There is more to fine jewelry than meets the eye. From the stone to the setting, a fine piece will exhibit qualities that make it special. Michael’s Custom Jewelry proudly carries collections from some of the most sought after designers and manufacturers of fine jewelry.
The cut of a diamond is the means in which light is reflected on its facets, creating its unique fire and brilliance. The more precise the cut, the more the diamond sparkles.
The ideal cut diamond describes a round brilliant diamond that has been cut to exact and mathematical proportions. It’s symmetry, with 58 exactly placed facets, produces the ultimate in lustre and beauty.
Color is a measure of the amount of color in the diamond. Although various colors can be found, the white diamond remains the most desirable. Diamonds which exhibit yellowish tints are considered lower quality stones. Colored diamonds such as blue, green, red and pink are most likely more valuable due to their rarity.
Clarity is the measure of how clear a diamond is. The number, size, nature and location of both the internal and external imperfections is used to determine clarity.
A carat measures the weight of a diamond. Carats are subdivided into a 100 points system (0.01 carat = l point). One carat is equal to 0.20 grams. The larger the carat weight of a diamond, the greater its value/carat. For example, a 3-carat diamond is worth more than 3 1-carat diamonds.
At Michael’s Custom Jewelry, we carry quality diamonds in a range of sizes. We have a large number of diamonds in our inventory. Please contact us for more information.
Precious and semi precious stones add color and beauty to many pieces of fine jewelry. Cunningham Fine Jewelry carries a large assortment of exquisite pieces with precious stones, such as emeralds, rubies and sapphires. We also have some beautiful pieces with semi precious stones such as amethyst, lapis-lazuli, turquoise, aquamarine, topaz, moonstone, peridot, opal, tourmaline, and alexandrite.
For more information visit the official Jewelry Information Center.