The Rock

Hermitage Diamonds set in Platinum

Square Emerald

From the popularity of the 1920s Art Deco period, the timeless elegance of the Emerald cut diamond still appeals today. Rectangular in shape with the corners removed, the Emerald cut is a step cut. It consists of a series of linear trapezoid facets, as steps on the pavilion and on the crown, stepping down from […]

Shape

Square Emerald Cut. From the popularity of the 1920s Art Deco period, the timeless elegance of the Emerald cut diamond still appeals today.Rectangular in shape with the corners removed, the Emerald cut is a step cut. It consists of a series of linear trapezoid facets, as steps on the pavilion and on the crown, stepping […]

Platinum

Platinum, like gold, has a long and distinguished history. Its use began in antiquity and it has undergone a resurgence in popularity over the last 200 years. Platinum was held in high esteem during early Egyptian times. Native people in South and Central America worked it as early as 100 B.C. The appeal of platinum […]

Silver

Silver is one of the first metals to be used by humans. It may have been the first metal smelted from ore. The art of silver working dates back to the ancient Byzantine, Phoenician and Egyptian empires, where silver was forged into domestic utensils, jewelry, buttons, weapons, horse trappings, boxes, and other articles. The finish […]

Gold

Gold’s purity is measured in karats. The term “karat” harks back to the ancient bazaars where “carob” beans were used to weigh precious metals. 24 karat is pure gold, but its purity means it is more expensive and less durable than gold that is alloyed with other metals. Different alloys are used in jewelry for […]

Makers Mark

The Makers Mark is always a distinctive device which is the signature of the Maker. As a member of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia, Origene jewellery carries the assurance of quality, workmanship and integrity. The Guild’s Metal Mark records the purity of the metal used, and can only be used on Gold, Silver […]

Cut

The quality of the cut refers to the measurements of the diamond’s proportions, the symmetry of the facets and the quality of the polish. Cut or make is the most critical factor in the overall beauty of a diamond. For diamonds of different proportions, the light behaves differently as it enters and exits the stone. […]

Clarity

Clarity grading uses a series of abbreviations to denote the size, number, location, type and intensity of inclusions as well as external blemishes. The type and arrangement of inclusions allows the stone to be identified. As a diamond forms within the earth and travels to the surface, the extreme conditions make it rare that it […]

Colour

The international colour grading system uses the letters, D to Z, to denote a colour, where D is colourless and the depth of colour increases down the scale to Z. Colour grade is assigned by comparison to a master set of colour grading stones that each act as the borderline between two colour grades. D […]