Carat WeightAll the diamonds on our site are listed with a carat weight (for example 0.20cts or 1 carat). This is a special scale used for measuring the weight of a diamond. As a rule of thumb, the larger the carat weight, the bigger the size of the diamond. The carat weight can also have a significant impact on the price.
To help you choose, we have also included average measurements for our diamond rings, pendants and earrings. In the case of earrings we use total weight, which is the total diamond weight of both earrings. For example, a 0.50ct total diamond weight pair of stud earrings will contain a 0.25ct diamond in each earring to make a total of 0.50 carats.
ColourThe diamond colour scale is used to measure how colourless a diamond is (also known as white). The GIA ranks diamonds from D to Z, where D is a colourless stone and Z is yellow.
We offer a range of different diamonds on our website, starting from D (exceptional white) to J (commercial white). D colour diamonds are only available as part of our flawless engagement rings. However these may also be included in our other products by special request.
For all our other engagement rings, earrings and pendants we use G, H, I and J rated stones. The main difference between each rating is the price, choosing a G instead of an I will increase the cost of your jewellery and while a G diamond is noticeably whiter when compared to an I diamond both offer excellent sparkle as both diamonds are still classified as "white".
ClarityThe third factor to consider when buying a diamond, is the clarity. This is ranked from Internally Flawless (IF) to Included (I). On our website the majority of are stones fall in to the Very Slightly Included (VS) or Slightly Included (SI) categories. We do offer Internally Flawless (IF) diamonds as part of our flawless engagement rings or by special request.
None of the stones we sell on our website have any inclusions visible to the naked eye. Only once viewed under atleast 10x magnification will any of our SI stones show slight inclusions to a trained eye. Therefore for most customers, the clarity is not as important as the colour of the diamond.