The Story of

Our Diamonds

At No.10 Edith Hegedüs we are passionate about diamonds. Almost all our jewellery is embellished with these delightful and magnificent stones.

Our Diamonds

We are very proud to be the Danish representative of a most recognized diamond company from Antwerp. We comply with all treaties in place to stem the flow of conflict diamonds. These include the Kimberley Process and other various initiatives passed by organizations such as the United Nations and the World Diamond Congress.

We are committed to ensure that the best selection of excellent quality diamonds is used in every piece of jewellery. All our brilliant cut diamonds are “very good” to “excellent” in cut, polish and proportions. Top Wesselton FG in colour and vvs – vs in clarity.

Before you choose your diamonds you should know about the four C’s of grading diamonds, which are; Cut, Clarity, Carat, and Color. The combination if the four C’s determine how diamonds are classified and priced internationally.

Cut

The most important factor that separates diamonds from all other jewellery stones it it’s ability to sparkle. No other gemstone can reflect as high a percentage of the incoming light as can diamonds. While a high grade of color, clarity, and carat contributes to a diamond’s appeal, it is the cut that is the singular most important factor when it comes to determine a diamonds ability to sparkle.

The better the cut the stronger the brilliance. The cut determines the symmetry of the stone’s facets, its overall proportions, and its ability to reflect light with a minimum of loss. The quality of the Cut is the single most important factor when it comes to enhancing the brilliance and sparkle of a diamond. The round “ideal cut” diamond makes the most sparkle/brilliance of any shape diamond. In fact the “C” for cut also includes the polish of the diamond, so the cut is a double factor and the only way to enhance the sparkle from the crude diamond. It is, unfortunately, not uncommon to find half or less of the sparkle in a poor cut diamond even if the remaining 3 C’s have identical quality’s.

Diamonds are cut into different shapes: round, oval, heart, marquise, princess, pear and more.

Clarity, Colour & Carat

Clarity is a measure of the natural inclusions in a diamond. Inclusions are often so small that they are completely invisible to the naked eye. A clarity grade is based on the overall appearance of the stone under ten times magnification. There are several types of inclusions and blemishes, which affect the clarity to varying degrees. Most inclusions are not visible to the naked eyes. Diamonds with higher clarity grades are more valued. The grading system goes from Flawless, Internally Flawless, Very, Very Slighty Included, Very Slightly Included, Slightly Included, to Included.

Diamonds come in many colors, the vast majority of diamonds are yellowish, but the color spectrum ranges from the rare “river” white to yellow. Depending on the hue and intensity of a diamond’s coloration, it can either detract from or enhance its value. But color is not only a degree of rarity but also very much a question of taste and inclination and a personal choice.

A diamond of 1.00 carat weighs exactly 0.20 grams. It is the standardized unit of weight for diamonds and is not necessarily a reflection of size. Large diamonds are rare and costly, therefore a diamond of 1.00 carat is far more costly than ten diamonds of 0.10 carat of the same quality. But a large diamond with bad cut, clarity and color can be worth less than a smaller diamond with excellent cut, clarity and color.

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