CUT
 
Diamonds are renowned for their immense brilliance – and, cut correctly, can sparkle even more brightly. Creating the optimal proportions and symmetry allows the light to be refracted within a stone more effectively and reflected back through the top. Making for a magnificent diamond that is even more radiant.
 
 
COLOR
 
Natural diamonds form from carbon deep beneath the Earth’s surface over millions of years. Other substances can become trapped within the diamondscrystals as they form – and this affects their color. A diamond’s color is thus essentially an indication of its purity: the more transparent and colorless a diamond is, the higher its quality. More light is able to pass through clear diamonds, allowing the light to better be dispersed – and a stone even more brilliant and sparkling. We use the GIA color scale developed by the Gemological Institute of America to measure our diamonds’ color. This scale ranges from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown in color). We only use diamonds from the higher color categories (D-H) in INA BEISSNER jewelry.
 
 
CLARITY
 
A diamond’s clarity is measured according to its internal characteristics. Most diamonds naturally contain tiny imperfections known as inclusions. The number, size, nature, location, and visibility of these inclusions determine the diamond’s grading on the clarity scale: the fewer and smaller the inclusions, the less likely it is that they’ll affect the passage of light. So the fewer imperfections a diamond has, the more valuable it is. Many inclusions are so small that a microscope – and an expert eye – are needed to spot them. We work with diamonds of higher clarity (IF-VS) and hand-select each to ensure the ultimate sparkle factor.
 
 
CARAT
 
A diamond’s weight is measured in carats (“ct” for short). This value varies depending on a diamond’s shape and type. While the carat value doesn’t always reflect a stone’s visual size, it does generally provide a good indication of a stone’s diameter.

DIAMOND SHAPES

ROUND BRILLIANT CUT

Perhaps the most popular—and best known—of the diamond cuts, the 57 perfectly polished facets of round brilliant cut stones are perfect for timeless, classic looks. Guaranteed to never go out of style, the shape and cut really bring out a diamond’s sparkle and fire.

OVAL CUT

An elongated version of the round brilliant cut offering plenty of fire and sparkle. Oval cut diamonds are available in a variety of proportions, meaning you’re able to choose between long and slender or shorter and wider stones.

PEAR CUT

An elegant pear shape with a rounded side that narrows to a point. This attractive elongated cut offers all the brilliance and sparkle of an oval cut stone coupled with the freedom to decide on the proportions. A versatile cut offering an edgy balance between classic and contemporary styles.

EMERALD CUT

An elegant elongated rectangular cut with chiseled step cuts and beveled corners. Subtle and sophisticated, this cut is perfect for showcasing a diamond’s clarity and color. The clean, geometric lines make for a more modern architectural look and instantly add an art deco feel to any design.

PRINCESS CUT

A crisp angular cut with a modern geometric silhouette offering outstanding fire and sparkle. This popular cut is extremely versatile, being great for both sleek contemporary and ornate classic styles.

MARQUISE CUT

An elongated ellipse with pointed ends. Traditionally set upright, this versatile cut is also great for edgy east-west settings. The flattering cut is very sparkly and available in different proportions—from long and thin for a modern look to short and wide for a more romantic feel.

ASSCHER CUT

A striking cut similar in many ways to the emerald cut, yet mostly square with chamfered edges. The precise X-shaped step facets make for a striking pyramid-like effect. This cut exudes timeless appeal and is also an excellent choice for elegant contemporary looks.

Our center stone diamonds (usually 0.4 ct or higher) are always certified by the highly reputable independent laboratory of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).


LAB GROWN DIAMONDS

Alternatively, we are also able to use lab grown diamonds. Cultivated diamonds are “grown” in a lab using state-of-the-art technology that replicates the natural diamond formation process. The result is diamonds with the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as those formed beneath the earth’s surface.

Similar to natural diamonds, each stone is unique, features growth patterns and inclusions, and has different characteristics. The only difference between natural diamonds and lab grown diamonds is their origin.

Contact us about our lab grown diamonds.