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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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( 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I missed out purchasing these Earrings months ago due to a sell out in the green agate so I bought the green agate Pendant instead. The pendant is well made, the colour green is very pleasing to the eye & is lovely! I was pleased to see the return of the Earrings in green agate in April & didn't hesitate to order. Unfortunately they were a huge disappointment upon receipt. One earring has a bent butterfly back and completely slips off the post. I am returning them today. I read the reviews, which were poorly rated & should have trusted my instincts. Quality Control needs a "head's up".
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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I purchased these earings about six months ago in Labradorite and have only worn them about 6 times. The stone broke and fell out today. Won't buy from this line again!
( 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
3 x the charm
By Cheese Lady
from Vancouver Island
I ordered these earrings three times. The first time the labradorite was gorgeous and lively, but noticed a broken off bottom, sent them back and got others to replace. The 2nd pair arrived and they were awful. Dull gray and flat, no shine in the stone. Got the 3rd pair, and one earring is Fab, the other one is grayish and not a good match. I decided to keep them because I ran out of time,as I was on a trip when the 3rd pair arrived, and it was past 30 days. I wear the Fab earring showing, and the dull one behind my hair. Sigh...
By carol k
I had huge hopes for these earrings and bought two types: labradorite and smokey. I was very disappointed in the diamonds...it would have been preferable to have diamond cutting and lower price. I was very disappointed and sent both pair back.
( 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Labradorite earrings 2nd review
I had previously given a good rating on these earrings. I had worn them a few times and noticed a crack in the labradorite stone but I thought it was just a natural inclusion. I went to wear the earrings and a large piece of the labradorite stone had fallen out. Such a disappointment. Fortunately I was just under the 30 days and have since sent these back. 3 recent returns on jewelery from tsc not sure if I will purchase jewelery again from tsc. Poor quality control perhaps. Such a waste of money on s/h. Didn't want to exchange and take a chance same thing would happen again.
( 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Laurie H
from St. Albert, Alberta
Simply gorgeous earrings. Colour, movement and finish all lovely. Would highly recommend.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
( 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Great concept, but....
from Brockville, Ontario
I was so excited when I saw these earrings on TV. The concept is great and Tracey has very creative ideas. When I received the earrings, I was disappointed. Though the settings were nicely done, the stones were dull and actually were different colours. One stone seemed to be shattered on the inside extending outward and that created the really obvious colour differential between both earrings. I really was looking forward to these earrings, but couldn't wear them when they were so different in colour and had to send them back. As I am not familiar with the stone (Labradorite), I was afraid if I ordered them again, the same thing would happen.
I bought these in the labradorite and am not disappointed. The iolite studes are fabulous on their own too. They are very lightweight and I had no issues with the posts while on the phone as they are a bit longer. Overall, great look.
Beautiful but Post Bent
I purchased the Citrine and Smokey Combination. They are beautiful. I also put the smokey drop on a delicate gold chain,and wear the drop close to my collarbone; so really these earrings are 3 in 1!My only disappointment was that the post was bent on one of the earrings and consequently the butterfly backing was loose; however, I used one of my own circular back pieces,and the earring holds perfectly.The only reason I am not giving these earrings a Perfect Rating is because of the bent post and loose fitting butterfly backing.I wear them a lot and I love how they frame my face; both with the drop and with just the studs.
( 4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I ordered all 3 pair as I was undecided. Two of them were see through which was not mentioned on air and although I am a fan of Tracey's I don't want her initials with me at all times. The one pair the backing was so loose I was concerned that I would lose them.