Created by geologic processes at great depths within Earth and rises to the earth’s surface in rare molten rock, diamonds are made of pure carbon, a natural crystalline mineral.
Diamonds represents an everlasting symbol of purity, love and unity.
The 5 Cs, namely, the Cut, Carat weight, Clarity, Colour and Certificate of the diamond determines the value of the diamond.
A cut that is too deep or too shallow causes light leakage from the sides or bottom of the diamond.
A perfect cut diamond will set off the brilliance, fire and scintillation of the diamond.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats.
One carat equals 0.20 grams and is divided into 100 points.
Thus, a diamond of 0.25 carats could also be described as a 25 points diamond
Virtually all diamonds have natural characteristics. Clarity refers to the presence of tiny natural characteristics inclusions within the diamond, and/or on the surface of a diamond.
The clarity of a diamond is graded by experienced gemologists under 10 times magnification.
Considerations in grading the clarity of a diamond include the number, size, brightness and location of the internal and external characteristics.
Each diamond is colour graded from “D” to “Z” where “D” is totally colourless and “Z” is light
Due to a diamond’s high brilliance and dispersion of light when looking through the diamond’s table or crown, colour grading should be determined by examining the diamond through the side of the pavilion and not looking at the top
To determine the colour, a diamond is placed face down and compared to an internationally accepted master set of stones under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions
Colorimeter will also be used to increase the reliability and accuracy of the colour grading of diamondsThe latest trend in n America, Europe and Asia is that of fancy yellow and fancy brown diamonds
A rare and collector’s jewellery piece, it blends well with the Asian skin toneFancy yellow diamonds symbolizes the shimmering brilliance of the sun, it also offers an energetic and cheerful feel.
It is also the Asian colour of royalty and strengthDiamond graders look at the table of the fancy yellow or brown diamonds to grade colour
There are 5 colour grades for fancy yellow diamonds:
1 Fancy Very Light Yellow
2 Fancy Light Yellow
3 Fancy Yellow
4 Fancy Intense Yellow
5 Fancy Vivid YellowFancy brown diamonds symbolizes trust, comfort and stability.
There are 6 colour grades for fancy brown diamonds:
1 Fancy Very Light Brown
2 Fancy Light Brown
3 Fancy Brown
4 Fancy Intense Brown
5 Fancy Deep Brown
6 Fancy Vivid Brown
Assuring the value of the 4Cs
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Laser engraving on diamond girdle
Has trade-in valueThe Hearts & Arrows certification is issued strictly following the International Diamond Council (IDC) standards, assuring the excellent combination of cut grade, symmetry, polish and proportion of a diamond.
Be aware that although some certificates have the words “H&A” under the comments, “H&A” is not a grading of Hearts & Arrows, it just states what is inscripted on the diamond’s girdle.
||Starrs™ Hearts & Arrows Perfect Brilliance
International grading diamond certificate
Laser inscription number engraving on diamond girdle
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||Hearts and Arrows – Symbolizes the 8 different love stages perfectly: “Chance Encounter, Adoration, Allusion, Fantasy, First Kiss, Passion, Chemistry, Commitment of Enduring Fidelity”.
Precise cutting symbolizes the perfect diamond with the ultimate symbol of Hearts to stir the embers of your beloved and arrows to cross the hearts to set the passions raging.
||When seen through the Hearts & Arrows diamond viewer, one can clearly see eight symmetrical arrows when viewed from the top of the diamond table and eight symmetrical hearts when viewed from the bottom of the diamond
Normal round cut diamond cannot match the Hearts & Arrows diamond in terms of its brilliance, fire and scintillation
||Starrs™ diamond is an internationally recognised standard Perfect Cut Hearts & Arrows diamond.
Since centuries back, diamond master cutters, optical experts and gemologists had proven that 57 facets is the best to create optimum brilliance and fire.
Originally designed by mathematician Marcel Tolkowsky in 1919, only when a diamond is cut at precise angle and ratio, will it release perfect brilliance and fire.
In order to achieve these proportions, a diamond master cutter must sacrifice much more of the valuable diamond weight in order to yield a diamond of superior brilliance.
||The Unique Distinction
For utmost value, each Starrs™ diamond is laser inscribed with a number on the girdle, making it a unique distinction on its own.
The unique inscription logo guarantees it is a Starrs™ Hearts & Arrows Perfect Brilliance diamond.
||Light Performance Card
At Meyson, all 0.3ct and above GIA Certified H&A Diamonds is accompanied with a Light Performance Card.
Grading the cut of a plished round brilliant diamond involves visually assessing the diamond’s face-up appearance.
It consists of 3 components: Brilliance, Dispersion and Scintillation
Brilliance is the intensity of white light return for a diamond through internal and external reflections
Dispersion is the separation of white light into rainbow colours through internal and external refractions
Scintillation is the sparkle and flashes when a diamond is moved and light reflected from all the diamond’s facets.