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    • What is a black diamond? Do black diamond rings exist?

      Black diamonds are amongst the most popular of the colored diamonds. They have gained in popularity over the last few years. The trend is that they are used in engagement rings and the demand for these beautiful gems has increased dramatically. There are several types of black diamonds, albeit not exactly the same. There are natural black diamonds (from the ground), man-made black diamonds and there are treated black diamonds. All are real but there is a vast difference between the different types of black diamonds and if you plan on buying one, you should know that there is also a significant difference in value. Black diamonds (in their natural form), have not remained under the earth's surface as long as normal diamonds would have. They are also more porous than normal diamonds, however, still an extremely strong stone. Natural Black Diamonds are actually quite different than other colored diamonds. They are an impure form of polycrystalline diamond consisting of diamond, graphite, and amorphous carbon. While regular natural colored diamonds receive their color from the impurities that are are present in the ground during the formation process (for example boron causes blue diamonds), black diamonds are similar to white diamonds that have an extremely high amount of inclusions, clusters of graphite inside of them to the point that they simply appear black. Treated black diamonds are regular white diamonds that are usually of extremely low value due to the high amount of inclusions in them. In a way, a more suitable name for these diamonds is colorless treated black diamonds or simply black colored diamonds. Since for the creation of this type of black diamonds, extremely low quality white diamonds with little value are used, these are the cheapest type of black diamonds. Man made, or lab grown, synthetic are not diamonds in the normal sense of the word. These are basically all more or less the same and obviously rarity with these stones is minimal, hereby devaluing the stones.

    • Tanzanite - the beautiful blue gem. What is Tanzanite stone?

      A brief explanation of where the stone originates and properties of Tanzanite Tanzanite is the blue and violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxyl sorosilicate), caused by small amounts of vanadium, belonging to the epidote group. Tanzanite is only found in Tanzania, in a very small mining area approximately 7 km (or 4.3 miles) long and 2 km (1.2 miles) wide) near the Mirerani Hills. Tanzanite is noted for its remarkably strong trichroism (a property, peculiar to certain crystals, of transmitting light of three different colors when viewed from three different directions) appearing alternately blue, violet and burgundy depending on crystal orientation. In its rough state tanzanite is colored a reddish brown to clear, and it requires heat treatment to remove the brownish "veil" and bring out the blue violet of the stone. The gemstone was given the name 'tanzanite' by Tiffany & Co. after Tanzania, the country in which it was discovered. The scientific name of "blue-violet zoisite" was not thought to be consumer friendly enough by Tiffany's marketing department, who introduced it to the market in 1968. In 2002, the American Gem Trade Association chose tanzanite as a December birthstone, the first change to their birthstone list since 1912. What does Tanzanite cost? Have a look at the rough guide below. Unlike diamonds, Tanzanite is graded differently in AAA+, AAA, AAA/AA, AA and lastly A. Compared to diamonds, Tanzanite is significantly more affordable, although the precious stone is and will become rare due to the fact that it can only be found in Tanzania and there is a limited supply of Tanzanite. Would make for a great investment? What people don't know - the healing properties of Tanzanite Physical healing properties of tanzanite include detoxification of the blood, strengthening your immune system and increasing overall vitality. It’s soothing, calming tanzanite powers encourage cell regeneration and healing of skin conditions. The stone also benefits the hair, supporting renewed growth of healthy hair. The cooling, calming, soothing vibrations of tanzanite crystals help relieve headaches and migraines. You will feel the cooling, relaxing sensation on your forehead as soon as you apply the precious gemstone. The emotional healing properties of tanzanite go back to the heart of tanzanite meaning. The beautiful, deep blue tanzanite color is that of truth and sincerity. Tanzanite benefits include a happy energy and enhanced compassion and love for others. It's powers allow you to stop worrying to the point of distraction and mistreatment of yourself and others. Tanzanite properties reduce obsessive tendencies and instil a healthy emotional balance and a feeling of being “centered.” Tanzanite healing properties facilitate truthful thinking and communication. You will find that you can speak your mind but communicate with intelligence and compassion. This is definitely a precious stone which may be undervalued and underestimated. A good buy and a beautiful stone, with exquisite color. Its in our top 5 stones!

    • Give your watch a serious upgrade!

