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Angel's Baby Diamonds
Quality Features Include Comfortable,
Special Mid-Length Sized,
Smooth or Threaded Posts for Added Security.
Petite 0.03 (2mm) to 1/4 ctw (4mm)
Elegant Classic Rounds, Lowest Profile Prong or Bezel Set.
These Styles are Made Personally for That Special Baby.
New, Lowest Profile, Crown Settings
Introducing Our New, Special, 3mm Low Profile Setting.
These Special, Low Profile Settings greatly reduce tall or bulky settings
that are commonly seen with Regular Diamonds Earrings.
Without compromising the stability and security of any precious gemstone,
these Special, Low Profile Settings are lighter in weight and have a smooth, wide,
open contoured fit around the Diamond for a maximum show of flash and fire.
Now Available in 18kt. Yellow Gold and Platinum.
Introduction to Diamond Terms
The 4 C's, as they're known:
Cut, Clarity, Carat and Color.
Learn the Basic Descriptions about Diamonds.
The Cut of a Diamond
Of the 4 C's of Diamond ratings, the Cut is considered the most critical.
The sparkle and brilliance of a Diamond is all in how it's Cut, it is not just about the shape.
The Cut refers not only to the shape of a Diamond, but more importantly to its proportions, symmetry and polish.
There are two things to know about the quality of the Cut:
Reflective powers and proportion.
The Best-Cut Diamonds reflect the most light, making them the most bright and brilliant stones.
The better the proportion of the Diamonds, the better the light reflection.
The most spectacular, and costly, Diamonds are the ones that are more perfectly proportioned.
Most Diamonds are available in three basic styles:
Brilliant-Cut Diamonds contain numerous facets that reflect light.
This cut provides maximized light through the top of the Diamond.
Brilliant Cut Diamonds include round, oval, pear, heart and marquise shapes.
Step-Cut Diamonds feature rows of facets positioned in a step-like fashion.
Most Step-Cut Diamonds have four sides and a rectangular shape, such as Emerald-Cut and Baguette.
Mixed-Cut Diamonds combine the qualities of the brilliant and step-cuts.
The most popular example is the princess-cut (or radiant cut),
although cushion-cut Diamonds are experiencing a revival in popularity.
Here are some of the most popular shapes of Cut Diamonds:
The most popular Diamond Cut for studs is the round brilliant, which has 58 facets and reflects the most sparkle of any cut.
If you are interested in a different type of cut, consider the Princess, Emerald, and Asscher cuts.
While there are other shapes, these are the most sought after. Round Brilliant Diamonds are by far the favorites.
A Diamonds body color (from colorless to yellow) is determined by a grading system created by
the Gemological Institute of America's color scale.
Like the other 4Cs, color is a matter of preference.
You may be attracted to colorless Diamonds
for the breath taking purity and radiance,
while others prefer slightly yellow Diamonds for a warmer look.
Diamond colors are a result of chemistry. A Diamond is made up of pure carbon.
During its development, other natural elements may be incorporated into the carbon,
causing a chemical reaction that changes the color.
For instance, traces of nitrogen cause yellow Diamonds, while boron gives Diamonds a blue color.
Diamond color will never change, but over time, a Diamond's setting can often influence its appearance.
A Yellow Gold setting makes a light yellow Diamond appear whiter.
Platinum and White Gold settings, however, may make the yellow hue in a Diamond more apparent. Similarly, a colorless Diamond set in Yellow Gold may reflect the setting's yellow tint.
Gems are rated on a color scale of D through Z.
D, E and F's are considered the highest quality Diamonds.
G, H, I, J, K Diamonds all can display fiery flashy attractive brilliance and
to the untrained eye, it's almost impossible to distinguish the shade variations of Diamonds. Your Diamond
Purchase will include a rating card.
Diamond Weight in Carats
A carat is a unit of measure for Diamond weight
and is evaluated on a point system.
One carat is equivalent to 100 points; a half-carat Diamond is 50 points and so on.
One carat also equals 200 milligrams, and 142 carats equal one ounce.
Although Diamonds come in many weights,
one-carat Diamonds are found in nature
less often than smaller Diamonds and are therefore much more expensive.
For this reason, a one-carat Diamond costs far more than two half-carat Diamonds of the same cut,
color and clarity.
Larger diamonds which are rarer than smaller ones, are not simply priced proportionately more.
Because of rarity, a two-carat diamond, for example,
will cost substantially more than two one-carat stones of equal quality.
Diamonds also come in 1/4-carat increments.
Earrings or other pieces of jewelry that have more than one Diamond,
the total weight of the gems is often given as Total Carat Weight (TCW) or total weight (TW)
Clarity refers to the flaws in a Diamond.
The clarity rating refers to the size,
number and placement of these flaws, or blemishes,
usually referred to as "inclusions".
Some Diamonds have no flaws or very few,
which can only be seen under magnification,
and others have many flaws that are noticeable without magnification.
Many inclusions are difficult to see with the naked eye
and a magnifying piece called a loupe can be used to view the inclusions closer.
These inclusions are what make each Diamond unique.
The least flawed Diamonds are the most valuable
and the completely flawless Diamonds are very rare and costly.
Even Diamonds with inclusions and blemishes can be among the most beautiful,
especially those with good color and cut.
The Choice is Yours
Diamond Stud Earrings are
the classic choice when you're choosing
jewelry for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
Simple yet elegant, these earrings can be paired
with a number of different ensembles,
and many wearers’ rarely remove their diamond studs.
When Buying Diamond Stud Earrings, What is the Ideal Diamonds Size?
The select size of the Diamonds Earrings that you purchase
will ultimately be decided by a number of different factors, one of which is personal style.
Angel's Baby Girl Petite and Mid-Sized Diamond Earrings may be more appropriate
for our younger guests that are wearing these earrings for long-term,
while larger Diamonds such as our 1/4 ctw Heaven's Light
have a very full time fancy appeal and if desired, can be worn more selectively.
The Carat is the weight measurement of a Diamond or gemstone.
The jewelry industry lists the size of a Diamond by its carat weight.
Be aware that the total carat weight codes (TDW)(CWT)(TCW) for a pair of earrings
includes all the Diamonds in the jewelry; for Diamond studs,
a size of 1-carat (TDW)(CWT)(TCW) code
means that each earring contains a 1/2-carat Diamond.