this is how the diamond

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by La Vivion on 24th July , 2015

The 4 C’s In Detail: Cut | Diamonds

Diamonds come in a variety of shapes and colours. What should you look out for when choosing a diamond in terms of shape?   TheMost Commonly Used Shapes In Diamonds   Round – this is called the classic cut, as the majority of diamonds sold in the world are round in shape. The dep

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by La Vivion on 02nd March , 2015

New Website Coming Soon

Welcome to La Vivion, where you will find some of the most beautiful diamonds in the world.   The story of La Vivion began in 1668, when the company has been established. Our experience, gathered over the centuries, allows us to offer you a fantastic collection of jewellery including

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by La Vivion on 03rd July , 2014

How important is diameter when buying loose diamonds?

Loose diamonds have been popular for centuries. They were first sold by traders throughout Western Europe in the 13th century, gaining popularity thanks to the work of Venetian stone cutters. By the 17th century it was seen as a sign of immense wealth and prosperity if you owned diamonds. &

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by La Vivion on 02nd July , 2014

How important is the certification date for GIA diamonds?

GIA – the Geological Institute of America - is an institute that is the leading authority on all kinds of gemstones including diamonds, coloured stones and pearls. At La Vivion, we have a brilliant collection of GIA diamonds that have been graded to meet their standards. But how important is

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Posted in Diamonds
by La Vivion on 10th October , 2013

The 4 Cs In Detail: Clarity | Diamonds

Finding the ideal gemstone for jewellery can be challenging. If you are on the lookout for the perfect gemstone, it is important to have an understanding of diamond clarity. What are the most important aspects when it comes to the clarity of gemstones?   The Formation Of Diamonds  

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by La Vivion on 01st October , 2013

The 4 C's In Detail: Colour

It is often said that the best diamonds are clear, or colourless. However, there are an amazing variety of naturally occurring colours in diamonds that hold an incredible beauty. Coloured natural gemstones get their hues from trace minerals and elements which come into play when the stones a

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by La Vivion on 03rd September , 2013

How Diamonds Are Graded

Diamonds are graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the American Gem Society Laboratories (AGSL). Grading precious gemstones and diamonds, these laboratories are two of the most respected and prestigious institutions in the world. Comparing diamonds graded by these two diffe

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by La Vivion on 02nd September , 2013

Diamond Origin Certification

Diamonds provide charming beauty beyond compare, but a diamond has to posses many certifications in order to carry value. How can you judge a diamond’s value, and which certifications matter the most?   What Is Diamond Certification?   The diamond certificate, also known as a di

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