All of our diamonds are sourced from conflict-free suppliers. Canadian diamonds are used
for stones .2ct or larger. All of these diamonds are engraved with a serial number and include
a certificate of authenticity.
We prefer to use higher-grade diamonds as they have the strength to resist the tension
of the setting. The minimum grade we will use is F/G color and VS2 in clarity. Higher grades
are available with an added charge. The sizes of the diamonds are suited to the setting.
If a larger diamond is desired, it is normally not possible, as the setting will only accommodate
the depth of the size that is already provided. A custom ring would have to be made with
modifications of the current design for a larger diamond. Please inquire as to what
modifications are possible.
All diamonds are precious, but the most valuable are those combining the highest qualities
of carat, clarity, cut and color – the four C’s. Working within your budget we personally choose
only those diamonds that meet exceptional standards.
THE 4 C’S OF BUYING A DIAMOND: CARAT, CLARITY, COLOR, CUT
A diamond’s weight is measured in carats. There are five carats in a gram and
100 points in each carat. For example, a 50-point diamond is the same as a half-carat.
In general, larger diamonds are more rare and valuable. But size does not determine
a diamond’s beauty and brilliance. Two stones of the same carat weight can have
very different values, depending on cut, color and clarity.
The clearer a diamond is, the more rare it is. Most diamonds contain natural “inclusions”
that look like tiny crystals. These are the diamond’s birthmarks, making each stone unique.
The number, size and position of these inclusions affects the value. The Gemological
Institute of America (GIA) clarity scale ranks from Fl (flawless) to I3 (many inclusions
visible to the naked eye).
Diamonds are graded on the GIA color scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow).
At either end of the scale, diamonds are very costly because of their rarity,
although not necessarily their beauty. You can choose from a wide range
of diamond colors.
Nothing is more important to the brilliance and fire of a diamond than its cut.
A well proportioned diamond reflects light from one facet to another and through
the top of the stone. If the pavilion angle is cut too deep, your diamond will look dark.
If it is too shallow, your diamond will look watery. Only a skilled master craftsperson
can cut a diamond with pinpoint precision to release its true brilliance.