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Diamond FAQ

Updated: 2 days ago

Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about diamonds.


What is the Difference Between Lab Grown Diamonds and Natural Diamonds?

A lab grown diamond is a diamond created in a laboratory setting experiencing the same temperature and pressure conditions that naturally created diamonds face in the Earth’s crust. A natural diamond is mined from diamond formations occurring when pieces of carbon, deep in the surface of the Earth are subject to high amounts of pressure and heat. Natural diamonds can take up to hundreds of years to form, while lab diamonds are created from the carbon of pre-existing diamonds and grow in 3-4 weeks.


What is More Important Colour or Clarity?

Both colour and clarity are important when talking about diamonds. However, if a diamond were to have low clarity and high colour the probability of seeing inclusions within the diamond is higher.


What is Carat Weight?

Carat or the carat weight refers to the weight of the stone. One carat is equal to 0.2 grams. Other terms include centre diamond weight referring to the weight of only the centre diamond, while total diamond weight refers to the combined weight of all the diamonds within a piece. Carat is not to be confused with Karat, the measurement of the purity of gold.


How Do I Choose a Shape?

Try on different shapes and see what you like. Since everyone has unique finger shapes and sizes, trying on different diamond shapes can help you see which one fits your finger the best!

The diamond colour scale starts at 'D' for 'diamond'

What Does Colour Mean?

When referring to the colour of a diamond, a ‘colourless’ diamond is at the top of the scale. A diamond may be referred to as slightly tinted or not entirely colourless as the colour to the naked eye is difficult to see. At the other end of the scale, is where we can start to see the noticeable colour or “yellow diamonds”.




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