Old European Cut - The classic predecessor of the brilliant cut

The modern, round brilliant cut was developed at the beginning of the last century. Until then, the Old European Cut was the most common cut in Europe.

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Buying a diamond necklace or ring? This is how the precious stones are analysed …

Buying a diamond necklace or ring at BAUNAT? With these instruments the quality of the gems is thoroughly examined, by experts the GIA.

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A truly pure diamond ring, thanks to blockchain

Buy a truly pure diamond ring, thanks to blockchain

Looking for a diamond (engagement) ring or necklace that is 100% ethically responsible? Choose BAUNAT or discover the power of blockchain.

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The biggest private diamond collections

What are the biggest private diamond collections?

We show you the largest private diamond collections in the world, who they belong to and which impressive stones they include.

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Buying a gold ring? Discover your precious stone’s origin!

Do you want to buy a gold ring with a beautiful gemstone? And are you interested to know where it is most often found? Discover it's story here.

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making a diamond ring

Which factors influence the diamond buying process?

Do you know what influences you when you wish to buy diamonds? There are several influencing factors, including a few BAUNAT can easily assist you with.

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treated diamonds

Why is it best not to buy treated diamonds?

How are diamonds upgraded? What effect does this have on the quality? BAUNAT will explain why you shouldn't buy treated diamonds.

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The history and grading process of the princess solitaire diamond

The history and grading process of the princess solitaire diamond

Where do princess solitaire diamonds come from and how are they graded? BAUNAT is delighted to share with you their knowledge on all diamond cuts.

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The historic journey of your white gold ring with a brilliant

The historic journey of your white gold ring with a brilliant

How did the diamond cut evolve? Find information at BAUNAT about the route completed by the dull stone in order to become the beautiful white gold ring with a brilliant.

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How the price of diamonds will evolve during the forthcoming years

How is the price of diamonds determined? What are the predictions for the forthcoming years? Learn more about the price of diamonds here.

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Choose the right certified diamond for 100% certain quality

Choose the right certified diamond for 100% certain quality

Would you like to buy a diamond, but you’d also like to be sure you are paying the right price for the right quality? Then make sure you only buy gemstones with a certificate...

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Buying diamonds: why you are best off opting for 100% natural

Buying diamonds: why you are best off opting for 100% natural

There have been counterfeit versions for as long as diamonds have charmed us. And these are now increasingly hard to distinguish from the real thing. But there are still a number...

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Can a piece of my diamond break off?

Where do diamonds get their hardness and resistance from? How can the hardest raw material on earth still get damaged? BAUNAT will provide you with more information about the...

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What is the real story behind the diamond giant De Beers?

De Beers’ eventful history

How did the empire of diamond producer De Beers originate? BAUNAT tells the eventful story of the diamond giant, how it managed to check prices for buying a diamond and how it...

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The perfect gemstone for your engagement ring?

The perfect gemstone for your engagement ring?

What’s the difference between a gemstone and a semi-precious stone? What meaning and symbolism do these stones represent? BAUNAT explains the characteristics of the most...

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What exactly is the onyx with which our diamond cufflinks are inlaid?

What exactly is the onyx with which our diamond cufflinks are inlaid?

What exactly is the onyx that finishes diamond cufflinks? When should I wear them? Discover everything you need to know about onyx at BAUNAT.

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Why should I keep my jewels and diamonds away from beauty products?

Why should I keep my jewels and diamonds away from beauty products?

What effects can make-up have on jewels and diamonds? How can I protect them? Diamond jewellery is a tasteful addition to every outfit as well a great investment in and off its...

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How clear does my diamond have to be?

How clear does my diamond have to be?

Which factors determine the price of a diamond? How do I interpret the certificate of the diamond? Get more information from BAUNAT.

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Why buy her engagement ring online?

Why buy her engagement ring online?

How much do you spend on an engagement ring? What’s the best moment to make your choice? Discover the advantages of online shopping.

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 The beauty & ongoing popularity of princess cut diamonds

The beauty & ongoing popularity of princess cut diamonds

Have you ever considered a princess cut engagement ring? BAUNAT has a great selection at competitive prices on its extensive online catalogue.

