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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 Vancouver BC
Beautiful, elegant, comfortable, classic. I love this ring. It sparkles in the sunlight. It is very well made and very comfortable to wear. I love art deco style and this has that look. While being elegant, it is simple enough to be worn everyday with everything
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Lover of jewellery!
I bought this ring a while back .I didn't think it is still here. I must say that the picture doesn't show its real beauty. This is a ring that looks 5 times its price. It is very well made ,sparkles a lot and has the look of class and luxury. The ring is not too big but it is not tiny at all. It is a true showstopper and believe me I received a lot of compliments wearing it.
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from Moncton (NB)
I had a hard time giving this a rating, probably somewhere in between 3 and 4. That's not to say I don't love it, I've worn it almost every day since I got it, wear it on my index finger and it looks great. However, the picture online is magnified hugely. You cannot distinguish each diamond, more like pave-set diamonds and if one fell out not sure you would even know. As to overall look, I've had people ask me if it's marcasite, doesn't look like it to me, but I think the darker spaces running through the ring give it a darker look so maybe that gives it a marcasite-like look? No way is this ring worth the price, but at the reduced one that I paid, I'm satisfied.