NOUVEAU JEWELLERS | DIAMOND GUIDE
THE FOUR C's
The 4Cs have since become the standard for describing a diamond’s specific characteristics. Of course, there are many beautiful shapes, sizes quality and colour. Unlike the majority of jewellers we specialise in diamonds and offer all grades of diamonds to make sure there are diamonds for every taste and every pocket.
The combination of CUT, COLOUR, CLARITY & CARAT denote a diamond’s value and rarity.
A diamond’s brilliance is largely determined by its cut. An expertly cut diamond, with perfectly symmetrical and aligned facets, will reflect light beautifully, leading to unrivalled brilliance. True expertise is required to create facets with perfect proportions that maximise light and increase a diamond’s signature sparkle.
White or colourless diamonds exist on a scale of many different shades, ranging from brilliant white to pale yellow. These subtle differences are graded on a colour scale from D (colourless) to Z (light yellow).
Beautiful coloured diamonds, in hues of yellow, pink, blue, orange, green and red, for example, go beyond all other measures of rarity, and are graded based on their intensity and enticing depth of colour.
Diamonds are created by tremendous heat and pressure deep within the earth. This thoroughly organic process means that virtually all diamonds contain internal inclusions and surface blemishes.
Diamonds with fewer of these characteristics are deemed to have a higher clarity, ranging from FL, or Flawless, to I, signalling a number of inclusions.
BUYING DIAMONDS FROM NOUVEAU JEWELLERS
All of Nouveau's diamonds are purchased or sourced from legitimate sources that are not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. We deal with reputable suppliers whom we know and trust for generations and who guarantee their diamonds are non-conflict.
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