Square Emerald Cut. From the popularity of the 1920s Art Deco period, the timeless elegance of the Emerald cut diamond still appeals today.Rectangular in shape with the corners removed, the Emerald cut is a step cut. It consists of a series of linear trapezoid facets, as steps on the pavilion and on the crown, stepping […]


The quality of the cut refers to the measurements of the diamond’s proportions, the symmetry of the facets and the quality of the polish. Cut or make is the most critical factor in the overall beauty of a diamond. For diamonds of different proportions, the light behaves differently as it enters and exits the stone. […]


Clarity grading uses a series of abbreviations to denote the size, number, location, type and intensity of inclusions as well as external blemishes. The type and arrangement of inclusions allows the stone to be identified. As a diamond forms within the earth and travels to the surface, the extreme conditions make it rare that it […]


The international colour grading system uses the letters, D to Z, to denote a colour, where D is colourless and the depth of colour increases down the scale to Z. Colour grade is assigned by comparison to a master set of colour grading stones that each act as the borderline between two colour grades. D […]


The term carat dates back to when gemstones were weighed using the carob bean as a counter balance. Unlike colour, clarity and cut, which are the result of visual assessment, carat weight is conclusively determined by weighing the stone on a diamond balance or scale. Carat weight can be expressed as points, where 1 carat […]