Bakker Diamonds - Engagement Ring
Premium Engagement Rings in Brisbane
Are you searching for the perfect engagement ring? Would you like to create something bespoke, but unsure how to go about it, or if what you want is possible? When you contact us at Bakker Diamonds, know we will provide you with only the most personalised and high-quality service possible.
Our resident jeweller and expert Peter Bakker, has made thousands of amazing pieces over his extensive, 35-year career in the jewellery industry. Passionate about his product and creating breathtaking custom engagement rings for a range of clientele in Brisbane, he is committed to working with you through every stage of the process to ensure the result is exactly what you are after. At Bakker Diamonds, we consult directly with our clients to decide on the final jewellery item that matches their specified tastes, budget and design, and then manufacture a bespoke item like no other.
At Bakker Diamonds in Brisbane, we are committed to providing unbeatable prices on stunning and unique pieces such as custom engagement rings or jewellery for any special occasion. Each piece is individually crafted and meticulous detail is used to make something truly beautiful for each unique client.
We provide every client with quality stones and design so you can be sure that when you contact us you will receive only the very best service. With Peter’s guidance, you will choose the size and quality of your diamond and the style you are after. With his extensive experience, he will be able to answer any of your questions and provide you with the best advice possible.
Find out more about us
Would you like to find out more about Peter, his experience or more about our services in general? Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you out with whatever you may need. If you would like to see a few of our creations, visit our gallery or instagram and see some of the beautiful masterpieces for yourself.
You can give us a call on (07) 3252 3252 to organise an appointment to visit the workshop and meet with Peter for a consultation. We are located in Fortitude Valley, so why not contact us today and see how we can create something truly beautiful for you. Learn more about us here
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Diamonds may, as they are forming deep within the Earth, include other foreign materials which become trapped within the pure crystallised carbon. Also, some carbon atoms may not be converted into diamond crystal, unlike their surrounds. These may appear as tiny almost invisible flecks, feathers or marks or in the case of heavily ‘included’ stone may be obvious to the naked eye. These marks, large or small, can be described as ‘birth marks’ or fingerprints and make a diamond wonderfully unique. Unless specifically requested by a client, Bakker Diamonds will not sell a stone that has visible inclusions…….our preferred clarity grades are from VVS through to SI.
At the top of the clarity scale is ‘F’ or flawless, and this simply put, means no internal inclusions or external blemishes are visible under a jeweller’s hand-lens magnification. The fewer the inclusions, the clearer and more brilliant the diamond. At the bottom end of the scale is Pique grade 3, Pique a French word meaning ‘marked’ or in this case “included” (I3).
Slight inclusions within a diamond do not reduce its durability or affect its beauty.
This internationally recognised scale states the rarest and most valuable colour of a diamond is ‘D’ or colourless. Most diamonds we sell fall between D and H colour range while most rough diamond material mined has a very slight yellow, brown or grey colour. Apart from fancy coloured diamonds (pink etc), absolute white (D colourless) is the best and rarest colour nature offers. As we look down the scale, the colour drops to a slight straw colour of yellow and onto an obvious yellow. Most customers are seeking to achieve the best value for money and this is why the most popular colours chosen are from E through to H ( the straw colour begins at colour I ). The range EFG tends to offer very nice white material and suits most people. Those prepared to spend more may venture into the top D colour. Once again, this quality plays an important part in the valuing of a diamond. The more yellow the stone the more available and less valuable. Most diamonds viewed in jewellery windows today would fall somewhere between ‘F’ to ‘I’ colour.
Carat is simply the international weight measurement used when weighing gemstones. This is not to be confused with ‘gold karatage’ describing gold purity eg 9 carat, 14 carat, 18 carat etc.
A one carat gemstone is equivalent to 200 milligrams. One carat is divided into 100 points therefore a 1/2 carat diamond is described as .5 of a carat, or 50 points, or a ½ carater.
The heavier the diamond, the rarer it will be within the marketplace, however the other qualities must also be considered for it to be compared and than valued. For example a 2 carat diamond with very, very slight inclusions (VVS) is rarer and more expensive than a 2 carat slightly included (SI ) stone.
Fluorescence is a characteristic that makes some diamonds appear to change colour when they are exposed to ultraviolet light.