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Gabriel and Co. 14k Rose Gold Diamond Stackable Band

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$865.00

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Designer: Gabriel & Co.


Metal: 14K Rose Gold


Setting: (62) Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
Carat: 0.31 carats
Clarity: SI (Slightly Included)
Color: G-H


Ring Size: 7

Details

This Gabriel & Co. diamond stackable band is crafted in 14k Rose Gold and features (62) Round Brilliant Diamonds totaling 0.31 carats, G-H in color, and SI clarity.  The half eternity ring showcases the stones set across the top half of the ring in half-bezels and finishes with a metal shank underneath.

This ring is a size 7 and is available in any ring size.  Please contact us for a quote.


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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

Diamonds and other gemstones are weighed in metric carats: one carat is 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. But two diamonds of equal weight can have very different values depending on the other members of the Four C’s: clarity, color, and cut. The majority of diamonds used in fine jewelry weigh one carat or less. Even a fraction of a carat can make a considerable difference in cost, so precision is crucial. In the diamond industry, weight is often measured to the hundred-thousandths of a carat and rounded to a hundredth of a carat. Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals. (For instance, a 1.08 ct. stone can be described as “one point oh eight carats,” or “one oh eight.”)

"Two diamonds of equal weight can have very different values"

 

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
 

                   

A diamond's 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 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, the cut of any diamond has three attributes:

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 15-01125
Designer Gabriel & Co
Metal Type 14K Gold
Metal Color Rose
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
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