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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.
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from mississauga ontario
ordered it before airing, loved it as soon as i opened the box. nice weighty piece and the stones are good quality, have bought afew items from her line, i do however find them alittle on the high side but i'm willing to spend alittle more for a unique piece
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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lovely bracelet, faulty clasp
I ordered this bracelet priot to it airing, because I loved it so much. I did receive it and it was beautiful, however I could not open the clasp. I took it to a jeweller and they said the clasp was faulty (it was bent inside) they would not touch it. So sadly I have had to send it back. As much as I like Carol's designs, I will have to rethink ordering anything if the workmanship on the jewellery is not up to par. If you are asking people to spend money on your products, then you should ensure that the quality is there.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend