capture your moment | your love story
with Bluefire Diamonds
One of the most memorable milestones in your life calls for an equally distinctive Diamond to recognize the significance of your moment. Your Diamond requires as much careful consideration as you did when you committed to the one you love, or to remind you of that special occasion in your life that you wish to celebrate.
Bluefire Diamonds – your love forever more.
a history of Diamonds...
In 1477, Archduke Maximillian of Austria commissioned the very first diamond engagement ring on record for his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy. Diamonds had previously been reserved for royalty and upper classes due to their incredible beauty and rarity. This famous gesture increased the popularity of diamonds and further confirmed their reputation as one of the most coveted gemstones.
The sentimental Victorian era popularised ornate engagement ring designs which were a mix of diamonds, other gemstones, precious metals and enamels. Often these rings were crafted in the shapes of flowers and were dubbed “posy rings”.
During the Edwardian era, diamond rings were crafted continuing the tradition of pairing diamonds with other gemstones, commonly mounted in creative filigree settings.
In more recent years, Hollywood fell in love with diamonds. Timeless actresses Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe all received diamond engagement rings making them the desired amongst all other gemstone choices. The 1953 cult classic movie, “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”, features the song “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” performed by Marilyn Monroe. This Hollywood connection further increased diamonds into popular culture.
Today Diamonds continue to be the gemstone of choice when it comes to engagement rings. One thing that remains the same, the exchanging of rings is a celebration of a union and a symbol of eternal love.
what are Bluefire Diamonds?
Choosing a treasured piece of jewellery is a decision for life… and for love… A decision we are honoured to support and guide with expert advice so your dreams come true.
What makes a diamond a Bluefire Diamond? The brilliance of a Bluefire Diamond is the result of careful diamond selection, advanced cutting techniques and precisely calculated consistent angles. Bluefire master diamond cutters formulated a method of cutting diamonds that featured 144 glistening facets that act like tiny mirrors, bouncing light within the diamond. After almost two years of testing, Bluefire Diamonds with 144 facets were reported as having 32.2% greater brilliance than a 58 faceted diamond.
Bluefire Diamonds are rare and sought after for their superiority and brilliance. The girdle of your Bluefire Diamond features a laser inscription with a unique identification number.
We take pride in how we select our Bluefire Diamonds. We reject 95% of diamonds presented to us to ensure our Bluefire Diamonds are of unparalleled brilliance.
Celebrate your love story with your captivating Bluefire Diamond.
a little about Diamonds...
Whether you desire the elegance of a solitaire or a constellation of sparkle from multiple diamonds, it is our passion to ensure your dreams are matched with outstanding craftsmanship and exceptional quality.
Diamonds are traditionally graded by the 4Cs, referring to Colour, Clarity, Carat weight and Cut. Of the 4C’s, Cut is the only one we have full control over and is undoubtedly the most important characteristic. A superior cut promises a brilliance like no other.
It is our passion to present to you diamonds of unparalleled brilliance. To achieve this, we not only select diamonds from the quality end of the colour and clarity scale, we also use advanced technology to cut our diamonds with 144 facets rather than 58. This ensures a superlative brilliance that can never be mistaken for just another diamond.
Cut refers to the angles and proportions of a diamond. Cut represents the diamond’s ability to reflect light. A poorly cut diamond will lose light and the diamond has less sparkle. A well Cut diamond results in the light reflecting and refracting from the mirror-like facets inside the diamond until it bursts from the top in an explosion of rainbow colours.
The Round Brilliant 58 Facet Cut.
Your grandmother and mother probably had this diamond. This style of diamond cutting was standardised in the early 1900,s after the invention of the diamond cutting saw. It produced a pleasing appearance and saved excessive weight loss when cutting rough diamond crystals.
The Old Mine Cut.
Your great-great-grand mother may have had this diamond.
Developed in the 1700’s, this brilliant (round) cut has a 'lumpy' appearance with a square-ish shaped outline.
The European Cut.
Your great-grandmother may have had this diamond. An improvement over the Old-Mine cut, this diamond was designed with a circular shape.
The Bluefire Diamond 144 Facet Cut.
You should have this diamond. A superior cut with a 32% greater brilliance and scintillation. This is the latest in diamond cutting today.
Diamonds are graded on a colour scale established by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Colour is scaled from “D” which is colourless (also known as icy winter whites), through the letters of the alphabet to “Z” which is very yellow (also known as warm summer whites).
