What Diamond Qualities Do You Use?

We sell 5 different grades of diamonds, all of which are of a high quality. We have chosen not to sell diamonds that have obvious flaws.

The 5 different engagement ring diamond grades we sell are:

Premium Quality
H/Si Quality
G/Si Quality
G/Vs Quality
E/Vs Quality

In certain jewellery we may offer better variations of these qualities. This is where we are able to use our purchasing strength to select the best diamonds available.

All of our diamonds are conflict free.

We understand that if you are buying an item of diamond jewellery, it is a very important purchase for you – perhaps the most important one you’ll ever make. We are here to help and guide you through the process. If it gets a little daunting, the best thing to do is email or call us. We are always happy to chat.

OUR 5 DIAMOND GRADES ARE:
PREMIUM QUALITY - COLOUR H/I AND CLARITY I1-2
Colour H-I: A white diamond with no colour tint easily noticeable to the naked eye. Only when compared side by side with a better quality diamond are the differences noticeable.

Clarity I1-2: The "I" is short for "inclusions". Any imperfections in the diamond can only be noticed if you look very closely at the stone (within 6 inches). With smaller diamonds these imperfections become even harder to notice. I1 is slightly cleaner than I2.

Summary: Premium quality diamonds look better than those usually sold on the high street. They represent good value for money.

H/SI QUALITY - COLOUR H AND CLARITY SI
Colour H: A white diamond with no colour tint easily noticeable to the naked eye. Only when compared side by side with a better quality diamond are the differences noticeable.

Clarity Si: An abbreviation for "small inclusions". On this quality diamond, and certainly at under 0.50 carat, imperfections are not noticeable to the unaided eye. Only once under a jeweller's high-powered magnifying glass can these inclusions be detected. You may see this category expressed as SI1 or SI2, with SI1 being slightly cleaner than S2.

Cut, Polish and Symmetry: We use a minimum of Good/Very Good in all H/Si diamonds over 0.50 carat.

Summary: H/Si quality diamonds are one of our usual recommendations for engagement rings. With bright white diamonds that have no visible inclusions, you cannot go wrong.

G/SI QUALITY - COLOUR H AND CLARITY SI
Colour G: A bright white diamond. Expert knowledge is needed to identify any colour tint. In other words, these diamonds can essentially be considered near colourless.

Clarity Si: An abbreviation for "small inclusions". On this quality diamond, and certainly at under 0.50 carat, imperfections are not noticeable to the unaided eye. Only once under a jeweller's high-powered magnifying glass can these inclusions be detected. You might see this category available as Si1 and Si2, with Si1 being slightly cleaner than Si2.

Cut, Polish and Symmetry: We use a minimum of Good/Very Good in all H/Si diamonds over 0.50 carat.

Summary: G/Si quality diamonds are one of our usual recommendations for engagement rings. You cannot go wrong with bright white diamonds that have no visible inclusions.

G/VS QUALITY - COLOUR G AND CLARITY VS
Colour G: A bright white diamond. Expert knowledge is needed to identify any colour tint. In other words, these diamonds can essentially be considered near colourless.

Clarity Vs: An abbreviation for "very slight". Referring to the inclusions, or indeed lack of any, the imperfection in these diamonds can only be detected with expert knowledge and with the use of a high-powered jeweller's loupe (magnifying glass). You might see this category available as Vs1 and Vs2, with Vs1 being slightly cleaner than Vs2.

Cut, Polish and Symmetry: We use a minimum of Good/Very Good in all G/Vs diamonds over 0.50 carat. Summary: G/Vs quality is the connoisseur's choice. If you like to appreciate the finer things in life, this is the diamond for you.

E/VS QUALITY - COLOUR E AND CLARITY VS
Colour E: An exceptionally white diamond. Expert knowledge is needed to identify any colour tint. These diamonds can be considered colourless.

Clarity Vs: An abbreviation for "very slight". Referring to the inclusions, or indeed lack of any, the imperfection in these diamonds can only be detected with expert knowledge and with the use of a high-powered jeweller's loupe. You might see this category available as Vs1 and Vs2, with Vs1 being slightly cleaner than Vs2.

Cut, Polish and Symmetry: We use a minimum of Good/Very Good in all G/Vs diamonds over 0.50 carat.

Note: The E/Vs quality is the highest grade of diamond we offer in engagement rings. Although there is one more colour grade (D) that is better, we genuinely feel that qualities higher than E/Vs are not noticeable by anyone except a diamond expert. That's why we recommend that if you have extra budget available, go for a larger diamond rather than a grade higher than a E/Vs. Please don't hesitate to give us a call if you want further advice.

Summary: E/Vs quality is the diamond expert’s choice. If you want to know you’re buying a superlative quality diamond that will stand up to professional scrutiny, this is the one for you.