Custom Jewellery Design
With a full staff of trained industry professionals at our disposal, we will work with you to create your very own customized piece of jewellery. With a wide array of custom technology on site, no piece is too big or too small for us to create for you.
By collaborating on the specifications of your piece with you and creating a rough sketch, our experts will create a 3D model using our design software. After further refining the design with your input, we create a wax model of the piece using our on-site milling machines for you to hold and see to make sure your piece will be just as you imagined.
Once the wax model is complete and only when it is approved by you to be exactly what you were looking for, we have it cast in your choice of precious metals and set with gemstones of your choosing. We will work with you every step of the way through the process to make sure you are knowledgeable about the decisions involved and that the final product is made to your specifications. Collaborating with you to create your perfect piece is what we do best!
Nearly every diamond has an inclusion or “birthmark”. These inclusions can be either small or large, light or dark, few or many – like a fingerprint, each diamond is unique. When a diamond’s clarity is graded, the value is based on the size, location and number of inclusions visible under 10x magnification. The following chart is used to help classify diamonds into various clarity grades:
When choosing the “perfect” diamond, the best colour is no colour at all. The closer a diamond is to being colourless, the more rare and beautiful the diamond will be.
Since most diamonds have some degree of yellow or brown shading, the diamond industry has put together the following chart as a tool for grading diamond colour:
Although clarity and colour add to the value of a diamond, it’s the diamond’s cut that contributes the most to a diamond’s beauty. If a diamond is cut too deep or too shallow, the light that enters the stone will leak out the bottom of the diamond thereby losing the diamond’s brilliance. When a diamond is cut proportionally, the light that enters the stone is able to reflect internally from facet to facet and then back to the eye. This play of light creates the scintillation and fire that gives a diamond it’s beauty.
Similar to our use of kilograms or pounds, a diamond’s weight is measured in carats (or ct). A diamond scale is used to determine the carat weight of a diamond.
One full carat is equivalent to 100 points. Therefore, half a carat is often referred to as 50 points, and so forth. Although carat weight is very straightforward to measure, two diamonds of equal weight can not only vary in price, they can also vary in appearance. This is due to how proportionally the diamond is cut.