Recently returned from California with many colour diamonds, Julian Bartrom’s stock of high-end gems is flusher than it has ever been; we now have a selection of the finest quality black diamonds, and one very rare, fancy pink diamond. In colour stones we have a set of classy blue tourmalines for earrings, a couple of huge designer-cut citrines, some classic cut, fine quality sapphires and emeralds and many other beautiful big gemstones. Already one or two clients have asked for a gemstone to be put aside and we are in the process of designing some unique pieces of jewellery with these stones, which they will to be able to wear for Christmas.
With the completion of the diamond portion of his training, with the Gemmological Institute of America (GIA), Julian is now qualified as a Diamond Graduate. The GIA is renowned for developing the ‘Four C’s’ by which diamonds are graded worldwide; ‘Cut, Colour, Clarity, and Carat weight’. Most diamonds today are accompanied by a GIA certificate, which describes every characteristic of a diamond or gem and helps determine value. Upon completion of the GIA Diploma, Julian will be qualified to grade stones and to verify that a diamond is authentic and matches its certificate.