~ Diamond Terminology from A to Z ~
There are thousands of terms being used in today's jewelry industry. Some common knowledge, others are obscure and baffling. We've created a database of terminology from A to Z to make it easy, and of course if you still have questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call.
The quality of a diamond has everything to do with the 4C's. Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat combined.
A hard white or colorless mineral consisting of silicon dioxide, found widely in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It is often colored by impurities, as in amethyst, citrine, and cairngorm.
An extremely compact, hard, granular rock consisting essentially of quartz. It often occurs as solidified sandstone, as in sarsen stones.
Queen Mary of London was seen in almost every one of her portraits wearing multitudes of diamonds and gems. One of the largest diamonds in the world is actually set in her crown. The diamond is called the Cullinan III. It's a pear-shaped diamond weighing 94.40 carats, and it can also be worn with the Cullinan IV as a pendant brooch. The Cullinan IV is a 63.60 carat cushion diamond. These are just a small portion of the Queens diamond and gem collection.