Auckland Ring Company pride themselves on their selection of beautiful, rare and exquisite hand picked diamonds from around the world. Today the best can be sourced and made available within a short timeframe at very competitive prices.
Independent reports and laboratory certificates are available with each diamond over 0.30ct purchased at Auckland Ring Company. This certificate (e.g., GIA/Gemlab) warrants the authenticity of the diamond and the jewellery in which it is set.
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Auckland Ring Company puts precision, time and passion into selecting and presenting each and every diamond, after all, a diamond is a lifetime investment. Our quality standards known as the 4 C’s – Carat, Colour, Clarity, Cut and Certification – ensure each diamond’s characteristics are of the finest pedigree. Choose from: Round Brilliant, Princess, Emerald, Asscher, Marquise, Oval, Radiant, Pear, Heart, Cushion and fancy coloured loose diamonds.
Diamond Shape (round, square, oval, etc.)
When a diamond is uncovered from the earth, it is jagged and rough. Like a sculptor, the diamond cutter carves a magnificent jewel out of the precious rock. They choose the ultimate shape which will best flatter the diamond rough using their skill to cut precise facets in the stone. During this process, more than 50% of a rough diamond is lost in cutting and polishing and up to 80% if it is flawed or misshapen.
In diamond language, Cut and Shape are not the same. A diamond must be cut to make a shape, but while the shape is the basic overall geometry or form of the diamond (round, square, oval, etc.), the cut refers to facets and proportions and gives diamonds their brilliance and fire.
The parts of the diamond which reflect its shape are the diamond’s table and crown, for example in the round diamond they are cut to produce a round shape when looking down from above. The 4C’s of a diamond determine their quality and beauty. Diamond Shape is the key to a Diamond’s personality, style and character traits and the diamond shape you choose will be a matter of your individual taste and style. Popular diamond shapes today are Round Brilliant, Princess, Emerald, Radiant, Asscher, Oval, Marquise, Cushion, Pear, Heart, Trilliant and Baguette.
Carat (0.25ct, 0.50ct, 0.75ct, 1ct, 1.5ct, 2ct, 3ct, 4ct, 5ct)
Carat is the weight used to measure the mass of a diamond. A one carat diamond weighs .02 grams. Jewellers, however, refer to diamonds using carats and points (percentage of a carat): 100 points equals one carat, 50 points equals a half carat, 75 points equals three quarters of a carat. It’s very important to note that carat refers only to a diamond’s weight and not the size. Each diamond of a certain weight has ideal proportions which will maximize its fire and brilliance, any compromise may be trading beauty for bulk.
Colour (D, E, F, G)
Colour (except in fancy coloured diamonds) refers to the diamonds lack of colour. White diamonds are graded on a universal colour scale from D to Z. The less colour, or the more white a diamond appears, the higher the colour grade it receives. Diamonds with a D colour are absolutely colourless, extremely rare and the highest colour in value returning the most light and generating the most sparkle. Diamonds can also be yellow, blue, green and pink (Argyle).
Clarity (F, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1)
Clarity refers to a diamond’s lack of inclusions (internal, speck of dirt trapped inside the diamond) or blemishes (external, slight surface scratch). Because diamonds are formed by nature, most do contain some inclusions or blemishes, but many are microscopic and can be glimpsed only under powerful magnification. It is the lack of these inclusions that influences the price. From flawless through to inclusions – all clarity grades are available to suit all requirements.
Cut (Ideal, Excellent, Very Good, Good)
Cut refers to the way the diamond has been cut and polished from its original natural rough state – releasing the diamonds fiery sparkle. Not to be confused with the diamond shape, cut refers to its proportions.The cut examines the proportions, symmetry and how well the diamond returns light back to your eye. Nature is responsible for marks and colour, but the diamond cutter is the one who unlocks the true beauty of a diamond. A high quality cut will fuel the fire, sparkle and brilliance of your diamond. A poorly cut stone will give a dark, dull and lifeless appearance regardless of the colour or clarity.
Inspired by vibrant colour and exquisite rare cuts, Auckland Ring Company design and create beautiful original jewellery using the best coloured gemstones available from around the world.
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