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3 original ways to make your ring unique

3 original ways to make your ring unique

What are the best ways to customise your ring? BAUNAT and its team of specialists offers a great tailor made and customisation service

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Can your engagement ring with diamond crack?

Can your engagement ring with diamond crack?

Diamond is the hardest material. But that does not mean that your engagement ring with diamond is resistant to everything. Follow the tips from BAUNAT.

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The tests to find out if a diamond is real or not

How can I know if my diamond is real or fake?

What should I do if I doubt whether my diamond is real or fake? There are a few simple tricks to figure that out. BAUNAT explains it fully.

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From a natural wonder to diamond earrings

From a natural wonder to diamond earrings

Diamonds have quite a long road to travel before they are sold as diamond earrings. Travel with BAUNAT to the deepest layers of earth and to space.

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Did you know that diamonds can actually chip?

Did you know that diamonds can actually chip?

Diamonds are the hardest gemstone known to man but they can chip - important information to share in the framework of BAUNAT’s knowledge sharing

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The ideal precious stone for an engagement ring

The ideal precious stone for an engagement ring

Discover which precious stone you can choose for an engagement ring…

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Buy diamond: the importance of symmetry

Buy diamond: the importance of symmetry

When buying a diamond, the symmetry is very important. At BAUNAT we have an extensive collection diamond jewels. We gladly assist you.

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Tip: the engagement ring with a pear-shaped diamond

A pear-shaped diamond looks very elegant and exudes a certain extravagance. Ideal for women who want that little bit more. Unfortunately, not many people think of this diamond...

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What determines the price of a diamond?

What determines the price of a diamond?

Diamonds have a high price tag because of their rarity. However, few know how the price of a diamond is determined. BAUNAT will gladly inform you about this.

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Buying a diamond: size vs. quality

Buying a diamond: size vs. quality

When buying a diamond, the size and quality are determining factors. At BAUNAT, we would love to assist you with this choice.

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Pure beauty: brilliant diamond rings

Pure beauty: brilliant diamond rings

Brilliant rings have a natural beauty which is almost unrivaled. At BAUNAT we have an extensive collection of diamond rings.

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An engagement ring with a European cut diamond

A European cut diamond is a nice alternative, even though it is not easy to purchase an engagement ring with this antique shape. If you are planning to purchase an engagement...

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The origin of a ring with coloured diamonds

The origin of a ring with coloured diamonds

A ring with coloured diamonds are a beautiful alternative to traditional colourless diamonds. But how are these coloured diamonds formed?

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Tip: an engagement ring with a cushion cut diamond

We see that there is a ‘new’ diamond shape that is gaining popularity these days, the cushion cut. It is an elegant shape that makes a woman’s heart beat faster, thanks to...

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Ways to save money on an engagement ring

For a beautiful engagement ring you have to go to BAUNAT. We have an extensive collection of beautiful diamond rings for the best possible price.

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Buying a diamond: which characteristic do you find the most important?

You don’t buy a diamond every day. The purchase depends on a number of factors: the price tag is usually the most important, but other aspects such as brilliance, shape and size...

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Tip: a solitaire ring with a radiant cut

Tip: a solitaire ring with a radiant cut

When buying a solitaire ring, few people think of a radiant cut. However, this shape looks very elegant and extravagant. So time to put the radiant cut diamond in the spotlight.

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The engagement ring with a heart-shaped diamond

The engagement ring with a heart-shaped diamond

The heart is the ultimate symbol of love. The heart-shaped diamond is considered the most romantic of all diamond shapes. If you want to propose to the love of your life with a...

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A solitaire ring: go for the Asscher cut diamond

Traditionally people go for a solitaire ring set with a brilliant cut or a princess cut, currently the two most popular diamonds cuts. Few people consider the Asscher cut. Maar...

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Engagement rings: pick the right diamond

Engagement rings: pick the right diamond

There is a tremendous amount of diamond engagement rings you can choose from and you will certainly find a ring you can propose with.

