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Gabriel & Co. 14k 14k White and Rose Gold Diamond Ring Guard

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$3,410.00

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Designer: Gabriel & Co.


Metal: Two-Tone 14K Rose Gold and 14K White Gold


Setting: Round Brilliant Diamonds and Marquise Cut Diamonds
Carat: 0.99 carats
Clarity: SI (Slightly Included)
Color: G-H

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This Gabriel & Co. diamond ring guard is crafted in 14k Rose Gold and 14k White Gold and features Round Brilliant Diamonds and Marquise Cut Diamonds totaling 0.99 carats, that are G-H in Color and SI in Clarity

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Ring Enhancers: Ring Guards, Ring Jackets, and Ring Wraps

An Enhancer Ring is the perfect compliment to any solitaire diamond ring. The Enhancer essentially replaces the need to wear a wedding band and transforms your solitaire ring into a new diamond wedding ring that flaunts your unique style and symbolizes your love and commitment.

Several different types of Wedding Ring Enhancers are designed to blend the two rings seamlessly together, creating the illusion of a single ring. Different styles of Enhancers include Ring Guards, Ring Jackets, and Ring Wrap. The Ring Guard adds more diamonds around the solitaire diamond and features a cradle into which you slide your solitaire ring. A Ring Jacket and a Ring Wrap are both custom made rings that fit snugly alongside your solitaire ring, with the Ring Wrap designed to wrap around the center stone. Upgrading your wedding ring with a diamond Ring Guard, Ring Jacket, or Ring Wrap wholeheartedly preserves the sentimental value of the wedding ring you wore down the aisle.

A Ring Guard is both practical and functional as it offers the ultimate freedom to choose when and where to dress up your solitaire wedding ring while granting you the option of wearing your solitaire ring all by itself. Enhancers are specially designed to conform to a specific shape of a diamond and can be customized to fit any diamond shape. Whether your wedding ring sparkles with an emerald cut, princess cut, or a traditional round brilliant diamond, the best ring enhancer will accentuate the beauty of your diamond.

If you consistently wear both your solitaire ring and your ring enhancer, you may choose to have them soldered together to create a wedding ring set. The design experts at Diamond Boutique will guide you through the process of customizing your enhancer to fit perfectly with your solitaire diamond ring.

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Information on Diamonds

Before you buy a diamond, you should first learn about the 4 C’s.  This introduction to diamonds will help you to understand the characteristics of a diamond that determines its value.
 

What are the Four C’s?

The four C's highlight the four most important characteristics of a diamond, and stand for Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut.

 

• • • The First "C" is for CARAT WEIGHT

The weight of a Diamond, or Gemstone, is expressed as Carat Weight; with one carat being equal to 0.2 grams, about the same weight as a paperclip. (Don’t confuse carat with karat, as in “18K gold,” which refers to gold purity.) Just as a dollar is divided into 100 pennies, a carat is divided into 100 points. For example, a 50-point diamond weighs 0.50 carats. Even though two diamonds can be of equal weight their prices will vary depending on the values of the other members of the Four C’s: Clarity, Color, and Cut. Even a fraction of a carat can make a considerable difference in cost, so precision is crucial. In the diamond industry, the weight of a diamond is often measured to the hundred-thousandths of a carat and is then rounded to a hundredth of a carat. Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals. For instance, the jewelry industry describes a 1.08 ct. stone as “one point oh eight carats,” or “one oh eight.”
 

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How did the carat system start?

The carat, the standard unit of weight for diamonds and other gemstones, takes its name from the carob seed. Due to the fact that these seeds had a fairly uniform weight, early gem traders used them as counterweights in their balance scales. The modern metric carat, equal to 0.2 grams, was adopted by the United States in 1913 and other countries soon after. Today, a carat weighs exactly the same in every corner of the world.

 

• • • The Second "C" is for COLOR

 

                       

                       

 

Diamond color is all about what you can’t see. Diamonds are valued by how closely they approach colorlessness – the less color, the higher their value. (The exception to this is fancy-color diamonds, such as pinks and blues, which lie outside the standard D-Z color range.) Most diamonds found in jewelry stores run from colorless to near-colorless, with slight hints of yellow or brown as the color range approaches Z color. GIA’s diamond color chart above is the industry standard. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues with increasing presence of color to the letter Z. Each letter grade from D-to-Z has a clearly defined range of color appearance. Diamonds are color-graded by comparing them to stones of known color under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions. Many of these color distinctions are so subtle as to be invisible to the untrained eye, but these slight differences make a very big difference in diamond quality and price.

