Jane loves sourcing and working with unusual diamonds for the GILD collection. From salt a pepper to champagne to classic white, she wants to highlight the unique nature of each of the diamonds. She loves and appreciates beauty in the perfectly imperfect and we want to help give you as much information about diamonds and the process in order to help inform you as you make this important decision.
‘The 4Cs’ are the industry standard for grading diamonds. When you look at color, clarity, cut, and carat, there is a big variation in price, quality, and ultimately value. The 4 C’s can help guide you:
The unit of measurement to describe a diamond’s weight. While this is definitely one of the factors that people consider the most, each of the other c’s is just as important in picking your diamond. The carat size can have a big part in the cost of a diamond, but it is not the only factor to consider.
Cut generally means the shape of the stone. But Cut can mean a lot more- Is the shape symmetrical? Does it sparkle well? Does it have a nice cut? Below are some of the cuts you may be familiar with.
Because of the way that diamonds are naturally formed, it is very common for them to have characteristics that make each diamond unique. The description of the clarity is graded on a range from Flawless (very very rare) to Included (visible to the naked eye). Stone clarity is graded under 10x Magnification, so often the inclusions are not easily seen with the naked eye.
The diamond grading color scale goes from D to Z. The less color being the most valuable. Colors may appear slight between grades, but the price may vary greatly.
SUSTAINABILITY + ETHICAL PRACTICES
We strive to have a positive impact in our practices and sourcing. We do our very best to choose vendors and resources with sustainable and ethical practices in place.
Jane Pope Jewelry is proudly Made in Charleston, SC with ethically sourced stones and 100% recycled gold through our sister business, Conscious Casting, LLC.