All white gold jewellery receives a white rhodium plating as standard. It enhances the white look of jewellery since white gold itself is a slightly warm colour in it's natural state.
Understanding Your Diamonds
When talking about diamonds there are 4 things to consider.
They are called the 4 c’s : Colour – Cut – Carat – Clarity.
The Diamond Colour
Diamonds come in all kinds of colours naturally, but the white diamond is the most notorious and desirable. Therefore more expensive. Diamond colours used are white, champagne, nougat, cognac, chocolate coloured or black diamonds.
Brown or black diamonds are not graded. They only have the carat, which is referring to the weight.
The black diamonds are always colour treated, as they do not occur naturally in black (actually they do, but it’s so rare they are very expensive).
White diamonds are always graded. The colour G/H is the grading for the white diamonds used in Adriana Chede Jewellery, which is considered a very good quality.
The Diamond Cut
Cut refers to the shape and cutting method of a diamond. The brilliant cut is used for Adriana Chede Jewellery. A brilliant cut will be round and it means the diamond has a very specific cut to enhance the reflective shine in it.
If the cut is wrong you can have the most flawless coloured diamond, but it won’t sparkle and shine as much as a lesser quality diamond. This category is often ignored, but we value it a lot.
The Diamond Carat
Abbreviation ct or just c, this is the weight of a diamond, measured in carats. As the carat weight of a diamond increases, so does its rarity and therefore its price. One carat is divided into 100 “points,” so that a diamond of 75 points weighs 0.75 Ct. The carat-weight of a diamond is the easiest measurement to determine.
Most importantly, two diamonds can be of equal carat-weight, but their value can differ greatly due to their cut, colour, and clarity.
The Diamond Clarity
Clarity refers to flaws and blemishes inside a diamond. These can be big or so small that they cannot be seen with the human eye. Adriana Chede Jewellery uses the quality called S/I – which means Slightly Included. This in practice means that, there is a tiny spec or specs inside the diamond, but you won’t be able to see it unless you use a 10x magnifying class.
All coloured gemstones are natural and most of them mined under fairtrade principles from Brazil. Colours might differ from pictures because of their natural provenience. The most used gemstones in our collections are Emerald, Tourmalines, Amethyst, Citrine, Garnet, Topaz and Aqua Marine to name a few.