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Tip: the engagement ring with an oval diamond

An oval diamond is a nice alternative to the more classic brilliant cut, but still has a timeless appearance. Here are the advantages of this playful and fun diamond shape:

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Unusual engagement rings: set with Tycoon cut diamonds

We all know the standard fancy shapes that have existed for many years and that are based on brilliant and step cuts such as the heart, oval, pear, cushion and princess. And since...

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Light and brilliance: which is your solitaire ring?

Light and brilliance: which is your solitaire ring?

How does light affects your opinion when purchasing a solitaire ring?

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Two famous auction houses influencing diamond prices

Which big players influence diamond prices?

How do diamond prices evolve? Which big players in the diamond market influence these prices? BAUNAT introduces them.

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Fire, brilliance and scintillation influence on diamond prices?

Fire, brilliance and scintillation influence on diamond prices?

Fire, brilliance, scintillation. Three essential terms that describe what a person sees when looking at a diamond. Together, they form what we would call the overall cut appearance...

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5 steps from a rough diamond to your engagement ring

5 steps from a rough diamond to your engagement ring

The journey of a diamond from the moment it is unearthed until it lands into your engagement ring is quite long and quite a few steps need to be considered. We will delve more...

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Playing with diamond prices by opting for an antique cut

How do you play with diamond prices by choosing different cuts? The antique cut is less expensive but just as stunning. BAUNAT explains why.

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Does the size of the girdle matter in a solitaire ring?

Does the size of the girdle matter in a solitaire ring?

Talking about the part that runs around the diamond and marks its width: the girdle. We also will delve into how its size may affect or not the setting of a diamond in a solitaire...

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How may the size of the culet influence your diamond purchase?

Here we shall delve into a part called the culet, this tiny little part at the tip of a diamond which may even seem irrelevant to some but can play an important role for several...

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Diamond symmetry and diamond prices

Diamond symmetry and diamond prices

Talking about the overall symmetry of a diamond and its importance in the appearance but also the diamond’s price.

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Depth of a diamond and how to choose your diamond ring

Depth of a diamond and how to choose your diamond ring

It is important to understand why each part of a diamond has been made in a particular way in order to achieve the perfect round brilliant cut diamond.

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A fancy cut for your engagement ring: focus on cabochons

A fancy cut for your engagement ring: focus on cabochons

There are a variety of cuts to choose from nowadays, that have varied considerably since the very first experimental cuts that were made by the very first diamond cutters, to the...

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Discovering moissanite and its use in diamond rings

Discovering moissanite and its use in diamond rings

Moissanite has been for many years the main diamond simulate that is lab grown and that presents the closest characteristics to a diamond, making it therefore a very good “fake...

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The unusual story of De Beers Company controlling diamond prices

How Cecil Rhodes created a new business model It was an English man, Cecil Rhodes, who travelled to South Africa (SA) to make business as he heard of the diamond rush taking...

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What is a diamond loupe and when to use it?

When spontaneously thinking of a magnification device - a loupe, one sometimes imagines the loupes our grandparents used to read small prints and newspapers or the ones used by...

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Fancy cuts: shopping for a Marquise

Fancy cuts: shopping for a Marquise

When shopping for a solitaire ring, a couple of ideas that first come to mind in terms of shape of the diamond are for example: round, princess and maybe cushion. Round cuts are...

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Buying an engagement ring, the marquise cut diamond

Men who buy an engagement ring for their beloved, rarely choose a marquise cut diamond, also called navette. It is one of the least popular diamond shapes. Are you planning to buy...

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Blue diamond at a brilliant price

Blue diamond at a brilliant price

Coloured diamonds are very popular for a while now. Besides pink diamonds, the blue diamond is currently sought after. Blue diamonds are expensive and only a few can pay the...

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A solitaire ring: don’t underestimate the importance of the diamond cut

A solitaire ring: don’t underestimate the importance of the diamond cut

The cut is in fact responsible for the brilliance. Thus, a good cut can give a diamond of lower quality a stunning look. We at BAUNAT strive for perfection and only use diamonds of...

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Buying a diamond: the cushion cut brilliant

Buying a diamond: the cushion cut brilliant

The cushion cut brilliant is an antique form and very popular with women for more than a century. A classic round brilliant has a nice sheen, but cushion cut diamonds shine even...

