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Knowledge Centre

 

Finger Size

Measuring your finger size isn't as difficult as you might think and is something you can do at home if you don't want to visit your local jeweller. We recommend either using a flexible tape measure or one of our finger sizers (Please contact us if you need one)

If you have a tape measure lying around the house somewhere, wrap it around your finger so it's not too tight it becomes uncomfortable but also not too loose. Now take note of the millimetre size. For example, the tape measure is comfortable on your finger and the millimetre size reads 17.00mm. This would mean your finger size is M 1/2. 

Our finger size measure works in a very similar way. It's just like a mini tape measure but specifically designed for your fingers! Wrap and tighten then measure around your finger. Again, not too tight and not loose at all. The small arrow will point to your finger size. You can then proceed to tell us your finger size when adding your dream ring to your basket!

Alternatively, you can visit your local jeweller and ask to have your finger size measured. They could charge for this service.

You will receive a token with your engagement ring which will allow for 1 free ring size after purchase. So don't worry if your beautiful ring doesn't quite fit just right, we can re-size it!

 

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Diamonds 

Any single diamond weighing 0.30ct or more will have an official certificate of authenticity for you to keep. Read below to find out what to look for in a diamond when making that once in a lifetime purchase. If you have any quesitons, please get in touch via the contact page.

 

4C's 

4C's Diamond Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight are collectively termed the 4C's – the factors that, when combined, define a diamond’s quality and ultimately determine its value. GIA created the 4Cs of Diamond Quality, which has become the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world. The creation of the 4C's means that diamond quality can be communicated in a universal language so diamond purchasers know exactly what they are buying.
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Colour

GIA’s diamond colour grading system measures the absence of colour, starting with D as colourless and continuing to Z representing light yellow or brown. The distinctions between colour grades are so subtle that they are often invisible to the untrained eye but can make a big difference in diamond quality and price. We only sell colours ranging from D to G. We like our diamonds to be 'white' in colour and don't like to stock lesser quality diamonds.
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Cut

A diamond’s cut determines its sparkle. To fashion a stone with proportions, symmetry and polish worthy of an excellent cut grade requires artistry and workmanship. The finer the cut quality, the more sparkle the diamond has.

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Clarity

Natural diamonds form from carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth. Diamonds often contain clarity characteristics, called inclusions or blemishes. Inclusions are enclosed within the gem and blemishes are on the surface of the diamond. If all else is equal, the closer a diamond is to flawless, with no inclusions or blemishes, the higher its value.

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Inclusions

Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth. This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics called ‘diamond clarity.’ Many inclusions and blemishes are too tiny to be seen by anyone other than a trained diamond grader. This is why expert and accurate assessment of diamond clarity is extremely important.

Internally Flawless (IF): No inclusions and only blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification.

Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS): Minute inclusions that range from extremely difficult to very difficult to see are visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification.

Very Slightly Included (VS): Minor Inclusions that range from difficult to somewhat easy to see are visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification.

Slightly Included (SI): Noticeable inclusions that range from easy to very easy to see are visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification.

 

Carat Weight

Diamond weight is measured in carats. One carat is equal to 0.2 gram, about as heavy as a paperclip. Since larger diamonds are more rare, they will cost more than a smaller gem with the same color, clarity and cut grades.

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GIA Grading Report

The GIA Diamond Grading Report includes an assessment of a diamond’s 4Cs – Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight – along with a plotted diagram of its clarity characteristics and a graphic representation of the diamond’s proportions. The GIA Diamond Dossier includes these without the graphical representation of the clarity characteristics. The GIA laboratory issues diamond grading reports for loose, natural diamonds in the D-to-Z color range that weigh 0.15 carats or more.

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