CUT. SYMMETRY. PROPORTION. FINISH.
The Van Bercken Collection features diamonds and precious gems set in 18 carat white and yellow gold, and platinum.
A clear point-of-difference of the Van Bercken Collection is the care and expertise that goes into the selection of every diamond and every piece of jewellery in our store.
We are also proud to stock fancy vivid diamonds and exceptionally rare pink Argyle diamonds from the Kimberley in Western Australia.
In addition to the exceptional stock we carry in store, we are also able to procure any size, shape, clarity and colour of stone from the international diamond markets, or locally if time is of the essence. Please call us on 03 9686 9592 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Van Bercken has developed an impeccable network of connections with the world’s largest diamond and precious gem wholesale companies, in addition to exceptional Australian contacts who are able to provide the best stones to Van Bercken for your inspection at very short notice.
Our diamonds are 100% ‘eye clean’ as a minimum standard and our preference is for VVS clarity stones and higher. Similarly, our minimum colour standard is ‘G’ or better, with most of our engagement rings achieving a significantly higher standard. We stock predominantly triple excellent stones as we believe the cut and symmetry of a diamond is paramount. We will not accept stones that are merely ‘Good’ or lower in cut, symmetry proportion or finish.
We provide insurance valuations for all jewellery purchases on request and we recommend independent appraisals for all large diamond purchases. All of our principal diamonds are accompanied by recognised diamond grading laboratory certificates – almost exclusively GIA Certificates, which are regarded as the gold standard.
We do not sell diamonds that have been tampered with in any way – including laser drilled, colour treated, cavity-filled, or irradiated. We avoid stones with anything more than ‘Faint’ fluorescence.
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We support the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which was established in 2003 to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream diamond market. Under this system, all buyers and sellers of both rough and polished diamonds must make the following affirmative statement on all invoices: “The diamonds herein invoiced have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds.”
We require this statement from all of our suppliers, and they likewise for their suppliers, providing a ‘line of sight’ to the legitimate source of each diamond.