Roughing it with Rok Chix diamonds

There’s no getting away from the fact that cut diamonds are exquisite – we’d be the first to admit it. But there’s something about natural, uncut diamonds – diamonds in the rough, you might say – that’s so special. Before they are cut into the various shapes that you see in jewellery shops – princess, marquise, baguette, trillion and so on – each diamond is unique and just as nature intended. And we like ’em like that.

At Rok Chix we are more than a little fond of natural, uncut gemstones – it’s one of our biggest passions – and diamonds are no exception. And that’s why many of our new autumn/winter 2011 designs feature raw diamondsmilky white diamonds, rare blue diamonds, black diamonds and even pink diamonds. And guess what? They’re a lot more affordable than you might think, especially as we set them mostly in silver.

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Diamonds have, of course, been prized for many centuries. As the hardest mineral we know of in the universe, it’s no wonder diamonds are used in engagement rings to symbolise purity and eternal love. Many years ago they were worn by kings going into battle to protect them and make them fearless. Diamonds have also been used to ward off evil spirits. But one of the most fascinating facts we’ve come across where diamonds are concerned is that jewellery-makers only started cutting them into the shapes we know today in the 13th or 14th century, because before that it was thought that cutting a raw diamond would destroy its magical powers.

That’s not why we use raw diamonds – but it’s a nice story, isn’t it?

Check out the new natural sparklers at today. Rok Chix only uses diamonds from sources that are guaranteed conflict-free.