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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)
Beautiful but flawed
By Laurie H
from St. Albert, Alberta
Ring was lovely and fit beautifully but there was a 'bubble' between the Lapis stone and the covering. Tried it on a few times but it was too evident to overlook; had to send it back. Did think about re-ordering as they still had my size to see if second one was not flawed but decided against it. Too bad; it was a very special piece!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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( 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I was so excited to receive this piece and unfortunately I was disappointed. The lapis has uneven coloring, unattractive dark blue spot in the middle. Sending it back.
from Southwestern Ontario
I was so looking forward to this ring given it's previous reviews. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. The "diamonds" were of the worst quality I have ever seen. The middle of the stone under the quartz top looked like it had glue or something like it on it. Returning for sure.
Very stunning and unique
This ring surpassed my hopes for it. It's picture does not do it justice! The true color of the stone is brighter and gorgeous. I've never seen anything quite like it and I await Tracey's next visit.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Beautiful and different
this ring has a different feeling to it, just as they say in the video. I really like it and it will stand out in my enormous collection. The only flaw I see is that the little "stars" on the shank (the ones that are on the sides of the main center piece) are slightly scratchy to adjacent fingers.