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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.
Choker: 12 to 13 inches in length
Collar: 14 to 16 inches in length
Princess: 17 to 19 inches in length
Matinee: 20 to 24 inches in length
Opera: 28 to 34 inches in length
Rope: 40 inches and over in length
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reminds me of italy
from Vancouver BC
I love this piece! When travelling in Italy many years ago, I fell in love with this style of jewellery. As young student I couldn't afford it then. Now at this price I can have it at last. The diamonds and hematite sparkle. It's a classic! I'm waiting to receive the matching bracelet. It is magical!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Happy Shopper
from Picton Ontario
I love this necklace! It is so unique and very well made. The quality is excellent, very classy. I have ordered several pieces of Kristian Alfonso jewelry and love each and every piece. I can't wait to see her next presentation.
from London, ON
This is a gorgeous pendant. A little small for what I'm used to but there is something magical about it. The diamonds and hematite have such shine and sparkle.Very unique and feminine.