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Cathedral Setting in 14k White Gold
Setting Price: $395.00
Our Signature Packaging consists of a black velvet Jewelry box that securely hold your purchase and has an outer cardboard box. These boxes are great for gift giving and storage.
Metal Type:14k White Gold
Band Width:3.5 mm
Metal Weight : 4.25 gm
Side Stone Information
Sale Price: $249.00
In the jewelry industry, the word "cut" usually brings to mind the shape or the outline of a diamond's front. The seven most popular and fashionable shapes are the round brilliant, marquise, pear, emerald, oval, princess, and heart.
Deep in the earth, when a diamond was being formed out of carbon, certain chemicals may have been drawn into the mix. The result is an added tinge of color in the transparent stone. Most common in diamonds is a degree of brown or yellow color, but diamonds have been found in all the colors of the rainbow.
When jewelers talk about the "fine color" of a diamond, what they really want you to notice is how little visible color the stone has. Colorless, or icy white, diamonds are the most prized and most expensive. The slightly colored diamonds are less valuable than the perfectly white or boldly colored red, yellow, and blue "fancies." The 45.52 carat Hope Diamond, on display at the Smithsonian, is remarkable in part for its prized cornflower blue color.
Diamonds are graded according to the GIA color chart.
Private companies once used their own grading systems and called diamond colors AA+, AB, 1+, etc. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) - an independent, non-commercial association - wanted to create a standard chart that couldn't be compared or confused with others. Thus, the perfectly colorless diamond is now given a color rating of D. Any company that tries to sell you a diamond they rate as "A+" in color is probably up to no good.
Diamonds are measured in terms of weight, not size. The heavier the diamond, the greater the carat weight. The name "carat" is derived from the carob seed. These seeds are remarkably consistent in weight and size and so were the favored scale balances in ancient markets. Carat weight should not be confused with "karat," the term used to describe gold's fineness or purity.
A gem carat equals 200 milligrams, and there are 142 carats to every ounce. A carat is composed of one hundred points. Jewelers evaluate a diamond's carat weight by using an exceptionally sensitive metric scale that measures weight in points. So, a 1/4 carat diamond is also called a 25 point diamond. Because large diamonds are extremely rare -- and diamonds over one carat in size are becoming increasingly so -- every tiny increase in weight can result in a big increase in market value. Generally speaking, the larger the diamond, the higher the price. Even a large diamond that has so-so color and clarity will cost more than a smaller but finer diamond, simply because the larger ones are scarce.
Clarity is the term used to describe a diamond's clearness or purity. Taken into consideration are the number, size, nature, and location of imperfections on the finished gemstone. Internal flaws are called inclusions, and external ones are called blemishes. Many of these are not visible to the naked eye, but under magnification, tiny featherlike shapes, crystals, bubbles, and dark flecks become apparent. These marks are as distinctive and recognizable as fingerprints -- in fact, they are commonly referred to as the diamond's fingerprint. The more imperfections there are in a diamond and the more visible they are to the eye, the lower the market value.
All gemstones used are hand selected and matched from a selection of gemstones considered AA+ rated. Unlike diamonds, there is not an industry standard grading system. AA+ gemstones consist of stones that have consistent color, excellent finish and shine, and no surface scratches. Any minor internal inclusions are only visible under 20X magnification or more. If you would like more information on gemstone quality or would like to request an upgrade or customize your purchase, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.332.4382 and ask to speak with a Diamond and Gem Specialist.
*Please Note: natural precious emerald gemstones tend to have more visible inclusions even when considered to be of AA+ quality. AA+ emeralds tend to have slightly cloudy areas and/or minor black inclusions deep within the stone. The look is very appropriate for high end and everyday wear jewelry. Our gemologist hand select emeralds to maximize a balance in color clarity.
Depth measures the height of the diamond from the Culet to the Table. Depth measurement
is quoted in millimeters.
Table refers to the largest facet on the diamond located on the top of the stone.
The cutting process of a diamond includes a polishing procedure in which a final
finishing is applied to each facet of the stone. Faint polishing lines, which are
invisible to the naked eye, result from the process. The polish grading is an indicator
of the cut quality. Polish range includes Ideal, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair
Diamond Symmetry refers to the cut proportions of the stone's facets. Symmetry quality
is based on the likeness of the stones upper and lower cut proportions. The higher
the grade, the more alike the cut facets between the Pavilion and the Crown will
be. . The symmetry grade is an indicator of the cut quality. Symmetry range includes
Ideal, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor.
The Girdle of a diamond describes the narrow band between the Crown and the Pavilion.
Girdle is described in terms of the amount of thickness the area includes. Girdle
range includes Extremely Thin, Thin, Medium, Slightly Thick, Thick, and Extremely
The Culet refers to a tiny flat facet at the bottom of a diamonds Pavilion. Flat
culets were used in the olden days to offer protection to the stone and prevent
chipping on the bottom side. Modern cuts usually have a small to no culet because
settings usually provide sufficient protection.
Fluorescence describes a level of light emission when exposed to UV Rays. Fluorescence
can usually only be detected by an experienced gemologist. Strong and Very Strong
Fluorescence tend to create for a slight cloudiness to the stone. High fluorescence
is rare and lead to a slightly lower priced stone.