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Frequently Asked Questions


Carat is often confused with size even though it is actually a measure of weight. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. One carat can also be divided into 100 "points." A .75 carat diamond is the same as a 75-points or 3/4 carat diamond.

A 1-carat diamond costs exactly twice the price of a half-carat diamond, right? Wrong. Since larger diamonds are found less frequently in nature, which places them at the rarest level of the Diamond Quality Pyramid, a 1-carat diamond will cost more than twice a 1/2-carat diamond (assuming color, clarity, and cut remain constant).

Cut and mounting can make a diamond appear larger (or smaller) than its actual weight.


Inclusions are natural identifying characteristics such as minerals or fractures, appearing while diamonds are formed in the earth. They may look like tiny crystals, clouds, or feathers.

To view inclusions, jewelers use a magnifying loupe. This tool allows jewelers to see a diamond at 10x its actual size so that inclusions are easier to see. The position of inclusions can affect the value of a diamond. There are very few flawless diamonds found in nature, thus these diamonds are much more valuable.

 Inclusions are ranked on a scale of perfection, known as clarity, which was established by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The clarity scale, ranging from F (Flawless) to Included (I), is based on the visibility of inclusions at a magnification of 10x.

The greater a diamond's clarity, the more brilliant, valuable, and rare it is - and the higher it is on the Diamond Quality Pyramid.


Based on scientific formulas, a well-cut diamond will internally reflect light from one mirror-like facet to another and disperse and reflect it through the top of the stone. This results in a display of brilliance and fire, thereby placing well-cut diamonds higher on the Diamond Quality Pyramid than deep or shallow-cut diamonds.

Diamonds that are cut too deep or too shallow lose or leak light through the side or bottom, resulting in less brilliance and ultimately, value.
Cut also refers to shape-round, square, pear, or heart for example. Since a round diamond is symmetrical and capable of reflecting nearly all the light that enters, it is the most brilliant of all diamond shapes and follows specific proportional guidelines. Non-round shapes, also known as "fancy shapes," will have their own guidelines to be considered well-cut.


Diamonds range in color from icy winter whites to warm summer whites. Diamonds are graded on a color scale established by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) which ranges from D (colorless) to Z.
Warmer-colored diamonds (K–Z) are particularly desirable when set in yellow gold. Icy winter whites (D–J) look stunning when set in white gold or platinum.
Color differences are very subtle and it is very difficult to see the difference between, say, an E and an F. Therefore, colors are graded under controlled lighting conditions and are compared to a master set for accuracy.
Truly colorless stones graded D, treasured for their rarity, are the highest on the Diamond Quality Pyramid. Color, however, ultimately comes down to personal taste.


To keep your precious jewellery pieces as fine and sparkling as the day you found them, follow our essential guide…

  • Keep your jewellery away from nail polish removers, perfume, hairspray, sharp blows, direct sunlight, and extreme heat/cold conditions.

  • Clean your jewellery regularly with soft clothes and occasionally with professional jewellery cleaning products available in the market (always read the manufacturer's instructions). Alternatively, take your jewellery to your local jewellers for a professional cleaning.

  • Never wear your jewellery when swimming, cleaning dishes, or performing any other activities which involve the use of detergents or chemicals as it may cause damage to your jewellery and their protective coatings.

  • Always try to keep your jewellery in a softbox or pouch separately, so that they do not rub together to avoid scratching and damage to its protective coatings.


We recommend that all diamond jewellery is stored individually in soft cloth pouches when not being worn to prevent the diamond or diamonds from scratching or dulling other jewellery.


  • Wrap a piece of string or paper strip around the base of your finger.

  • Make the string or paper where it overlaps to form a complete circle.

  • Measure the length of the section of string or paper where it overlaps around the finger.

  • Compare the measurement with the given chart to determine your ring size. 


Unlike bracelet sizes, bangle size cannot be measured in inches because most bangles do not open and so have to be slipped over the hand. The bangle sizes are given in diameter, which is the distance measured across the inner diameter of the bangle. The bangle size measures, the diameters are given as two full inches and a fraction of an inch. The fraction is normally given as parts of 1/16 sections.

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