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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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( 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
BEAUTIFUL BRACELET BUT SMALL CLASP!
from Toronto, Ontario
I just received this beautiful bracelet. I love the tourmaline, the balck spinel sparkles like diamonds and I love Eva's hang tag. I only have one small issue. The clasp and the hook are somewhat small. I had to add a small extender chain so I can put the bracelet on easier.Otherwise, I love my purchase. I love the bracelet's spirituality and Eva's spirituality.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from London, ON
I was so excited about this piece because of the OM symbol, and what was supposed to be gemstone beads.Unfortunately when I received it the beads are smaller than advertised and the wire was already frayed. The clasp is so small you can't hold it long enough to connect it to the tiny circle.I returned it immediately. Lovely concept, however needs some work. If these issues are fixed I may consider trying again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend