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INFORMATION ON DIAMONDS

DIAMOND FACTS FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING

They say diamonds are forever and they’d be right. Not only are diamonds the most popular stone for engagement rings, but they are also a forever companion, made to last a lifetime. If you’re contemplating diamonds for your engagement ring, it’s best to be fully educated on these gorgeous and timeless stones. At Abby Sparks Jewelry, we consider ourselves experts on diamonds. Being one of our favorite ways to decorate a custom engagement ring, we have extensive knowledge over every detail, including the history of diamond engagement rings, the durability and brilliance of diamonds, what the classic Four C’s are, and how we source these precious minerals. Abby Sparks Jewelry has all the information on diamonds and diamond facts that you need to know.

DIAMOND CLARITY CHART

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DIAMOND COLOR CHART

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COLORED DIAMONDS

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ROUGH DIAMONDS

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THE FOUR C’s

The best diamond engagement rings feature high scoring grades for each of the four C’s: the cut, carat, clarity, and color of a diamond. If you’re planning on purchasing a diamond for your engagement ring, it is wise to become familiar with what each term means.

CLARITY

CLARITY

Everything in nature is perfectly imperfect, and diamonds are no exception. Virtually every diamond has microscopic inclusions or blemishes inside its facets. Fewer inclusions mean a brighter shine, or clarity, within a diamond. Though many find these “birthmarks” to be endearing and add personality to the stone, too many flaws can cause a diamond to look dull. The clarity of a high quality diamond is graded on the GIA’s report of the diamond clarity chart , scoping from flawless to imperfect, and are inspected under 10x magnification to receive the full determined grade.

CUT

CUT

As one of the most visible elements, cut describes both shape and the reflective proportions of a diamond. How precisely a diamond is cut indicates its fire: the higher the cut grade, the more the diamond sparkles. Diamonds come in a variety of cuts: cushion cut, princess cut, emerald cut, oval, pear shaped and much more. Whichever cut your heart desires, our custom jewelers will source the highest quality diamond cut for your engagement ring.

CARAT

CARAT

Carat measures the weight of the diamond. Generally speaking, the higher the carat weight, the bigger the diamond, and the bigger the price tag. Though 1 carat is the standard size for a diamond engagement ring, it can certainly vary based on preferences and budget. An admirably sized diamond can be boasted on a solitaire diamond ring, while to maximize the carat of a diamond, surrounding the center stone with a halo of smaller accent diamonds can help make the rock pop. At Abby Sparks Jewelry, we’ve developed 5 ways to get a bigger looking diamond engagement ring.

COLOR

COLOR

Diamonds are graded on the diamond color chart, from the most sought after: nearly white and colorless to slight tints of light yellow. While the most popular and highest valued is a D colorless diamond, some people prefer diamonds with a slight hue of color with a S or Z grade. Those who want to skip tints and go all out with bold and striking colors will be happy to know that diamonds are are also available in nearly all hues. From blue to pink to black, colored diamonds are the perfect stone for the stand out bride.

 SOURCING YOUR DIAMOND

Abby Sparks Jewelry sources only the finest and highest quality diamonds. Each stone is sourced according to your design parameters and preferences and if 1 carat or higher will include certificate of registration, either GIA or EGL. This means that our stones receive jewelry industry approval from the country’s standardized laboratories, assuring that the diamond on your custom engagement ring qualifies in all areas of the Four C’s.

We strive to source the most ethical and conflict free diamonds on the market. Abby Sparks Jewelry participates in and implements the requirements of the Kimberley Process which works to reduce the flow of blood diamonds across the globe by avoiding the buying and shipment of conflict diamonds at all costs. If you value ethics above all else and want a 100% conflict-free diamond or gemstone, consider an ethical engagement ring featuring lab created diamonds.

With our unique stone sourcing experience and Custom Design Process, our clients see, touch and select their favorite stones for their custom design. If you have heirloom jewelry that contains diamonds, we can recycle the stone into ethical and economical repurposed jewelry.

WHY DIAMONDS?

Treasured by by people for centuries, diamonds are the most popular engagement ring stone in the jewelry industry, outselling all other gemstones combined. But just how did they become the universal stone for engagement rings?

History tells us that diamonds were first placed onto engagement rings in 1477 when Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with rings set with diamonds in the shape of an “M”. The Austrian aristocrat’s 1477 diamonds created a major shift in engagement ring style, just like Kate Middleton’s blue sapphire stunner a few years ago. And even though diamonds are no longer reserved for royalty, they still reign as a symbol of wealth, sophistication, and the finer things in life. Today, an estimated 80 percent of proposals are made with diamond rings. These dazzlers are everlasting; a symbol of unbreakable fidelity that’s perfect to commemorate your forever love.

There may be no better way to say “I love you” than with the gift of a diamond.

Quick Diamond Facts:

  • Real diamonds are clear like ice and disperse a rainbow of awe-inspiring colors then they catch the light
  • On the Moh’s Hardness Scale, a diamond’s hardness measures a top notch 10, making it the roughest and toughest stone to contend with.
  • Many regard diamonds as a genuine expression of perfect because they are naturally indestructible.
  • Diamonds polish keeps for months and can stand everyday wear.
  • A diamond’s brilliance is a term that combines its reflection, dispersion, and refraction when light passes through one side of the diamond and is bent symmetrically through the top of the stone, giving a diamond the greatest brilliance index of all stones

Because of their renowned reputation and ability to project an array of contrasted color, diamonds are the most popular and cherished stones for engagement rings. With your newfound information on diamonds, diamond facts, and the four c’s, get inspired with our diamond engagement rings or book an initial consultation to create your custom diamond engagement ring.

