Craig Marks Diamonds was established in 2008 by Craig Quinton when he saw a gap in the market for a well priced online jewellery store. Together with his wife, Michelle, they created an online catalogue for buyers to purchase their engagement rings and diamonds. Craig Marks is run by Craig himself , ensuring only the best in quality and service available.
At the time in 2008, there were almost no online jewellery stores in South Africa and so Craig Marks was a leader in seeing what the online Jewellery market could introduce. Over the years we have refined and restructured the online catalogue to suit the needs of the South African online shopper. We believe we have found the winning “recipe” that many online jewellery stores have since adopted and used.
Our Budget section which helps clients view only what they can afford was thought up by Craig himself and can now be seen being used by most other online jewellery stores. Craig Marks is thus a leader in moving the online jewellery industry forward and buying from Craig Marks ensures you are working with a forward thinking company that treats each clients needs as importantly as they are.
Craig will hand pick each stone to suit your specific budget and needs. Each stone is scrutinised and checked to make sure that it meets the high standards that Craig Marks holds. All stones are certified by the leader in Gem Certification: GIA ( The Gemological Institute of America).
This is the most trusted independent lab that grades each stone according to the criteria of a diamond set by the industry. Our stones are sourced from all over the world to ensure the best pricing and quality available. Some stones will be available immediately but often Craig will need to import a particular stone to ensure the best value and quality for your budget. specific need.
Craig Marks biggest seller is the Engagement Ring. This Is often an emotional purchase so you want only the best dealing to help in selecting your stone and design. Craig is exceptionally knowledgeable about diamonds and designs and will give you his expert advice in helping you select your stones and designs. With over 2500 + designs on file , if you aren’t sure of which design to select, Craig will suggest and show you which way to go.
Craig Marks makes use of CAD ( Computer Aided Designs) Images to help you visualise your end product. Once your design is selected and customised according to your specific needs, a CAD will be provided so you are able to see your design in all the correct proportions and ratios before manufacturing. This ensures you are happy with size, ratio and design. You are then able to make changes and make 100% sure of your selection.
Craig personally inspects each item after manufacturing to ensure it is of the best quality. Each stone is hand set into each design . This is to ensure the stones are structurally secure and to set the stones to their best advantage. Each stone is secured by tiny beads of metal called claws. There are various options for metals according to your budget. Craig will discuss the pros and cons of each metal and the price differences if you are unsure about which metal to select. Some metals require upkeep like White Gold which requires Rhodium plating every few months and some require very little upkeep like Platinum.
Buying from Craig Marks means you are getting a personal service which is often missing from bigger retail stores. Your Item is custom made and not mass produced ensuring it is a special experience. Smaller overheads mean smaller markups on your purchase and you are then able to get better quality for better prices. Custom Designing ensures you get exactly what you are looking Our Budget section which helps clients view only what they can afford was thought up by Craig himself and can now be seen being used by most other online jewellery stores. Craig Marks is thus a leader in moving the online jewellery industry forward and buying from Craig Marks ensures you are working with a forward thinking company that treats each clients needs as importantly as they are. for and that your Engagement Ring or Jewellery Item is unique and one of a kind. Expert advice ensures you get the best value for your money.