All our Diamonds are certified by GIA, HRD or IGI. They come with a valuation certificate and we can guarantee you the highest quality, conflict free diamonds.
All our diamond rings are available to be amended to suit your style and budget.
The carat is the unit of measurement for diamonds and always weighs 0.2 g.
The term carat comes from carob, the fruit of an Indian shrub, whose seeds weigh exactly 0.2 g when dried.
Platinum 9 3/4 offers diamonds with a wide range of carats.
The whiter the diamond, the rarer and more precious it is. The color of a diamond is determined by placing it against very white paper and examining it under a special daylight lamp.
Colored diamonds (whether they are yellow, pink or blue, etc.) are very rare. There is thought to be one colored diamond for every 10,000 white colorless diamonds.
The clarity of a diamond is defined by the number, size and position of its inclusions. These minuscule crystals occur naturally and appear during the formation of the stone.
Up to SI1, the inclusions do not alter the play of light or the brilliance of the stones. Most of them are not visible or difficult to see without a loupe magnifier (x10).
Cutting is the operation that transforms a rough diamond into a cut diamond. The operation is carried out by hand and determines the brilliance, shape and proportions of a diamond.
Platinum 9 3/4 only uses diamonds that have been graded as having an «excellent» or «very good» cut for both center stones and pavé settings.
The brilliant-cut is the most common but there are also others known as «Fancy Shapes», including the oval, emerald, pear, marquise, cushion, heart, etc.
Laboratory Grown Diamonds Factory
Man-made diamonds suitable for industrial use were first produced in a laboratory in the 1950s. While gem-quality diamonds were produced in a laboratory for the first time in 1971, it was not until the mid-2010s that colorless laboratory-grown diamonds entered the gem and jewelry market in commercial quantities.
Today, laboratory-grown diamonds are created by two methods, according to Dr. James Shigley, GIA Distinguished Research Fellow, who has been researching laboratory-grown diamonds at GIA for more than 30 years.
High pressure, high temperature (HPHT) diamonds are produced in a laboratory by mimicking the high pressure, high temperature conditions that form natural diamonds in the Earth. This process produces a distinctively shaped laboratory-grown diamond crystal.
The chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method involves breaking down the molecules of a carbon-rich gas, such as methane, into carbon and hydrogen atoms, which then are deposited on diamond seeds to produce a square-shaped, tabular diamond crystal.
Growing diamonds by either method typically requires less than a month for most sizes. Most CVD-grown diamonds require additional treatments like heat or irradiation to enhance or change their colors after the growth process.
Typically, laboratory-grown diamonds have weighed a carat or less, but as technology and techniques improve, larger stones have appeared in the market.
Natural Diamonds Mine
Natural diamonds formed deep in the earth under extreme pressure and high temperature as long as three billion years ago. Volcanic activity brought them to the surface where they lay in a type of volcanic rock formation known as kimberlite pipes, waiting to be mined. Only about five percent of kimberlite pipes contain enough diamond to make them economically feasible to mine
We use platinum, 9ct and 18ct yellow, white or rose gold. We can also make your piece in 14ct gold upon request.