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The Four Cs of Diamonds
CUT: The cut is a diamond's most important characteristic. The way a diamond is cut affects how it handles light and has great influence on the diamond's overall sparkle. The closer to ideal proportions that a diamond is cut, the more light will reflect back to the eye, resulting in the fire and brilliance that make diamonds so beautiful and so popular. Shallow or deep cuts allow light to seep out of the bottom or escape out of the side.
COLOUR: Diamonds with absolutely no colour are extremely rare. Colour actually refers to a diamond's lack of colour with D being perfectly colourless. The subtle differences in colour among most gem-quality diamonds are due to traces of other elements that were present during the diamond’s formation millions of years ago. Diamonds are rated on a letter scale indicating the degree of yellowish tinge from D all the way to Z, which is markedly yellowy. E and F are colourless to the naked eye, and G, H and I will appear very nearly colourless, particularly in a gold setting. After cut, colour is generally considered the second most important characteristic when selecting a diamond.
While the fire of perfectly colourless diamonds will never go out of style, modern jewellers and jewellery lovers have discovered the incredible beauty of coloured diamonds in gorgeous shades of blue, green, pink, chocolate and even black, and may people prize yellow (or "canary") diamonds for their luminous colour.
CLARITY: Diamonds usually contain "inclusions", which are small markers of how the diamond formed deep within the earth. Very few diamonds are without inclusions, and such stones are termed "flawless." Inclusions do not necessarily affect beauty, but they do affect value. Many imperfections are microscopic and those with the least and smallest imperfections receive the highest clarity grades.
Choker: 12 to 13 inches in length
Collar: 14 to 16 inches in length
Princess: 17 to 19 inches in length
Matinee: 20 to 24 inches in length
Opera: 28 to 34 inches in length
Rope: 40 inches and over in length
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( 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Just received the round shaped necklace today and it is very sparkly and I really like it....The only down side it that the chain is very fragile and I will be changing that before I wear it!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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( 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I ordered this pendant in the pear shape with the yellow gold chain and it is just beautiful. I was surprised at how much the diamonds really sparkle for an I2/I3 clarity. Unlike other reviewers, I know what to expect for that quality. I was pleasantly surprised when it was even better than expected. I've worn it every day since I got it.
Very Elegant Necklace
It is a very elegant pendant of diamonds. The one thing I didn"t care for was the delicate chain. Not very strong at all,but otherwise the necklace is pretty.