All About Gemstones

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!

Diamonds

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.

Colour: 

This scale goes from D to Z.  D-rated diamonds are the clearest, most colourless diamonds, where Z rated diamonds are yellowish.

Clarity:  

 This scale shows whether there are any inclusions within the stone.

 Cut:

The cut of the diamond affects its brightness and brilliance.

Carat:

Diamonds are sold by carat weight.  One carat weighs approximately 0.2g.