A diamond encapsulates a moment and a feeling that becomes forever symbolic of that momentous occasion. Our passion for jewellery and everything that it represents makes us dedicated to creating an individual experience for every customer.
It is this that sets us apart.
"The size of a diamond is measured in carat weight. One carat is divided into 100 points so that a diamond of 75 points weighs 0.75 of a carat. The carat takes its name from the carob seed. Early gem traders used carob seeds as counterweights in their balance scales. 0.2g equals one carat.
“Whilst carat weight is the most obvious factor when assessing the value of a diamond, two diamonds of equal size can have very unequal values, depending on their cut, clarity or colour."
"GIA's colour grading scale for diamonds is the industry standard. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colourless, and continues with increasing presence of colour to the letter Z. Each letter grade has a clearly defined range of colour appearance.
“The colour distinctions are so subtle as to be invisible to the untrained eye but these slight differences make a very big difference in diamond quality and performance."
The minimum requirement for our GIA certified diamonds is H colour.
"Diamond clarity refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes. Diamonds without these birthmarks are rare and rarity affects a diamond's value. Using the GIA International Diamond Grading System™, diamonds are assigned a clarity grade that ranges from flawless (FL) to diamonds with obvious inclusions (I3). Inclusions are visible to the naked eye at SI2. It is important to note that every diamond is unique."
The minimum requirement for our GIA certified diamonds is SI1.
An understanding of diamond cut begins with the shape of a diamond. The shape of a diamond is largely a matter of personal preference.
The angle and placement of the facets used to create such distinctive cuts is very precise and any deviation from the ideal proportions has an effect on the value of the finished gem.
Diamond cutting is highly skilled and all cut shapes have specific guideline to ensure they are considered well cut.
A well cut diamond will internally reflect light from one mirror-like facet to another and disperse and reflect it through the top of the gem. When arranged in precise proportions, the facets will maximise the reflection, the refraction and the "life" of a diamond.
A well cut diamond will be higher in quality and value. Diamonds that are cut too deep or too shallow lose light, and result in a less brilliant and a less valuable stone.
A diamond’s “finish” is also taken into account when providing a classification of cut quality. This includes:
Polish: The overall condition of the facet surfaces of a finished diamond.
Symmetry: The precision and balance of a finished gem's cut.
"Very good" and "Excellent" ratings mean a higher quality cut diamond.
The minimum requirement for our GIA certified diamonds is "Very Good".