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Join us in our new series that explores the history of important diamond cuts

Pala Diamond Co. is a family run business with five generations of heritage in the trade, so it’s natural we feel an affinity for the history of diamond cutting. Because of this, we’ve decided to share a series of articles that discuss the birth and evolution of various stone cuts, including many of the styles […]

The Coronation of King Charles III

After the death of Queen Elizabeth, we wish to mark the coronation of King Charles III. King Charles III ascended to the throne on the 6th of May 2023 as head of the House of Windsor, succeeding his late mother, Elizabeth II.   Born Charles Philip Arthur George on the 14th of November 1948, he […]

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How To Choose Quality Diamonds For Your Jewellery Design

Dear Reader, This editorial is about choosing high-quality diamonds for jewellery designs. When working with diamonds, jewellers and jewellery designers will spend many hours researching, sketching and creating the precious metal setting. Using low-quality diamonds can leave even a well-designed piece falling flat, so it is important to know what to look for when you […]

The most influential diamond cutters throughout the ages

Today’s most popular diamond cut is the round brilliant and if we analyse the history of its complex shape, we can find many stories of how we’ve arrived at this beautiful and intricate design. We wouldn’t have the round brilliant without an evolution of cutting techniques and the scramble for new styles to suit new […]

The 7 Biggest Global Diamond Suppliers and Traders

Diamonds are a hugely valued resource all around the world, with the global diamond mining market size valued at an estimated USD 551.9 billion in 2022. Mining companies operating in almost every continent employ thousands, who cut open rocks deep underground to search for these rare and beautiful stones. The diamonds are then valued, sorted […]

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History of The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

The Jewellery Quarter is an historic neighbourhood located in the heart of Birmingham, England. The area has a rich history dating back to the 18th Century and has played a significant role in the development of the UK’s jewellery industry. In the late 1700s, Birmingham emerged as a major centre of jewellery manufacturing in England, […]

The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom and their gemstones

Traditionally, crown jewels are symbols of wealth, power and favour: wealth due to their value; power because traditionally they were exclusively worn by heads of state; and favour because their priceless stones are often gifts from foreign statesmen. While many countries have moved from monarchy to parliamentary democracy, the tradition of crown jewels continues and […]

The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is with regret that Pala Diamond Co. mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose reign lasted 70 years and impacted several generations both at home and abroad.   Elizabeth II was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on the 21st of April 1926 to the Duke and Duchess of York. She became heir […]

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Living with Covid – New Guidelines

To summarise current changes regarding Covid guidelines:   There is now no legal obligation to self-isolate after a positive Covid test. However, both self-isolation and regular testing may be best practice, depending on the situation.   Free Covid testing has ended although some vulnerable groups still qualify for free symptomatic testing.   Employers have a […]

Pala joins the National Association of Jewellers

The diamond trade relies in the international supply chain, and any international business will operate in a range of jurisdictions. Due to this, membership of international organisations is vital in efforts to ensure ethics and consistent best practice from mining to point of sale. Acknowledging the above, Pala Diamond Co. are delighted to announce that […]

Pala renews membership with Antwerp Diamond Club

Pala Renews membership to ADC   As an ethical retailer of diamonds, our product is about more than just high-quality diamonds treated to specific tolerances; it is a promise that our diamonds were not involved in conflict, worker exploitation or other bad practices. And, to the best of our efforts, that promise is kept throughout […]

Pala renews membership with RJC

After a successful audit with the Société Générale de Surveillance, Pala Diamond Co. has been awarded certification status with the RJC (Responsible Jewellery Council). We passed without even minor non-conformances due to the high standards of our practice.   “Over the last couple of years, the global economic climate has shifted considerably as we learn […]