All MV precious stones are hand-chosen by Monica and bespoke
cut to her specifications. Learn more about diamonds in our stone
Diamond is the hardest known mineral to man, formed by the
elemental forces of heat and pressure up to 50 miles below the
earth, more than three billion years ago. This universally adored
precious stone is 140 times harder than sapphire and ruby, which
explains why it is symbolic the world over for everlasting
Diamonds are made of pure crystallised carbon with trace amounts of
other elements, notably nitrogen and boron. Increased amounts of
these trace elements in the crystal create variation in colour.
Stones with no trace elements are colourless. Increased amounts of
nitrogen create a yellow 'Champagne' colour in the stone. Monica
Vinader blue diamonds are treated by the annealing process in which
heat is used to improve their colour and achieve a beautifully
The' brilliance' and 'fire' within a diamond is caused by its high
refractive index - the highest of any naturally occurring gemstone
- so the light will bounce and reflect within the stone, which
along with its ability to be highly polished, creates the exquisite
Birthstone for: April
Monica Vinader is 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 outs the standards of
business behaviour we expect from our suppliers.
Our diamonds 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 both
in rough, cut and polished stones. Conflict diamonds are those
smuggled by rebels to finance wars against legitimate governments.
Our diamond suppliers are also compliant with United Nations
The 4 C's
Cut refers to the diamond's reflective qualities resulting from the
exact placements of facets within the stone. MV diamonds are cut to
show their brilliance to optimum effect and the shape we use is
Diamonds are graded on their lack of colour. Most valuable diamonds
are colourless, with the exception being diamonds with strong
colour traces such as yellow, blue and pink, which are very rare.
MV diamonds are H/I colour, which is near colourless on the
Nearly all diamonds contain some natural inclusions. The visibility
and number of these inclusions determine its clarity, and the fewer
inclusions, the more valuable the diamond. The clarity grades are:
Flawless, Internally Flawless, Very Very Slightly Included, Very
Slightly Included, Slightly Included and Included. MV diamonds
range from slightly Included- Included, meaning minute inclusions
can be detected under 10 x magnification.
A Carat (ct) is a unit of measurement to weigh gemstones. A one
carat diamond can come in varying sizes depending on how it is cut.
You can find the carat weight of your MV diamond piece in its style
Translucent black with no visible inclusions or character to the
naked eye. Smooth surface which shines when cut and polished.
A translucent teal-blue colour which may vary slightly between
each diamond. No visible inclusions or character to the naked eye.
Smooth surface which shines when cut and polished.
Translucent champagne colour, also referred to as 'light brown'
or 'cognac'. The shade may vary slightly between each diamond. No
visible inclusions or character to the naked eye. Smooth surface
which shines when cut and polished.
We use H or I colour diamonds which are near colourless. Our I1
clarity means our diamonds are slightly included. Due to the small
0.8mm size of our diamonds, these inclusions are not visible to the
naked eye and we are sure they do not affect the over all sparkle.
Diamonds are inherently 140 times harder than sapphire and