Metal: 18ct yellow and white gold
Finger Size: O
This ring can be complimentary resized (approximately 3 sizes up or down)
Max width (top of ring): 19.20mm
Min width (band): 3.20mm
Total weight: 7.50g
45 = 0.51ct
Cut: round brilliant
Diamonds are the birthstone of April and are the hardest gemstone with a Mohs scale of 10.
The word comes from the Greek word meaning ‘unbreakable’.
They are nearly 100% carbon and are the hardest natural substance – the only thing that can scratch a Diamond is another Diamond.
Diamond is the best known thermal conductor and are formed about 100 miles underground, then have been carried to the Earth’s surface by deep volcanic eruptions.
During the Middle Ages they were thought to have healing properties able to cure illness ranging from fatigue to mental illness.
The main sources of Diamonds change over time, beginning with India in the 1400s and being the original source until the 1700s. Brazil became the major source until the late 1800s when a huge Diamond reserve was discovered in South Africa. Today, they are mined in many parts of the world.
THE 4 Cs
The cut of a Diamond is the biggest factor in showcasing the sparkle and, if cut without high grade, can even make a high quality Diamond look lifeless and dull. A too deep and poorly cut Diamond can appear smaller than it actually is.
The colour is the second most important characteristic to consider when choosing your Diamond/s. Lower quality Diamonds have a noticeable colour of pale shades of yellow, whilst higher quality stones are colourless. The colour of a stone is graded on a scale of D (highest – colourless) to Z (lowest – light yellow/brown).
This is the assessment of small imperfections on the surface and internally of a Diamond. Surface flaws are called Blemishes, whilst internal defects are called Inclusions and these are natural tiny imperfections which are microscopic and do not affect the Diamond’s beauty in any way. Less and smaller Inclusions and Blemishes result in a Diamond with higher clarity grades.
This is referring to a Diamond’s weight, not necessarily its size (something often mistaken for). When comparing a Diamond by carat size, the Diamond’s cut needs to be taken into consideration as well. This can affect the appearance of a Diamond because a stone with a high-carat and a poor grade might look smaller, but often cut deeper, than a stone with a smaller carat weight and a better cut.