Diamond Engagement Rings in Toronto
Diamonds are a classic way to immortalize your love. Whatever the cut and style, these beautiful gems are sure to inspire confidence and grace.
The diamond engagement rings we offer are:
- Always entirely ethically sourced, from the metals to the diamonds
- Made by a team of local, highly skilled craftsmen
- Supported by a knowledgeable team to help you find the best ring
- Come with a free appraisal so you know you’re getting the best price
Diamonds represent relationships filled with love. That’s why they’re the perfect choice for an engagement ring. Whatever the cut, our diamonds shine with a fiery glow and brilliance that capture your attention. No matter what diamond you choose, you’re sure to be confident in your decision with our team guiding you along.
The 4Cs of Diamonds
While we always go above and beyond the 4Cs of diamonds when we gauge quality, it is important that you understand the 4Cs so you can make more informed purchasing decisions. The 4Cs include carat weight, colour, clarity, and cut.
When people ask how many carats a certain diamond is, what they’re asking is how much that diamond weighs. Specifically, a metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams.
Every carat is made up of 100 “points”. This gives the ability for diamonds to be measured with extreme precision. A jeweller might describe the weight of a diamond below one carat just by its “points”. For example, a jeweller might refer to a diamond that weighs in at 0.25 carats as a “twenty-five pointer.” If a diamond is greater than one single carat, it is expressed in both carats and decimals. A 1.05 carat diamond would be referred to as such.
Diamond prices increase alongside carat weight because larger diamonds are rarer and more in demand. However, each of the other 4Cs play a big factor in determining the price of a diamond as does the type of gold say rose gold vs white gold.
Diamond colour is evaluated not on the presence of colour, but rather the absence of it. A pure, perfect diamond has no visible hue, similar to clear water, and as a result, has a much higher value. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) created a colour grading system. It ranges from D to Z, and measures the degree of colourlessness by comparing a diamond under controlled lighting and extremely precise viewings to referential stones that have established colour.
In many cases, these distinctions are so minor that they cannot be detected by an untrained eye. These distinctions do make a rather large difference in overall diamond quality as well as its price.
Because natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth, they do not always come out flawlessly. This can be due to a variety of internal characteristics called “inclusions” and external characteristics called “blemishes.”
The process of evaluating diamond clarity involves determining the number, size, relief, nature, and position of these flaws, as well as how these affect the overall appearance of the stone. No diamond is perfect. However, the closer it comes, the more valuable it is.
The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale has 6 categories. Some of these are further divided, for a total of 11 specific grades.
- Flawless (FL): No inclusions and no blemishes visible under 10x magnification
- Internally Flawless (IF): No inclusions visible under 10x magnification
- Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2): Inclusions so slight they are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification
- Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2): Inclusions are observed with effort under 10x magnification, but can be characterized as minor
- Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2): Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification
- Included (I1, I2, and I3): Inclusions are obvious under 10x magnification which may affect transparency and brilliance
A characteristic feature of a well-cut diamond is its ability to transmit light intensely. When people think about a diamond’s cut, they tend to think about its shape. However, in truth, a diamond’s cut grade is really about how well a diamond’s facets interact with light.
Careful craftsmanship is required to cut a diamond so that its proportions, symmetry, and polish give the signature glow only possible from a diamond. The way a diamond is cut is a critical factor to the stone’s final beauty and value.
Many factors go into the cut evaluation process. Proportions of cuts, how the cuts interact with light, brightness, fire, scintillation, and the overall design and craftsmanship of the diamond all play a role in determining the grade of the cut.
We are a proud distributor of CanadaMark certified loose diamonds. Every diamond mined through the CanadaMark program is:
- Responsibly mined in the Northwest Territories in Canada
- 100% natural and conflict free
- Thoroughly tracked by a rigorous auditing process
- Made to fit strict quality standards
- Laser inscribed on the girdle of the diamond
- Canadian origin is guaranteed through a CanadaMark Card
Whether you’re looking for a Canadian diamond engagement ring, or a ring of various styles and shapes, we’re sure to have the perfect ring for you. Contact us today to get the diamond engagement ring you’ll be proud of.