Diamonds are considered the most precious gems in the world. At Paloma's, we use diamonds of highest quality that are hand-picked one by one. Precision is one of our core values, and it results in a unique brilliance of every piece that we create. With the industry in constant evolution and the demand becoming unique and diverse day by day, we choose to manufacture our jewelry with Earth created and Lab created diamonds.
What is the difference between an Earth created and a Lab created diamond?
The answer is simple:
The only difference is the origin.
As the name suggests, the Earth created diamonds come from the mining process, whilst the Lab created diamonds are manufactured in the laboratory environment using advanced technological equipment.
They possess identical molecular properties and optical characteristics.
We use the same quality parameters for both Earth created and Lab created jewelry categories.
While doing so we always keep the highest responsibility standards.
For Earth created diamonds: We only work with suppliers who abide by the Kimberly Process. By adhering to this scheme, Paloma’s certifies that all its diamonds come from legal sources, member countries and that the money from their sale does not finance military activities.
For Lab created diamonds: We are committed to do better every day and that’s why we proudly provide this eco-sustainable option. We only work with suppliers that strictly follow the environmental policy that seeks to reduce air pollution while manufacturing.
The value of a diamond is based on a combination of features. These are the quality factors, known as the 4Cs, that describe and determine the value of a finished diamond.
1) CLARITY – almost all the diamonds have internal features and surface irregularities. These could be crystals of other minerals that get trapped inside the diamond during its formation or superficial breaks and chips, along with scratches and pits. Diamonds that are inclusions free and blemish free are extremely rare. We classify the clarity of a diamond using a clarity scale. This scale was founded in 1953 by the Gemological Institute of America GIA and today it has become an international measuring system used worldwide in the jewelry industry. This scale is divided into 11 grades ranging from Flawless (FL – the ‘’purest’’ grade) to Included (I – the less ‘’pure’’ grade). At Paloma’s we only select diamonds from the Very Slightly included (VS) grade up. It is a very high clarity range that comprises diamonds which are completely inclusions-free to the naked eye. Manufacturing our jewelry using this quality of diamonds allows us to obtain that unique brilliance that we are looking for.
2) COLOR – Many people outside the trade think that diamonds are colorless and transparent. In reality, this is a common and justifiable misunderstanding, since truly colorless diamonds are quite rare. Almost all of the diamonds used in jewelry have yellow or brown tints. Just like clarity, the color also has its own range and classification. The color scale (also founded by GIA) is the D to Z color scale. Every letter corresponds to a grade. Starting with the D, color which is considered the highest and most ‘’colorless’’ grade, to the Z, the color being a warm, yellowish tone. At Paloma’s, we only select diamonds that are completely colorless and ranging through the D, E and F grades. We believe that color is a crucial factor to obtain the highly sought-after "ice white" appearance in each jewelry piece.
3) CUT – The way that a diamond is cut and polished determines its cut grade. The cut grade is a sum of measurements, angles, proportions and symmetry features that a finished diamond has. Why is the cut grade an important factor when it comes to value? The proportions of the diamond are responsible for how the light travels through it. The right depth and symmetry of the stone make the diamond shine with its maximum brilliance. At Paloma’s, we only select diamonds that have the best proportions and range at the very top of the GIA cut grade scale: that is, within the Excellent and the Very Good range.
4) CARAT - The unit of measurement for a diamond's weight is a Metric carat - ct. Being extremely accurate, one carat weighs 0.200gr, or in other words, a fifth of a gram.
“In our designs, we follow the visual appeal between diamonds and gold. We study each design in multiple varieties which allows us to create designs with the right balance.”
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