A guide to emeralds and the 4C’s

London DE is a fully integrated fine jeweller and gemstone dealer, operating at every stage of the supply chain, from mine-to-market. They focus on the finest grade gemstones and coloured gemstones from around the world, including Colombian emeralds, supplying the…

Emerald – the majestic May birthstone

Emeralds are fast becoming one of the most popular gemstones and they are focus in the month of May as its recognised birthstone. Emeralds are a notoriously hazardous stone to cut and polish because they can crack, or cleave, easily. All examples…

From mine-to-market: How to buy coloured gems ethically

Coloured gemstones are the luxury must-have fashion trend, but customers shouldn’t have to choose between fair trade and fair prices, writes London DE’s Phil Spencer. Emerald, sapphire, ruby and other coloured gemstones are enjoying a fashion renaissance. Royalty, movie stars…

Our guide to the perfect emerald engagement ring

From Cleopatra to Angelina Jolie, through Maharajas and Catherine the Great, emerald engagement rings and jewellery have been a must have for celebrity ladies. For many years some of the major high-end jewellers, such as Van Cleef & Arpels, have…