      You go out looking for a watch to suit the outfit. Let's look smooth and impress the larger public audience, right? A decent watch, flaunting money, status and looks could just tip the scales. It's you, over your competitors. Forget the outfit, it's like jewellery for women, just men do it differently...they buy watches...and pens! Now you get standard watches, and then you get, for lack of a better word, "pimped" watches (a new industry trend). What is a watch that has been "pimped", you ask? Well, take the standard version, send it in and it receives a grand overhaul whether its a new watch or old. We are talking diamonds encrusted into the watch face, gem stones, gold, or more gold, platinum, silver, whatever your taste. Pimp it. Can it be done? Hell yeah, of course it can! Didn't think about this one - well, then you need to get in touch with us and soon. The top watches today : well, let's start with Fossil watches for men, simple, inexpensive but packs a punch. Then you have all those big names such as Rado, Breitling, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Bulgari, Hublot, Tissot to name a few. Are they standard? You bought them from the shelf, or ordered online, yes? Then the watch you bought is a standard version, unless you put in a special pre-order request. If you are willing to pay this for a watch, why not really bring it to life with some extra diamonds, gems or metal? Pick your color, there are gem stones to suit every individual. Showcase your good taste in the finer luxuries and your investment! You heard right, your watch will not only retain its value, but if you choose good quality diamonds to be used, your watch becomes an invaluable investment too. Just a thought....mmm...."Pimp my watch"? Sounds good to me Have a look at the top 46 watches today

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    • Diamonds (Investment Grade, at 15% less) | Johannesburg

      diamonds. a lifetime. ​ ​ #mineraltrader The Mineral Group Trader Mineral Trader is a Minerals Beneficiation Group. Our core business is certified, cut and polished diamonds. Activities include Diamond Beneficiation, Franchise opportunities, Sales of Diamonds and precious metals, and high return diamond investments. We are a Group of Companies established and licensed under authority of the South African Diamond Board and Mineral Beneficiation Department of Minerals & Energy to exploit opportunities in the Mineral Industry for Beneficiation Programmes with the view of our people (South Africans) benefiting from these Minerals. Read Mineral Trader's Story (About Us), have a look at our beautiful Jewellery Gallery or browse our freshly updated Diamonds, Gold & Platinum and Jewellery Blog for articles and information. Any Questions? Go to our Frequently Asked Questions page ​ Browse the for articles, video's, photo's, spreadsheets and more... MULTIMEDIA page jewellery agents BECOME AN AGENT diamond brokers BECOME A DIAMOND BROKER What is a diamond broker and a jewellery agent? Anyone can and train online to be either of the two (or both) register ​ A Diamond Broker refers to the role of an individual who acts as an for a buyer and charges the buyer and/or principal a commission for its services. A diamond broker is involved in the - sapphires, ruby's, emeralds etc. agent sales of diamonds and gemstones ​ A Jewellery Agent acts as a party that has express or implied authority to act for another (Mineral Trader Group) so as to bring the principal into contractual relationships with other parties. An agent is obligated to the principal, and (when acting within the scope of authority delegated by the principal) binds the principal with his or her acts. The agent, however, does not have title to the principal's goods in his or her possession, except where agent's lien is applicable. Commissions due as the Diamond Broker above. A jewellery agent is involved in the sales of fine, custom jewellery. Sales of Diamonds, Gemstones, Precious Metals and the finest Jewellery one can buy. Direct from the source. I WOULD LIKE TO BUY CUSTOM JEWELLERY I WOULD LIKE TO BUY DIAMOND/S Mineral Trader Group not only offers Jewellery, but anyone can also purchase diamonds with the view of holding the precious stones. Diamonds always increase in value (have a look at Diamonds as investments) and is like purchasing a property. All of our stones are G.I.A certified. We also offer gemstones - we have many! Head over to our for more info. Products Page ​ Mineral Trader Group offers the very finest Jewellery. Engagement rings, wedding bands, fashion rings - our in-house workshops and facilities allows us to manufacture almost any item. Mineral Trader prides itself in manufacturing the highest quality jewellery and we have one of the top designers in South Africa, to meet your exact requirements. ​ BUILD YOUR OWN ENGAGEMENT RING #mineraltrader mineral trader group companies, associates & partners Be the first to know about Mineral Trader Group's Offerings and Updates Thanks for Submitting What are you interested in? Jewellery Purchasing Diamonds Becoming a Virtual Venture Partner Mineral Trader Investment Offerings Subscribe

    • About the Mineral Trader Group : Diamonds & Precious Metals | Gauteng

      fabulous story Our Executive Summary ​ The Company ​ About Thato Maieane ​ Main Focus ​ Social Objectives ​ Business Objectives ​ Mission Statement ​ Guiding Principles ​ The Value Chain ​ Diamonds as Investments

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