For every 10,000 gem-quality diamonds found, only one possesses brilliant and coveted colour. Captivating and enigmatic, blue diamonds are considered the rarest of them all. A fabulous fluke of nature, a blue diamond is produced by the random presence of the atomic lattice-bound trace element boron within the stone’s carbon structure during its formation deep in the earth’s core.
The earliest known blue diamond came from the legendary Kollur mine in the Golconda, a region
Those that believe ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ must surely have overlooked the exquisite emerald. This gorgeous, green gemstone is considered by many to possess positive mythical, physical and psychological properties. Like its carbon companion, it is defined by characteristics such as clarity, cut, colour and carat, and costs range from $50 to more than $15,000. Emeralds originate in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Brazil but most commonly hail from Colombia. In fact, some repo