At Angela Daniel Jewellery, Auckland, we only sell quality diamond earrings. Diamonds are not just a precious stone, but a symbol of class, elegance and taste. Our diamond earrings follow the “four C’s” of quality; Carat, clarity, colour and cut. It is these four things that combine to create the quality of the diamond.
A carat is a unit of measurement by which diamonds are measured, with one carat being equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams. Because large diamonds are found less commonly than small diamonds, the price of a diamond rises exponentially with its size.
When we talk of a diamond’s clarity, we are referring degree of marks within the stone. Almost all diamonds with have small, inner flaws of some sort, it’s very rare to find a flawless diamond. The clarity of the stone is determined by the size, visibility and number of these blemishes. The less of these “inclusions” the brighter and clearer your diamond earrings will shine! Every diamond is formed uniquely within the earth of millions of years, and as such each will be different. No two are the same, and that’s something you can reply on to make your pair of earrings unique, just like you.
When jewellers speak of a diamond’s colour, they are actually referring to the absence of colour in white diamonds. A diamond’s colour is a result of it’s chemical composition and it never changes over time. Because a colourless diamond, allows more light to pass through it than a coloured one (in the same way glass does), colourless diamonds emit more sparkle & shine. Again, because of the incredible and complex formation process, truly colourless diamonds are extremely rare, therefore, the whiter a diamond is, the more valuable.
The cut of a diamond is probably the most important of the “four C’s”. Not to be confused with the shape of the diamond, the cut is all about the way light interacts within the stone. If a diamond is cut correctly, because of the angles inside, light will bounce around and then return to the eye, making the sparkle almost seem to come from the inside out. A pair of diamond earrings that are cut properly will shine from your ears from across the room!