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Buying Diamonds & Ethical Jewellery: the Supply Chain

The consumer is looking at purchasing a high value item with a strong emotional appeal and therefore a controlled supply chain is crucial in building and maintaining this trust. We...

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Which rare gemstone should I choose for her engagement ring?

Which gem should I choose for her engagement ring? What makes that stone so special? BAUNAT reveals the meaning of different gemstones.

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Tip: add gems to a diamond ring

Tip: add gems to a diamond ring

A ring with diamonds usually has a classic look, but for those who want a little more extravagance, colored gems can be added. If you opt for gems, we will recommend rubies,...

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Buy a diamond online: a good choice!

Buy a diamond online: a good choice!

It may not be evident to buy a diamond online, but it has quite a few benefits. Online you have a lot more choice and much better prices. Ultimately it is just very easy make a...

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buying diamonds

Buying a diamond: price increase from 2016

From this year on, the price of a diamond will rise yearly with about 6 percent, and this until 2020. Buying a diamond as an investment or set in a beautiful piece of jewellery, is...

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An antique diamond for a brilliant price

An antique diamond for a brilliant price

Both the modern brilliant and the antique diamond have 57 facets, however in terms of shape and placement they each have their own personality. Due to the fact that vintage...

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buy diamonds online

Good reasons to buy diamonds online

By buying diamond jewelry online, you can buy a piece of jewelry at the best price / quality ratio, while enjoying a wide selection of products as well as personalized service. The...

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Cutting a diamond

Cutting a diamond

Diamond cutting is the step in the production process that turns a rough diamond into a sparkling gem. Looking for a beautiful diamond? Contact the experts of BAUNAT.

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What to know about enhanced diamonds?

Warning! Treated diamonds…

When choosing a diamond, choose 100% natural diamonds. Enhanced diamonds entail a compromise, read about it here.

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The Kimberley-Process

The Kimberley Process

More information here on the Kimberley Process and conflict free diamonds.

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Buying diamond jewellery? Know your colours!

Which colours can a diamond have? Which of these colours are most common and which colours are the rarest? BAUNAT will explain how a diamond gets its colour and why it’s easier...

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Diamond, the most prestigious stone in the world

Why does diamond remain the most prestigious stone in the world?

Why does the diamond remain the most prestigious stone in the world? Find more information about its origin, its characteristics and usefulness here.

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Diamond : which shape to choose for your jewel?

Round diamonds are by far the most popular but other shapes such as princess, marquise and cushion cut have started a new trend. Discover all classic diamond shapes here.

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The princess cut

The princess cut

Classic or rather modern, no matter what style you choose, an engagement ring set with a princess cut diamond never fails to give a Royal touch. Of course, at BAUNAT, you are at...

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The Brilliant Cut

The briliant cut

Who doesn’t dream of an engagement ring with brilliant? Take your pick from a plentitude of choice within the BAUNAT collection of engagement rings with a beautiful round,...

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A yellow diamond beset white small white diamonds

Yellow diamonds

Coloured diamonds are trending like never before. Find out about yellow and pink diamonds and the possibilities for the colourful jewel of your dreams.

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What is the rule of the 4C’s?

Classification of diamonds: what is the rule of the 4C’s?

The 4C’s are criteria that allow gemmologists to evaluate a fine stone or a gemstone for example a diamond. The 4 stands for the number of criteria en the letter C is a...

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origin blue diamond

How does a diamond get its blue color?

A blue diamond is the Holy Grail of every woman and jeweler. Find out here how the mythical blue diamonds get their characteristic color.

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How to recognize a real diamond!

Some gems are so similar to one another that it can sometimes be hard to tell them apart. However, it is easy to determine whether a particular stone is semi-precious or precious...

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Diamond jewellery: how do you know whether they are real or fake?

How do I know for sure that I am buying real diamonds?

How do false diamonds differ from real ones? How can I see whether I am buying real diamonds? Discover the authenticity of your diamond with BAUNAT.

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Rough diamonds

Scientists believe diamonds provide clues as to earth's formation

An analysis of inclusions in diamonds is enabling scientists to better understand the process of plate tectonics and clues as to how the Earth's continental plates...

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