For the discerning buyer, we have provided the foremost characteristics of Diamond Evaluations and Grading.
The Clarity of a Diamond is determined by thoroughly examining the clarity of a stone, from all angles.
Diamond colour grading is defined by the international industry standard, GIA’s color-grading scale for diamonds.
“…the greatest beauty lies in the greatest clarity.”
A cornerstone of Diamond grading is the Clarity, which is determined by the presence or absence of inclusions or blemishes in the diamond. Inclusions are small traces or irregularities on the inside of the diamond whereas blemishes are any inconsistencies on the surface of the diamond.
The presence of such inclusions determines the grade of the diamond.
|VVS1 – Imperfections that can only be seen through the pavillion
|Imperfections that can only be seen with difficulty when the stone is face up.
|Imperfections that are seen fairly easily
|Imperfections that are easily seen
|Imperfections seen when the stone is face up and viewed through the pavillion with the naked eye.
|Imperfections clearly seen with the naked eye. The extent and overall coverage of the imperfections is what will determine the grade.
The most objective aspect to the diamond, it’s weight measured in metric carats.
“The carat is the diamond’s physical weight where one carat is equal to one fifth of a gram. Although objectively important, the size or weight of the diamond does not always determine its value. The cut, colour and clarity along with the weight decide the rarity and uniqueness of the diamond.”
1 Carat = 0.2 Grams
Our range of diamonds span from colourless to fancies.
“Colourless diamonds are the rarest and thought to be of greatest demand in the industry, however the coloured diamond trend is on the rise and defining itself as ‘fashion forward’. Colourless accentuate the glamorous whereas coloured pieces are seen as unique, sophisticated and stylish.”
Apart from the unique history of the stone is the distinctive Cut. The proportions, the polish and the achieved symmetry. Often times the cut is confused with the shape of the Diamond (The outline shape, i.e Round, Square, Trilliant. See Shape below). The Cut however, is the facet arrangement, proportions and the symmetry thereof.
The shape of a Diamond has varying appeal to individuals and is often mistaken for the Cut (See above). The shape of the Stone is referring to the overall outline shape and can be cut to either the shape the customer desires or the shape the item of Jewellery requires.