A GUIDE TO DIAMONDS

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
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.

COLOUR
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.

CLARITY
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 eye.

CARAT WEIGHT
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 our website.

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ETHICAL SOURCING

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 resolutions.

COLOUR DIAMONDS

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.

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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.