Diamonds according to Giuliano Capogrossi Colognesi:
Most diamonds in the designs are either described as “small” (No less than 0.50 carats in weight) or “large” (Aprox. 4 carats in weight). This is because 0.50 carat diamonds will be 5mms in girdle diameter and will be used where the design calls for small diamonds. As diamonds weigh more their girdle diameter (and consequently their apparent face up view size) becomes less predictable, but as a general rule 4 carat diamonds will be around 10mm in diameter and will be used when the design calls for large diamonds. Diamonds these sizes are not rare and can be quickly sourced.
A few designs call for a single large solitaire or colored diamonds. In this case diamond features will be discussed with each customer.
Diamond Education and Standards:
Diamonds are graded by the GIA according to the 4Cs. For more information about the 4Cs please visit: http://www.gia.edu/lab-reports-services/about-the-4cs/index.html
Very fiew diamonds conform to the store’s standard. The ones that do are accompanied by a GIA report.
Following is a description of this store’s diamond standards:
Color: The second highest color grade (E).
Clarity: The second highest clarity range (VVS).
Cut: The second highest symmetry and polish grade (Very good. On round cut diamonds the highest proportions grade (Ideal) is the standard. On fancy cut (non round cuts) the second highest proportions grade is the store’s standard.
Carat: This store considers any diamond below 0.50 carats small.