Diamonds are the epic celebration of a union; they have been since the 15th century. Because diamonds are the hardest gemstones of all, they are a safe choice for rings that you wear on a daily basis for decades.
The universal standard for describing the quality of a diamond is using the four C’s: Carat weight (the higher the carat weight, the bigger), Clarity (the more transparent, the better), Cut (a perfect cut brings out maximum fire and scintillation), and Colour (the whiter, the better). The whitest diamonds ever found are called “type IIa diamonds”. Less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are Type IIa, and they are not found anymore today.
Famous diamonds like the Cullinan (the world’s largest cut diamond, found in South Africa) and the Koh-i-Noor (found in India), are type IIa diamonds. Like coloured gemstones, diamonds are formed inside the earth. Ruby, sapphire, and emerald appear in the earth’s crust, diamonds come from hundreds of kilometres deeper. With an enormous variety of cuts, shapes and settings, diamonds really are everyone’s best friend.