As one of six American jewelers recently invited by De Beers to visit Bultfontein Mine in South Africa, co-owners Richard and Jacqueline Neustaedter received the piece of mind they needed, knowing that their diamonds are mined and cut in a safe, humane environment. New materials have also emerged, including titanium - one of the hottest new jewelry trends on the market. Titanium comes in several colors, is very durable and - most importantly - is considered extremely fashionable.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Proportions of the premium cut diamonds are very close to ideal cut. Premium cut diamond may be close to the ideal cut proportions and look just identical. By all means such diamonds are considered well cut. In fact, many consumers cannot distinguish between the ideal cut diamond and the premium cut. Appearance of diamond is very subjective and cannot be fully evaluated just by their proportions along.
Color Color grade I is in the middle of the near colorless category. Typically a trained professional will be able to discern the presence of color. Some people prefer warmer colors like I. When I color diamond is set in yellow gold jewelry used with yellow gold bezel, the diamond will appear as gorgeous as any of the higher graded stones.
Clarity Diamonds of I1 clarity are included. Typically inclusions in I1 diamonds can be seen with the naked eye through the crown side of the diamond. Although visible usually such inclusions only slightly affect the brilliancy of the diamond. I1 clarity diamonds may be a good choice for budget conscious customers.