The most desired diamonds are those that have the least amount of colour. Quite often however, diamonds will have a tine of yellow or brown. Generally, diamond colour can be divided into five categories which are graded under controlled lighting conditions: Colourless, Near Colourless, Faint, Very Light and Light.
Clarity refers to the presence of inclusions within a diamond which are marks of non-crystallised carbon. These are naturally identifying characteristics which have occurred while a diamond was formed in the earth. Some inclusions look like tiny crystals, clouds or feathers.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Clarity scale by using a 10x magnifying loupe. The Clarity scale ranges from IF/F (Internally Flawless) to I1/I (Included).
However, sometimes an inclusion is actually hidden by the design of the ring (the mount) and has very little effect on the beauty of a diamond. However, an inclusion on the middle or top of a diamond couple impact the dispersion of light making the diamond appear less brilliant.
The jewellery industry determines the size of a diamond by weight, measured in carats. Diamonds smaller than a carat are measured using a point system, with every 100 points being equal to 1 carat (e.g. 0.75 carat diamond is also referred to as a 75 point or ¾ carat diamond).
Remember, carat weight does not equal diamond size. The Cut of the diamond could be deep or shallow which will impact on the weight and therefore the Carat.
It is incorrect to think that a 1 Carat diamond costs exactly twice the price of a 0.50 Carat diamond. Larger diamonds are less frequently found in nature, making them rarer.
caring for your Bluefire Diamond
Congratulations on capturing your love story with a Bluefire Diamond.
Though diamonds are extremely hard on the Mohs’ hardness scale, they do need care to keep them at their sparkling best. A clean Bluefire Diamond not only reflects the light better, it can actually make a diamond appear larger. Skin oils, soap, hand sanitizer and cosmetics can dull a Bluefire Diamonds brilliance, as such your Bluefire
Diamond deserves regular cleaning for maximum sparkle.
Remember always keep your Bluefire Diamond separated from your other jewellery in a fabric lined jewellery case.
DIY – DIAMOND BATH
Simply prepare a small bowl of warm suds with any mild liquid detergent (e.g. baby shampoo). Leave your jewellery to soak for approx. 15 minutes which will help loosen any particles that have become lodged behind or around the stones. Transfer to a strainer and rinse under warm running water, rotating your jewellery to ensure all the detergent is removed. As an added precaution ensure the plus is in the basin. Pat dry with a soft, lint free cloth. Don’t be tempted to dry with paper towels, they can scratch the metal of your jewellery.
Once you’ve completed these steps, your Bluefire Diamond should be back to its dazzling best. For the best results, a quick clean once a week will prevent the build-up of oils and other everyday contaminants.
DELUX DIAMOND SPA
Whilst a weekly bath at home is lovely for your Bluefire Diamonds, there is nothing quick like a professional Deluxe Diamond Spa. Your Bluefire Diamond should be professionally cleaned by a diamond specialist. Once a year, a diamond specialist should not only professional clean your Bluefire Diamond, but also check the settings of your jewellery and for any signs of wear.
When caring for your Bluefire Diamond, please follow the below recommendations:
It’s not wise to wear a Bluefire Diamond when doing rough work, doing the dishes etc. Even though Bluefire Diamonds, like all diamonds hard, you can chip a diamond by a hard blow along its grain.
Avoid chlorine bleach as it can pit and discolour the mount and shank of your jewellery piece holding your Bluefire Diamond
Don’t throw your Bluefire Diamond jewellery amongst other jewellery items as it can scratch other jewellery, even other diamonds.
about Bluefire International...
Bluefire International is a family owned Australian business. The Harvey family has been involved in the jewellery trade for around 500 years and in Australia since 1878. We are manufacturers of fine diamond jewellery, Qualified Gemmologists, Valuers and have won international design awards.
Bluefire International have been distributing Bluefire Diamonds since 1975 and are the sole distributors throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands Our factory in Antwerp is a De Beers sight holder, which means that diamonds are sourced in the rough direct from the mines.
We are signatories and compliant with the Kimberley Process and the System of Warranties. You can be assured that all Bluefire Diamonds have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with the United Nations resolutions.
Quality can therefore be controlled at all stages of production ensuring the best quality diamond value for our customers.
Bluefire Diamonds… a decision for life and for love. A decision we are only too happy to support and guide with expert advice.
Bluefire International Pty Ltd
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