Carat (ct) is a measurement of weight, not size. There are five carats to a gram. A 1 ct sapphire is smaller in size than a 1 ct diamond because it is heavier. There are 100 points to a carat, so a 50 point diamond weighs 1/2 a carat or 0.50 ct Continue reading “About Carat Weight”
A rough diamond looks like any other rock until it is “cut” into many facets at optimum angles to produce maximum brilliance (sparkle) and fire (reflected colors). The quality of the cut is known as the “make”. Continue reading “About Diamond Cuts”
A diamond’s clarity grade is actually a flaw-grade and refers to the tiny imperfections present when the stone was originally formed by nature. If no flaws can be seen under 10X magnification, such as with a diamond loupe, it is considered “flawless”. Continue reading “About Diamond Clarity”
Diamond color is graded from D-F (colorless) through G-J (near colorless), K-M (faint yellow), N-R (very light yellow) down to S-Z (light yellow). In the K-R range you sometimes get a very light brown called “champagne” and a darker brown called “cognac”, both very attractive. Even when a stone has a visible tint, such as an M color, it can still be very lovely if it has good clarity and cut.
(More info) Continue reading “Diamond Grading”
The lack of natural body color is a major factor in determining the value of a diamond. The most expensive are colorless and are graded downward by the amount of yellowish or brownish tint they have. Continue reading “About Diamond Color”
1 ct diamond with matching wedding band
This is your classic engagement ring with a solitaire marquise cut diamond of top white G-I color and eye clean SI clarity set in a 14k white or yellow gold, 18k yellow gold and platinum or all platinum ring. Our prices are discounted at least 50% below list retain and below wholesale for larger diamonds.
1 ct Total Weight Diamond Ring with Matching Band
This is an approx. 1/3 ct round brilliant cut diamond of top white G-I color and SI2-I1 clarity channel set in a platinum setting with eight side diamonds giving a total diamond weight of 1 ct. The matching band has 10 small channell set diamonds totaling 1/5 ct. It’s a stock size 6-7 and can be resized easily.
Enagement & Wedding Ring Shown Here
This pretty diamond engagement ring has 1/3 ct total weight in diamonds and is set in 14 k yellow gold with a 14k white gold head for the main diamond. The round diamonds are SI2-I1 in clarity, top white G-I in color, and have good polish and cut for maximum brilliance. Continue reading “1/3 ct tw Diamond Engagement Ring”
Engagement & Wedding Ring Combination
This pretty engagement ring has 3/4 ct total weight of round diamonds set into 14k yellow gold. The diamonds are top white G-I in color, SI2-I1 in clarity and have good cut and polish for maximum brilliance. This ring comes in a stock size 6 to 7. You may order the matching wedding ring for an additional charge by using the options box above. The wedding ring has 1/6 ct tw in diamonds of the same color and clarity as the engagement ring.
Engagement & Wedding Ring Combined
This pretty little engagement ring has 1/5 ct total weight in diamonds and its set in 14k yellow gold. The diamonds are SI2-I1 in clarity and top white G-I in color. This ring comes in a stock size 6 to 7. You may also order the matching wedding ring for an additional charge, just use the drop down box above. The matching band has .04 ct tw in the same round diamonds.