Bakker Diamonds - Custom Made Jewellery
Ruby Rings and Jewellery in Brisbane
For stunning, quality ruby rings and jewellery created in Brisbane, contact us at Bakker Diamonds. We are the jewellery experts, and craft beautiful bespoke pieces for our clients, specific to their taste, style and budget. There’s nothing more beautiful than a sparkling ruby and we know how to craft a piece of jewellery that will do it justice. At Bakker Diamonds, our resident expert Peter Bakker, has made thousands of beautiful pieces of jewellery over his long 35-year career in the industry.
When Peter first began his career in the fine jewellery industry back in 1983, his studies and apprenticeship covered all areas such as diamond and watch sales, gemstone importation and distribution, jewellery design and gemmological studies. The extensive knowledge and experience he gained from all these areas finally resulted in the establishment of his very own jewellery manufacturing business in 1990.
Our point of difference
At Bakker Diamonds, we know that jewellery purchases are large, important purchases, both financially and emotionally. Therefore, we aim to provide an experience the maximise the wearer’s enjoyment as well as the purchaser’s value for money. When you visit us, you can be sure your experience will be a positive one. We care about all our clients and are dedicated to being there every step of the way throughout the consultation process, to ensure you are getting the exact piece you always dreamed of.
We meet with clients by appointment only to ensure they are given our full attention. For pre-arranged visits to the workshop, please call or email us prior to your arrival for security reasons. You can read our testimonials here to find out what our previous customers have said and how their experience was with us.
Contact Bakker Diamonds today
You can the view our gallery here to see some of our previous works we have created, or look at our recent work on istagram. To find out how Peter can masterfully design and create a similar masterpiece for you, please book an appointment with us today. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, so please contact us today.
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.