4C's

What makes our diamonds Brilliant?

With over 2 decades of experience Wedding Ring King are experts at grading diamonds according to these factors and identifying the best quality diamonds to use in our designs.

In his 18 years as a Qualified Diamond Grader, Robbie Chapman – our renowned Jeweller – travelled the globe and bought, sold and handled some of the world’s most exquisite loose diamonds. While watching the trade evolve from diamonds hand-cut by super-skilled diamond cutters, to technology taking over with lasers and machines.

He’s condensed all of this knowledge into the ‘Robbie Chapman 101 of Diamonds’.

COLOUR

Colour grading commences from D (colourless) and becomes a tinge of yellow around the I-J colour and continues lower in colour from there.  

All our rings use diamonds in the F to G colour grade – or better. This we feel is the ‘above average’ and also the ‘best value’ for when it comes to colour grading. In all our years of manufacturing the highest of quality jewellery our clients have always been 100% satisfied with their final product when supplied this grade of diamond.

But, you’re the boss! And whatever your preference, we’re will supply exactly what you’re looking for. All you need to do is ask!

CLARITY

FL – Flawless

IF – Internally Flawless

VVS – Very Very Small Inclusions

VS – Very Small Inclusions

SI – Small Inclusions

I – Inclusions

The clarity of a diamond lies between FL - I. From completely flawless with absolutely no inclusions (marks or imperfections), to inclusions that are visible to the naked eye.

We usually recommend ‘SI’ clarity to our clients as it’s the best value diamond that doesn’t have obvious flaws visible to the naked eye. 

In the end, our Kings and Queens (you!) always get what they want and we provide any clarity that your heart desires! 

CUT

Not to be confused with just the shape of the diamond, there’s also another factor in this part of he 4c’s which is the ‘make of the diamond’.

The ‘make’ of your diamond is what influences the sparkle and is one of the most important factors in achieving the brilliance in a diamond.

The image below shows the difference between the 3 variations, where the arrow indicates the path of natural light passing through the diamond:

Ideal Cut:

To achieve an infinite sparkling diamond, natural light should enter from the top, hit the bottom (pavilion) of the diamond at a 90-degree angle, then reflect across to the opposite side and reflect back up at a 90-degree angle. This allows the natural light to enter and exit through the diamond to give ultimate brilliance. Exquisite isn’t it!

At Wedding Ring King we ONLY supply ‘ideal cut’ diamonds – gifting you with the best quality diamond that will sparkle forever!

‘Shallow Cut’ and ‘Deep Cut’ diamonds let the natural light (the sparkle) escape through the bottom of the diamond – losing a lot of the diamond’s glorious brilliance.

CARAT

The weight of a diamond is measured in carats and the higher the carat, the larger the diameter of the diamond.

One carat is divided into 100 “points”. A diamond of 100 points would then be referred to as 1.00-carat diamond:  100 / 100 = 1.00 carats

If we think about this in actual weight, then a 1.00ct diamond weighs 0.20 grams and a 5.00ct diamond weighs 1 gram.

At Wedding Ring King we ONLY supply ‘ideal cut’ diamonds – gifting you with the best quality diamond that will sparkle forever!

‘Shallow Cut’ and ‘Deep Cut’ diamonds let the natural light (the sparkle) escape through the bottom of the diamond – losing a lot of the diamond’s glorious brilliance. To learn more feel free to browse our  Why Choose Wedding Ring King page 

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