We specialize in accurately regulated assortments in White, Next to White, GIA certified diamonds, Colors ranging from D to Z. Our comprehensive selection of polished diamonds meets each client's diverse needs - ranging from the world's most prestigious brands to small, speciality jewellers.
Our extensive range includes:
Cuts are mainly arrangement of facets in the stone, affecting the cost and beauty of a diamond. To what extend a diamond will reflect light from within, depends on the skill and craft of the diamond cutter. When a diamond is cut with precision, light gets reflected from one facet to another and results in a burst of brilliance.
An ideal cut diamond has maximum brilliance that is achieved through exact calculation of the proportion and symmetry of the diamond. Brilliance reflecting out of the table of the diamond makes it so alluring.
Brilliant cut diamonds have 58 facets, 33 on top and 24 at the bottom and the culet. In this cut, all 58 facets appear to radiate from the center through the top of the diamond. This is the most common diamond cut.
Step cut resembles stair steps due to the three concentric rows of facets arranged around the table, culet and pavilion. Emerald cut is a good example of a step cut diamond.
Mixed cut diamonds combine the step cut and brilliant cut. For instance, the crown of the diamond can be cut as a brilliant cut and the pavilion as the step cut.
Diamonds receive the FL (flawless) grade when there is no discernible inclusion or blemish that causes interference with the passage of light through the stone. At White Gems, we offer diamonds that achieve a grade of VS2 and above. VVS and VS graded diamond are highly expensive whereas SI1 and SI2 graded diamonds are more affordable.
A grading system has been established by the GIA for measuring the type and size of these impurities:
FL , IF Flawless and internally flawless
VVS1, VVS2 Very Very slight inclusion that is hard to view under 10x magnification
VS1, VS2 Very Slight inclusions that are visible under 10x magnification and may not be visible to the naked eye
SI1, SI2 Slight inclusions that are visible under 10x magnification and may not be visible to the naked eye
More light passes through diamonds that display little color, creating a prism-like effect. If the stone is totally transparent, it becomes rarer; however, notable exceptions are fancy colored diamonds such as yellow, green, blue and pink. Grades are allocated to a diamond according to the level of color it possesses.
Based on the color scale established by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), a letter is assigned to the degree of colorlessness found in diamonds. Starting from D and ending with Z, each descending letter denotes an increasing amount of light (yellow, brown or grey) in the diamonds.
D D is the highest colour grade attributed to a diamond, denoting that the stone is completely colourless (white)
E, F A gemologist can identify traces of colors found in the diamond even though the stone looks colorless
G,H.I These diamonds look almost colorless because untrained eye cannot notice the hint of color present in the stone
J,K,L These stones have faint traces of color
M-Z Color in the diamond is obvious even to the untrained eye
Carat determines the weight of a diamond with 1 carat being equivalent to 200 milligrams or 0.2 grams. One carat is also divided into 100 points. These points are used for describing increments of weight within a carat. A diamond's price per carat increases in proportion with the size of the stone. Two diamonds of the same weight can have different values based on their color, cut and clarity.