15 Fun Facts About Sapphire - The September Birthstone That You Probably Didn't Know

By Paul Chung. 26/09/19

Virgo season is on! Let us learn a bit more about the precious gemstone that could be a perfect gift for the September babies:

1. Popularity That Spans Thousands of Years

Sapphires have been famous for thousands and thousands of years as precious gemstones in ancient Persia, Roman Empire and throughout the Middle Ages.

2. Colours of the Rainbow

When you think of the colour of a sapphire, you come think of the deep blue skies or the ocean. However, sapphires occur in a lot more colour than you would think. Sapphire gemstones occur in nature in almost every colour of the rainbow- peach, pink, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, purple etc. Red Sapphire gemstones are more famously known as rubies.


Eight Factors That Affect the Price of Diamonds Beyond 4 C’s

By Paul Chung. 26/09/19

When it comes to diamonds, it's more than meets the eyes. When looking to buy a diamond, great care must be taken to consider various factors that make the diamond worth its price. The most common being the Four C’s of a diamond- Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight. However, there are several other details that require attention before making a purchase. At Diamond Story, we understand the joy of buying that very special diamond ring or necklace and we want to make sure you make the right choice.

Here’s an additional list of EIGHT things to consider before buying your diamonds, beyond just 4Cs:


Why is the Cut So Important in A Diamond?

By Paul Chung. 26/09/19

Ever researched about what gives diamond it’s value? The most common term you will come across is the 4 C’s of the diamond. One of the C’s is the cut. A cut can have a significant impact on the look, appeal and the value of a diamond. But what does “cut” even mean in the context of diamonds? At Diamond Story, we understand how important it is to get your first or even the hundredth diamond right. And we’re here to help. Here’s our detailed guide that answers the top THREE queries regarding the cut of a diamond, so you can make an informed decision.


What Makes Diamonds So Expensive?

By Paul Chung. 30/08/19

There are a lot of stories behind the expensive nature of diamonds. Let us take you through ours.

Diamonds, in nature, are elegant and soulfully appealing gemstones. They were discovered centuries ago, known to be an enduring symbol of power, love, and wealth. Only the royals of the past were using it to embellish their crowns and jewelry. These are widely admired for their brilliance and strength. 

So, what is it about them now, that makes them so sought after, desirable and expensive?


TRS Claims

By Paul Chung. 17/06/19

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We often get asked how one can claim back the GST through the TRS scheme.

While you are able to lodge a TRS claim, there are certain conditions you must meet in order to get approved.

Below are the main points that you will need to remember if you are considering a TRS claim.


Current Swiss Watch Industry

By Paul Chung 10/7/19

Like most men I have had a fascination with watches from an early age. 

From the simple, like Swatch, to the luxury, like Patek Philip, watches for me have been not just a timekeeping piece but a statement.

Whether its a classic steel band watch with a sweeping second hand and a date window, a fashionable bronze or green coloured divers watch, a classic sports chronograph or a complex toubillon, there is a watch for every taste and budget. 


Why are Diamonds loved by Women all over the world?

An small opinion piece by Jenny Park, 22nd July 2019

Diamonds are known as the King of Jewels and the Birthstone of April. Diamonds are jewels that symbolize April. There is a saying that ‘Diamonds are a way into a womans heart', as this is a jewel that captures the hearts of women! So why do so many women love diamonds?


A Small Opinion Piece on Buying a Diamond

By Aaron Tang 25/7/19.

Most consumers consider buying a diamond as one of the biggest purchases in their life. The fact that it symbolizes their commitment to one person and the fact that in most cases a substantial portion of their savings will be spent on buying a ring, makes purchasing a diamond one of the most important decisions.

Many a time, a diamond with good specs can cost as much as a car, and like a car the higher the specs, the pricier it gets.


The Best Diamond Ring Design? 

An opinion piece by Jenny Park 30/7/19

When talking about diamonds and diamond rings, there are two colored boxes that women all around the world are enthusiastic about.

One is the blue box of Tiffany, and the other is the red box of Cartier. Let's have a look at the best diamond rings by both.

Tiffany - Since its founding in 1837, the Tiffany solitaire design has become a symbol of Tiffany.


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