A Guide To Diamonds And Gemstones

From being a girl’s best friend to a symbol of unending love, a diamond goes by many names; and no other stone compares. At KDZ and Co., we believe that the quality of the diamond justifies the worth of the jewellery. This is why we use diamonds of the highest quality - the super deluxe range DEF white diamonds with VVS and above clarity and triple excellent cuts. And nothing else. Here’s a handy guide to get acquainted with the different cuts of diamonds used in our jewellery.

The 4Cs

Cut, colour, clarity and carat weight are the four yardsticks used to determine the quality (and the resulting price) of a diamond. The four Cs are industry standards used to grade diamonds but that does not mean they take precedence over your preferences. Everyone has their personal selection processes, with some prioritising one C over the other.

At the end of the day, far beyond the technical realms of diamond grading, what’s important is finding a diamond that you love.

Cut refers to how well a diamond has been cut and polished. A well-cut diamond will reflect light and sparkle more brightly than a poorly cut one. Each KDZ and Co. diamond is masterfully cut and polished, to unleash its distinctive fire.

Colour refers to the presence or absence of colour in a diamond, with the most valuable diamonds being colourless. At KDZ and Co., we prefer using the whitest or most colourless range of diamonds which range from D to F.

Clarity refers to the absence or presence of inclusions and blemishes. Depending on the size, location and darkness of blemishes, these imperfections can interfere with the overall sparkle of a diamond. At KDZ and Co., we use only VVS (1 & 2) and above diamonds in our jewellery, which results in intense brilliance.

Carat refers to the weight of a diamond and is an indication of size. While carat weight is an element to consider while buying a diamond, the overall appearance and brilliance should take precedence. When you shop at KDZ and Co., we encourage you to choose diamonds with excellent cuts over specific weights.

Coloured Diamonds

In the jewellery trade, coloured diamonds are often referred to as ‘fancy diamonds’. They are available in a variety of colours, tones and saturations, some rarer than others, but overall rarer than their white counterparts. These diamonds are generally available in shades of blue, green, pink and red. Diamonds in the D to Z range usually decrease in value as the colour becomes more obvious. But with fancy diamonds, the opposite happens as their value increases with the intensity and purity of colour.

Precious Coloured Stones

Precious gemstones like blue sapphires, red rubies, and green emeralds, enhance the appeal of jewellery with their distinctive splash of colour. At KDZ and Co., we use high quality sapphires, rubies and emeralds in our diamond jewellery. Each piece of jewellery has thought through placements of stones, with the sole purpose of adding to the elegance of the design. We also offer customisation, allowing you to choose your stone based on colour preference. Along with the stones mentioned above, we also use tanzanite, topaz, opal, tourmaline, onyx, pearl and more.