I like diamonds mainly because of their hardness – a diamond will stand the test of time the very best, this is certain. It won’t scratch or dull or loose its facets over time. But diamond extraction can be rife with conflict, as I am sure you have heard. This is why I prefer certified Canadian diamonds (or laboratory-created ones), knowing that they were mined in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, adhering to the highest environmental standards in the world.
It weighs 0.28ct (which is definitely on the larger side of my quarter-carat diamonds in this price-range), and has a colour grading of G (in case you didn’t know – D is the whitest, and Z is the most yellowish). Its clarity is SI2 , which stands for “Slightly Included 2”. I often go for SI1 or SI2 in quarter carat diamonds because, in a diamond of this size (roughly 4mm) , you really can’t see the inclusion. Technically, this grading means that an expert can make out the inclusions under 10x magnification.
I am not super fond of how the metal shows in this photo – it is actually a lot darker. Italy calls palladium white gold “grey gold”. It actually looks more like platinum, and has a gorgeous rich lustre. I love it. Sorry about the photo!