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Our 3 Diamond Qualities

We offer our bracelets in 3 different, qualities and colours.

  1. G/H colour P1 (also known as I1 PURITY). (Our commercial entry diamond quality)
  2. G/H colour SI 1 /2 purity. (Our very good quality)
  3. G/H colour VS 1 /2purity (Our excellent quality)

How to assess the colour of your diamond?

While many diamonds appear colourless, or white, they may actually have subtle yellow or brown tones that can be detected when comparing diamonds side by side. Colourless diamonds are the rarest and most valuable of all. Colour variations are a result of the natural forces (i.e., temperature, pressure, trace elements) at work during the formation of diamonds within the Earth. Because subtle colour variations dramatically affect the value of a diamond, a colour grading scale is used to categorise the shading differences from one diamond to the next.

Diamonds are graded according to the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) colour chart.

GIA   Appearance
D   Stone looks absolutely clear, with no hint of colour to the eye in colour grading or mounted
E
F
G   Some colour tint is visible during grading. Mounted in a setting, stone appears colourless. G-H-I colour diamonds are considered very nice diamonds for fine jewellery.
H
I
J
K   Yellow or greyish tint is obvious during colour grading. Mounted, this stone still shows a tint of colour
L
M
N-Z   Obvious yellow or greyish colour
Z+   Bright, remarkable colour - usually blue, pink, yellow

How to assess the clarity of your diamond?

Clarity is an indication of a diamond's purity. Clarity is determined by a diamond's naturally occurring internal characteristics. These characteristics are sometimes not visible to the naked eye and they are what make each diamond unique. The characteristics, or inclusions, may look like crystals, feathers, clouds or dark spots and the quantity, size, and location of these inclusions does have an affect on a diamond's value. Diamonds with fewer and smaller inclusions generally are more brilliant, assuming that the colour and cut are the same.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has established the jewellery industry's standards for diamond clarity based on 10-power magnification. A diamond is graded by its relative departure from "flawless"--the complete absence of inclusions under 10 x magnification. Less than 1% of all diamonds ever found have had no inclusions and can be called flawless (FL) or internally flawless (IF). VVS diamonds are also extremely rare. VS diamonds are of superior quality and are used in extremely fine jewellery. This clarity grade becomes more important as the diamond size increases. A large percentage of jewellery is made with SI quality diamonds. These diamonds are perfect for diamond studs or multi-stone diamond earrings, rings and bracelets or as accents in gemstone rings. I quality diamonds are acceptable as well for diamond jewellery or as accents but the sparkle is reduced by the number and location of inclusions.

Clarity Grade
Description
Appearance
F
Flawless
Clear stone, free of all flaws, even under 10x magnification
IF
Internally Flawless
No inclusions visible at 10x magnification
VVS1
Very Very Slight Inclusion #1
Tiny inclusions are extremely difficult to find, even under 10x magnification
VVS2
Very Very Slight Inclusion #2
Tiny inclusions are very difficult to find, even under 10x magnification
VS1
Very Slight Inclusion #1
Minor inclusions are difficult to see under 10 x magnification
VS2
Very Slight Inclusion #2
Minor inclusions are somewhat difficult to find under 10x magnification
SI1
Slight Inclusion #1
Inclusions are easy to see under 10x magnification. These diamonds are considered "eye clean" since inclusions can not been seen with the naked eye. In larger diamonds very very small inclusions may be visible and still be classified as SI1.
SI2
Slight Inclusion #2
Inclusions and/or blemishes are easy to see at 10x.  These diamonds are considered "eye clean" since inclusions can not been seen with the naked eye. In larger diamonds very small inclusions may be visible and still be classified as SI2.
I1
Included #1
Inclusions and/or blemishes are obvious and rather easy to see without magnification.
I2
Included #2
Inclusions and/or blemishes are obvious and easy to see without magnification
I3
Included #3
Inclusions and blemishes that are obvious to the unaided eye

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