This white diamond features a marquise-cut that breaks the classic round mold and offers interesting angles to your diamond jewelry designs. Set it in an elegant solitaire mounting or pair it with other princess or round diamonds to create unique, eye-catching rings, earrings and pendants. This stone may contain characteristics of both SI1 and SI2. It shows small, possibly noticeable inclusions visible under 10X magnification and will be eye-clean when oriented face up. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
Composed only of carbon and shaped by eons of incredible heat and pressure, diamond is the hardest gemstone known to man and are sought after as the stone of choice for engagement rings, anniversary gifts and congratulatory gifts for graduation, promotion and other milestone accomplishments. When properly cut, diamond generates a high dispersion of light, creating the "fire" of color for which the stone is so treasured. Diamonds occur in nature in a variety of colors including red, green, yellow, blue and black; however, it is the clear, colorless gem that remains the most popular in jewelry. According to legend, diamond is the combination of all gems, "pure as a dewdrop and invincible." Folklore holds that it is the symbol of perfection and illumination, enhancing second sight and stimulating ingenuity.
Also called a "navette" cut, the marquise cut features pointed ends and an elongated shape. Its faceting is a variation of the brilliant cut, designed to maximize the play of light within the stone.
Please know that every diamond you buy from Rio Grande is certified conflict-free. Rio has earned certification from the Responsible Jewellery Council, verifying that we are in compliance with the Kimberley Accord and that our stones, our supply chain and our facility meet the high standards of the RJC Code of Practices. Further, RJC routinely conducts audits to certify that we are maintaining these standards.
Diamonds offered by Rio Grande are meticulously selected by our expert gemologists to present the highest standard of cut, color and clarity within each gemstone grade. Stones fit into your settings securely and reliably and present maximum light dispersion and refraction.