The diamond is the most luxurious gemstone – a timeless, beautiful stone that gilds any piece of jewelry. Diamonds come in different sizes, shapes and price ranges. Each diamond is unique, created by nature. They are ground with a gentle hand to preserve as much as possible of its original size, shape and luster. The quality of the diamond is determined by its carat, colour, clarity and cut (in English "the four C's – Carat, Colour, Clarity & Cut).
Carat - carat
When talking about diamonds, the term carat is often used, i.e. the weight of the diamond. The weight is of course related to the size, but does not always have to mean the same thing. Our tip is to not only focus on the carat of the diamond, but also look at the cut, clarity and color to find the right one. The price of a 1 carat diamond varies by several tens of thousands of kroner depending on quality.
Cut - grinding
The most important factor when choosing a diamond is the cut. The right cut makes the diamond show itself from its very best side: bigger, brighter and more vibrant. All diamonds reflect light, but a really well-cut stone allows the light to travel the right way, resulting in incredible brilliance.
Clarity – clarity
Diamonds come from nature and are therefore completely unique. It may involve some traces or defects. Traces that actually distinguish real diamonds from synthetic ones. The degree of clarity is about the number of tracks, their location and size. The fewer tracks, the higher the classification.
The color scale for diamonds constitutes its own classification. If you choose a colored diamond, this is of course of great importance, and there is a color scale for colorless diamonds as well. Then you talk about the lack of color and there are variants of completely colorless/white (sometimes Top Wesselton) and almost colorless (Wesselton). The color scale is named from D down to Z. The larger the diamond you choose, the more important it is to focus on the color as the reflections become more prominent in a large diamond.
We only use conflict-free diamonds, which is guaranteed by the Kimberly process (link). For those who choose a larger diamond, a certificate is also included that guarantees quality and authenticity. Our quality of diamonds is always Top Wesselton VS which means rare white with very small inclusions (can only be seen with 10x magnification)
All our diamond rings are available in both 18 carat red gold and 18 carat white gold. Choose between classic alliance and solitaire rings (single stone rings) or Annika's own design. Link to the rings
Apart from the diamond, mother earth has also created many other amazing gemstones. There are over 500 different types of gemstones, although not all are used for jewelry. Most gemstones are minerals that form in the earth's crust. In the structure of the mineral there are also small amounts of different metals - this is how the gemstones get their unique colors. For example, it is
iron that makes an aquamarine so beautifully blue. Pretty cool though!
A gemstone is graded based on six different criteria: color, size, clarity, hardness, cut and rarity. These determine the price of the stone, which can vary greatly. We use various gemstones, not least in our beautiful cocktail rings (link) and pendants for the martall earring (link).