All About Gemstones
I'll be adding some information here around the gemstones I use and how I source them. This page will be updated as I get asked questions, so if there's something you'd like to know that isn't here, please just ask!
I source my diamonds carefully, only from sellers who have made sure they are conflict-free. Diamonds are graded in relation to the 4Cs - Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight - a sclae which was created by the GIA, the Gemological Institute of America. More information can be found here.
This scale goes from D to Z. D-rated diamonds are the clearest, most colourless diamonds, where Z rated diamonds are yellowish.
This scale shows whether there are any inclusions within the stone.
The cut of the diamond affects its brightness and brilliance.
Diamonds are sold by carat weight. One carat weighs approximately 0.2g.