They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend…
To have a diamond is to treasure a moment and make it an everlasting magical memory. Its strength and its regard throughout the world make it the most highly sought after mineral when in search of the perfect piece of jewellery. It represents wealth, clarity and abundance.
At Geneve Company, we love this stone and have an array of pieces with diamonds in different shapes. Each stone has very specific features that we should all know, and that is where the 4Cs of diamonds come into play.
Carat weight, abbreviated as ct., measures a diamond’s size. The more it weighs, the larger it will be and the more valuable it will be.
Because diamonds are of natural origin, they have small imperfections called inclusions. The fewer the number of inclusions in the stone, the higher its quality.
This characteristic reflects a diamond’s sparkle. It will depend on a jeweller’s expertise, since the cut will determine how well a diamond’s facets interact with light.
Most diamonds come in shades ranging from white to yellow. A diamond with the least amount of colour is in fact the most valuable.
When these shades are more intense, the stone is referred to as a fancy diamond.
Types of diamond cuts
Traditionally square, but sometimes rectangular, princess-cut diamonds always have four corners.
This romantic shape is perfect for expressing love.
Oval diamonds are longer than they are wide.
Triangular diamonds with three equal sides, which can be curved or straight.
These diamonds have a pointed end and a rounded end.
Some of our pieces where diamonds take centre stage are these beautiful necklaces:
Necklace with pendant by Geneve featuring 0.12 ct. in diamonds and a 2.32 ct. pear-cut aquamarine diamond.
Necklace with pendant by Geneve featuring 0.05 ct. in diamonds and a 0.92 ct. oval-cut diamond