Explore our guide to diamonds and discover the elements that
make up our precious pavé pieces.
THE 4 Cs
A symbol of 'eternal love' and
falling under the Zodiac sign Aries, diamonds are the hardest
mineral known to man, formed by the elemental forces of heat and
pressure up to 50 miles below the earth, more than three billion
years ago. It's value, rarity and beauty are determined by factors
that are commonly known as the 4 Cs:
Cut refers to the diamond's reflective qualities resulting from the
exact placements of facets within the stone. We cut ours to a round
shape to show their brilliance to optimum effect.
Graded on their lack of colour, the most valuable diamonds are
colourless, with the exception being rare stones with strong colour
traces such as yellow, blue and pink. Our diamonds are H/I colour,
which is near colourless on the scale.
Nearly all diamonds contain some natural inclusions and the
visibility and number of these inclusions determine its clarity.
The fewer inclusions, the more valuable the stone. We use stones
with a clarity of I1 which means they are slightly included but due
to their size, these inclusions are not visible to the naked
A Carat (ct) is a unit of measurement to weigh diamonds. You can
find the carat weight of all our pieces in its style description on
We are committed to ensuring ethical sourcing of our products
and we work closely with our suppliers to ensure that they adhere
to our Code of Conduct, which sets out the standards of business
behaviour we expect from our suppliers.
Our stones are sourced through suppliers who adhere to the
Kimberley Process and the World Diamond Council's System of
Warranties, preventing the distribution of conflict diamonds in
rough, cut and polished stones. Conflict diamonds are those
smuggled by rebels to finance wars against legitimate governments.
Our suppliers are also compliant with United Nations
Made of pure crystallised carbon with trace amounts of other
elements, such as nitrogen and boron, the increased amounts of
these trace elements in the crystal create variation in colour.
Stones with no trace elements are colourless, forming the white
diamonds that you will see in many of our collections. Increased
amounts of nitrogen create a yellow 'champagne' colour in the
stone. Their translucent champagne hue, also referred to as 'light
brown' or 'cognac' vary between each stone.
Our blue and black diamonds are treated by the annealing process in
which heat is used to improve their colour and achieve a
beautifully vivid tone. These precious stones have a smooth surface
which shines when cut and polished.