GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Known as ‘The London Jeweller’. David Morris is a jewellery design house and brand established in 1962 by jeweller David Morris, now run by Jeremy Morris. The design house places emphasis on the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Royalty and celebrities all over the world have worn designs by David Morris, including a famous heart shaped diamond necklace bought for Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton for Valentines Day in 1965.
A variety of andradite garnet. Demantoid garnet is green in colour and is a very rare and beautiful gem. Demantoid garnets have a long association with Russia and the Russian royal family, appearing in many commissioned pieces created by Carl Faberge. Demantoid garnets also often have interesting inclusions known as horsetails, which often radiate outward from a central point. Horsetail inclusions are not found in any other gemstones.
A unique gem cut that isn’t limited by specific proportions or shapes.
Derived from the Greek meaning ‘unbreakable’, diamond is a mineral, considered to be the most beautiful and rare of all gemstones. Diamond has been associated with love for centuries.
99.95% of a diamond is created from a single element – crystalized carbon that is formed at high temperature and pressure around 100 miles beneath the surface of the Earth, over billions of years. As a result of a diamond’s unique chemical structure, the gemstone has incredible durability, rating 10 on the Mohs scale. When cut, a diamond shows exceptional levels of brilliance and fire, which makes it sparkle and in turn be valued as the most precious and desired of all gemstones. Read more