“There are diamonds, and there are Einstein diamonds.”
Jeff Einstein’s experience started in a diamond cutting factory in Johannesburg, South Africa where he was inquisitive, keen to learn about these magnificent precious stones and saw the process and transformation. We leverage this unique experience and decades of diamond selection, recognised with Jeff’s Diamond Guild Australia Membership, in every jewellery piece in our boutique. Every diamond is responsibly sourced from reputable suppliers.
Here at Jeff Einstein Jewellery our larger diamonds have certification from accredited laboratories such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). As the largest, most respected, non-profit source of gemological knowledge in the world and with their commitment to protecting diamond buyers, the GIA were inspired to create the Diamond 4Cs and the International Diamond Grading System™. These methods are the universal benchmarks by which all diamonds are judged. As the birthplace of these standards the GIA’s authority is unequaled and Jeff Einstein Jewellery is proud to use the world’s leading authority in gemology
There is much to know about diamonds and the best starting point is the four C’s:
The term carat refers to the diamond’s total weight and not its size. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 ‘points’ allowing for precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. For example a jeweller may describe the weight of a diamond below one carat by its ‘points’ alone, such as a diamond that weighs 0.25 carats as a ‘twenty-five pointer.’
It’s important to note that two diamonds of equal carat weight can have very different values (and prices) depending on three other factors of the diamond 4Cs: Clarity, Colour and Cut - a diamond’s value is determined using all of the 4Cs, not just carat weight.
At Jeff Einstein Jewellery we believe diamond selection all starts with the Carat of the diamond – the size and shape.
A diamond’s colour actually relates to a diamond’s lack of colour with the less colour the higher the grade. Grading starts with a D, E or F for ‘colourless’ and graduate to ‘near colourless’, ‘faint’, ‘very light’ through to S-Z for ‘light’. Many of these diamond colour distinctions, or hues, may be so subtle that they are invisible to the untrained eye, however these distinctions make a big difference in diamond quality and price.
In addition there is a world of coloured diamonds with pink, yellow, blue, green, black… In Jeff’s opinion, “nothing comes close to the pink diamonds”. Australian Argyle pink diamonds some of the most beautiful and reputable in the world.
Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth. This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics called ‘inclusions’ and external characteristics called ‘blemishes.’ Clarity refers to the amount of imperfections (inclusions), with many of these often being microscopic in size and too tiny to be seen by anyone other than a trained diamond grader. This is why expert and accurate assessment of diamond clarity is extremely important. Evaluating diamond clarity involves determining the number, size, relief, nature and position of these inclusions as well as how these affect the overall appearance of the stone. While no diamond is perfectly pure, the closer it comes, the higher its value.
The Cut of a diamond plays a huge role in the selection and grading of a diamond. While Cut is often thought of as being the shape - round, princess, oval, marquise, emerald, heart, pear, asscher, cushion, trillion, baguette, radiant - a diamond’s Cut grade is more importantly the diamond’s facets and the interaction with light. According to the GIA, the Cut quality is measured with seven components: brightness, fire, scintillation, weight ratio, durability, polish and symmetry. Together, the shape and facets create the sparkle and brilliance unique to the diamond.
Be confident and feel secure in your diamond selection
Diamond selection is an artform of its own requiring finesse and years of experience. At Jeff Einstein Jewellery you can be confident and feel secure in the knowledge our diamonds are all selected and responsibly sourced from reputable suppliers, coupled with Jeff’s Diamond Guild Australia Membership and Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Certification.
At Jeff Einstein Jewellery we are passionate about retaining the romance of diamonds and preserving the sentimental value of these magnificent precious stones as we carefully select the right stone for the right setting and story.