Book an appointment with Abby Sparks today and begin creating your custom jewelry


INFORMATION ON DIAMONDS

DIAMOND FACTS FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING

They say diamonds are forever and they’d be right. Not only are diamonds the most popular stone for engagement rings, but they are also a forever companion, made to last a lifetime. If you’re contemplating diamonds for your engagement ring, it’s best to be fully educated on these gorgeous and timeless stones. At Abby Sparks Jewelry, we consider ourselves experts on diamonds. Being one of our favorite ways to decorate a custom engagement ring, we have extensive knowledge over every detail, including the history of diamond engagement rings, the durability and brilliance of diamonds, what the classic Four C’s are, and how we source these precious minerals. Abby Sparks Jewelry has all the information on diamonds and diamond facts that you need to know.

DIAMOND CLARITY CHART

LEARN MORE

DIAMOND COLOR CHART

LEARN MORE

COLORED DIAMONDS

LEARN MORE

ROUGH DIAMONDS

LEARN MORE

THE FOUR C’s

The best diamond engagement rings feature high scoring grades for each of the four C’s: the cut, carat, clarity, and color of a diamond. If you’re planning on purchasing a diamond for your engagement ring, it is wise to become familiar with what each term means.

CLARITY

CLARITY

Everything in nature is perfectly imperfect, and diamonds are no exception. Virtually every diamond has microscopic inclusions or blemishes inside its facets. Fewer inclusions mean a brighter shine, or clarity, within a diamond. Though many find these “birthmarks” to be endearing and add personality to the stone, too many flaws can cause a diamond to look dull. The clarity of a high quality diamond is graded on the GIA’s report of the diamond clarity chart , scoping from flawless to imperfect, and are inspected under 10x magnification to receive the full determined grade.

CUT

CUT

As one of the most visible elements, cut describes both shape and the reflective proportions of a diamond. How precisely a diamond is cut indicates its fire: the higher the cut grade, the more the diamond sparkles. Diamonds come in a variety of cuts: cushion cut, princess cut, emerald cut, oval, pear shaped and much more. Whichever cut your heart desires, our custom jewelers will source the highest quality diamond cut for your engagement ring.

CARAT

CARAT

Carat measures the weight of the diamond. Generally speaking, the higher the carat weight, the bigger the diamond, and the bigger the price tag. Though 1 carat is the standard size for a diamond engagement ring, it can certainly vary based on preferences and budget. An admirably sized diamond can be boasted on a solitaire diamond ring, while to maximize the carat of a diamond, surrounding the center stone with a halo of smaller accent diamonds can help make the rock pop. At Abby Sparks Jewelry, we’ve developed 5 ways to get a bigger looking diamond engagement ring.

COLOR

COLOR

Diamonds are graded on the diamond color chart, from the most sought after: nearly white and colorless to slight tints of light yellow. While the most popular and highest valued is a D colorless diamond, some people prefer diamonds with a slight hue of color with a S or Z grade. Those who want to skip tints and go all out with bold and striking colors will be happy to know that diamonds are are also available in nearly all hues. From blue to pink to black, colored diamonds are the perfect stone for the stand out bride.

 SOURCING YOUR DIAMOND

Abby Sparks Jewelry sources only the finest and highest quality diamonds. Each stone is sourced according to your design parameters and preferences and if 1 carat or higher will include certificate of registration, either GIA or EGL. This means that our stones receive jewelry industry approval from the country’s standardized laboratories, assuring that the diamond on your custom engagement ring qualifies in all areas of the Four C’s.

We strive to source the most ethical and conflict free diamonds on the market. Abby Sparks Jewelry participates in and implements the requirements of the Kimberley Process which works to reduce the flow of blood diamonds across the globe by avoiding the buying and shipment of conflict diamonds at all costs. If you value ethics above all else and want a 100% conflict-free diamond or gemstone, consider an ethical engagement ring featuring lab created diamonds.

With our unique stone sourcing experience and Custom Design Process, our clients see, touch and select their favorite stones for their custom design. If you have heirloom jewelry that contains diamonds, we can recycle the stone into ethical and economical repurposed jewelry.

WHY DIAMONDS?

Treasured by by people for centuries, diamonds are the most popular engagement ring stone in the jewelry industry, outselling all other gemstones combined. But just how did they become the universal stone for engagement rings?

History tells us that diamonds were first placed onto engagement rings in 1477 when Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with rings set with diamonds in the shape of an “M”. The Austrian aristocrat’s 1477 diamonds created a major shift in engagement ring style, just like Kate Middleton’s blue sapphire stunner a few years ago. And even though diamonds are no longer reserved for royalty, they still reign as a symbol of wealth, sophistication, and the finer things in life. Today, an estimated 80 percent of proposals are made with diamond rings. These dazzlers are everlasting; a symbol of unbreakable fidelity that’s perfect to commemorate your forever love.

There may be no better way to say “I love you” than with the gift of a diamond.

Quick Diamond Facts:

  • Real diamonds are clear like ice and disperse a rainbow of awe-inspiring colors then they catch the light
  • On the Moh’s Hardness Scale, a diamond’s hardness measures a top notch 10, making it the roughest and toughest stone to contend with.
  • Many regard diamonds as a genuine expression of perfect because they are naturally indestructible.
  • Diamonds polish keeps for months and can stand everyday wear.
  • A diamond’s brilliance is a term that combines its reflection, dispersion, and refraction when light passes through one side of the diamond and is bent symmetrically through the top of the stone, giving a diamond the greatest brilliance index of all stones

Because of their renowned reputation and ability to project an array of contrasted color, diamonds are the most popular and cherished stones for engagement rings. With your newfound information on diamonds, diamond facts, and the four c’s, get inspired with our diamond engagement rings or book an initial consultation to create your custom diamond engagement ring.

Book an appointment with Abby Sparks today and begin creating your custom jewelry