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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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Lovely ring, but somewhat uncomfortable
This is a beautiful ring with a lot of sparkle. The stones are a nice size and are a very rich orange color. However I agree with Woody from Medicine Hat; it is a bit uncomfortable to wear. I think because the stones are a fair size and because of the way they are set in the ring they rub against the other fingers. Okay to wear for short periods, but wouldn't wear it as an every day ring.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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It's a Sparkler!
By Me in BC
from British Columbia
Wow - this ring sparkles! The spessartites are the most gorgeous bright fanta orange colour. And I love how garnet is one gemstone that definitely has no treatments. All nature made! I was worried at first because it was my first time buying from Gem Focus and this item is pricey. The only reason it did not get 5 stars in my rating was because the ends do irritate your adjacent fingers and because the gold itself is quite thin. I realize gold is expensive but I would have preferred it a little sturdier.
from medicine hat alberta
so sorry I cannot wear this very pretty ring...the outside stones and settings dig into my finger....so uncomfortable. However in fairness I have to say the garnets are lively and the colour is beautiful....more like orange sapphires and overall is a great deal these days