Diamonds

Diamond Information for Discerning Buyers

If you’re interested in buying an exquisite piece of Celtic diamond jewelry, you may also be interested in learning more about diamonds. In order to give you the facts and information that you need, we’ve compiled a helpful quick guide.

Our guide is designed to help you select the ideal design from our extensive collection of handmade engagement rings and other signature styles. Every piece of gemstone jewelry that we offer is handmade right in the Emerald Isle, and each ring, pendant or pair of earrings will also be assayed (hallmarked) within the hallowed halls of historic Dublin Castle.

About our Diamond Jewelry

At Irish Celtic Jewels, we do all that we can to provide our valued clientele with exceptional diamonds in a range of styles. The precious gemstones that we offer come in round and princess-cut designs, and we’re happy to source out other diamond shapes, upon the specific request of our clients: leighm@irishcelticjewels.com.

If you want a shape that we don’t offer, simply send us an email to let us know what you need. We’ll then proceed to locate a gorgeous icy-white gem that suits your every expectation.

In addition to offering you round, princess-cut, and bespoke diamonds, we also offer you a selection of carat sizes and colors. In this manner, we allow you to choose the precious gemstone that suits your preferences and budget to absolute perfection.

When you choose us for your special engagement ring, your design will come with diamond certification (where specified); that’s why choosing us will be the best way to enjoy a genuine gemstone that comes with all of the right papers and credentials.

When choosing a stone, it’s important to understand what to look for. The most important characteristics of diamonds are color, clarity, carat, cut and shape.

Now, let’s look more closely at these important characteristics. Knowing which elements are used to grade these stunning and precious gems will assist you choosing what is best for you…

Color - This specification is actually used to denote a lack of color. In other words, it grades the whiteness of a stone. For example, the color grade, D, is used for very white diamonds of exceptional purity. Stones with less whiteness are graded lower, from E to Z. Color in diamonds typically appears as a yellowish cast, Understanding this simple, alphabetized system will help you to find a gem that is just right for your tastes.

Clarity - Clarity measures the number and size of minute imperfections in diamonds. Almost every stone will have some of these imperfections, which are also called occlusions. Bear in mind that the vast majority of occlusions are definitely not noticeable to the untrained eye.

A flawless diamond will receive the letter code, FL, IF. A stone with very few occlusions will be graded, VVS1. A VVS2 gem will have the next purest level of clarity, A stone that has slightly more occlusions will receive the classification, VS1. Other codes for clarity (in descending order, based on the number of occlusions) include VS2, SI1, SI2, and i1.

Carat - Carat is a type of measurement that is used to record the weight of a diamond. A gem that will be used for a ring is typically assessed for carat weight through examination of the diamond’s top surface (which shows most in a ring setting), as well as the stone’s cut grade.

Cut - The cut of a gemstone is a vital component in its overall beauty. How a diamond is cut will greatly influence its level of radiance, shimmer and sparkle. To offer our clients the most stunning, sparkling and impressive designs, we provide gems that feature deep, ideal or shallow cuts, all of which are suitable for engagement rings.

Shape – When it comes to expressing your personal style, choosing a diamond in your preferred shape will be a perfect way to find a piece that is really you. To offer our customers the ultimate in gorgeous shapes, we provide round (round, with a faceted border) and princess-cut (square, with a faceted border) designs. We know that these shapes are the most popular styles for engagement rings. Other shapes are available by client request: leighm@irishcelticjewels.com.

Now that you know more about diamonds, why not choose the Celtic engagement ring of your dreams? Since we offer the quality that you really deserve, along with stunning Celtic ring settings that echo thousands of years of Celtic art, culture and history, our engagement rings are truly something special. Our heirloom-quality diamond designs are meant to be treasured for a lifetime.