 

"The less color in a diamond, the higher its value."

 

• • • The Third "C" is for CLARITY

 

                  

Diamond clarity refers to the absence of these inclusions and blemishes. Diamonds without these birthmarks are rare, and rarity affects a diamond’s value. Using the GIA Diamond Clarity Scale, diamonds are assigned a clarity grade that ranges from Flawless (FL) to Included (I3) where the diamonds have obvious inclusions to the naked eye. Every diamond is unique! None is absolutely perfect under 10X magnification, though some come close.  These almost perfect diamonds are known as Flawless diamonds, both internally and externally. Flawless diamonds are exceptionally rare and valuable.

 

"Most inclusions are not visible to the naked eye."

 

The GIA Clarity Scale contains 11 grades, with most diamonds falling into the VS (Very Slightly Included) or SI (Slightly Included) categories. In determining a diamond's clarity grade, the GIA system considers the size, nature, position, color or relief, and quantity of clarity characteristics visible under 10× magnification.  

 

     Flawless (FL) – No inclusions or blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification

     Internally Flawless (IF) – No inclusions and only blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification

     Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2) – Inclusions are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10× magnification

     Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2) – Inclusions are clearly visible under 10× magnification but can be characterized as minor

     Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2) – Inclusions are noticeable to a skilled grader using 10× magnification

     Included (I1, I2, and I3) – Inclusions are obvious under 10× magnification and may affect transparency and brilliance

 

How did the GIA Clarity Scale come about?

Like the color scale, GIA’s clarity grading system developed because jewelers were using terms that were easily misinterpreted, such as “loupe clean,” or “piqué.” Today, even if you buy a diamond in another part of the world, the jeweler will likely use terms such as VVS1 or SI2, even when the language is in French or Japanese instead of English.

 

• • • The Fourth "C" is for CUT

 

                    

The cut of a diamond is the factor that fuels a diamond’s fire, sparkle, and brilliance. The traditional 58 facets in a round brilliant diamond, each precisely cut and defined, are as small as two millimeters in diameter. But without this precision, a diamond wouldn’t be nearly as beautiful. The allure of a particular diamond depends more on cut than anything else.

 

Though extremely difficult to analyze or quantify, every diamond's cut is crafted with these three attributes in mind:

1. Brilliance: the total light reflected from a diamond

2. Fire: the dispersion of light into the colors of the spectrum

3. Scintillation: the flashes of light, or sparkle, when a diamond is moved

 

An understanding of diamond cut begins with the shape of a diamond. The standard round brilliant is the shape used in most diamond jewelry; all others are known as fancy shapes. Traditional fancy shapes include the Aascher, Emerald, Marquise, Pear, Princess, and Oval cuts. Hearts, Cushions, Triangles and a variety of other cuts are also gaining popularity in diamond jewelry.


 

As a value factor though, cut refers to a diamond’s Proportions, Symmetry, and Polish. For example, look at a side view of the standard round brilliant in the diagram below. The major components, from top to bottom, are the Crown, Girdle, and Pavilion. A round brilliant cut diamond has 57 or 58 facets, the 58th being a tiny flat facet at the bottom of the pavilion that’s known as the Culet. The large, flat facet on the top is the Table. The proportions of a diamond refer to the relationships between the Table size, Crown Angle and Pavilion Depth. A wide range of combinations in a diamond's proportions are possible, and these ultimately affect the stone’s interaction with light.

 

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In early 2005, GIA unveiled a diamond cut grading system for standard round brilliants in the D-to-Z color range. This system was the product of more than 15 years of intensive research and testing and assigns an overall diamond cut grade ranging from Excellent to Poor.

 

How does Pavilion Depth affect a diamond’s cut?

The distance from the bottom of the Girdle to the Culet is the Pavilion Depth. A Pavilion Depth that’s too shallow or too deep will allow light to escape through the sides or the bottom of the stone. A well-cut diamond will direct more light through the Crown.

 

Information from GIA.edu

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Additional Information

SKU 15-00961
Designer Gabriel & Co
Metal Type 14K Gold
Metal Color Two Tone
Gender No
Gemstone Shape No
Diamond Color No
Diamond Clarity No
Gemstone Carat Weight No
Fancy Diamond Color No
Gemstone Type No
Total Diamond Weight No
Total Gemstone Weight No
Secondary Gemstone Carat Weight No
Secondary Gemstone Type No
Item Type No
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