Our family believes in quality craftsmanship that adheres to strict purchasing procedures and wholesale prices. That means you get only the best without sacrificing a value you can afford. Minichiello Jewellers offers only the finest of quality loose diamonds in any shape you can imagine. We uphold strict buying procedures to ensure that each diamond you view and receive meets our selective Four C criterias. All of our diamonds are independently graded and certified by reputable gemology houses across the globe.
How to Select the Right Diamond for You
You’ve found your perfect match – now you need the perfect diamond. Whether it’s for an engagement, a gift, your wedding, or an anniversary, every diamond, just like every person, is unique. Our unrivaled collection of exceptional diamonds always follow the four C’s of diamond quality so you can make an educated buying decision.
The Four C’s
Carat is the easiest to understand of the four C’s but is the most misunderstood. Often, people think carat refers to the diamond’s size when it actually refers to its weight. The carat of a diamond is subdivided into 100 equal parts, called points. One point equals .01 carat (or 1/100 carat). A half carat diamond is 50 points. A one-carat diamond is 100 points.
It is commonly thought that the larger the diamond, the more it will cost, but differences amongst the other C’s can make a smaller diamond much more valuable than a larger one.
Because diamonds are formed deep within the earth’s surface, they often have some type of ‘birthmark’. This is either inside the diamond, an inclusion, or on the surface, a blemish. The location, size, and visibility of the birthmark will determine the clarity grade of the diamond.
We carry only diamonds that are ‘flawless to the eye’. In other words, no inclusions or blemishes are visible to the naked eye, they can only be seen under 10x or higher magnification. This includes diamonds graded from Internally Flawless to SI-2 Clarity.
Nearly any colour of the rainbow can be found in a diamond; however, those diamonds with less colour are considered higher in value and are the most sought after. Diamonds are rated on a scale of D to Z for their colour; when a diamond approaches colourless, it receives a rating of D, increasing its value. Once a diamond begins to show colour, the value slides down the scale. At Minichiello, we keep our diamonds in the top 5 grades of the Colour Grade Scale: from D to H.
Also referred to as “brilliance”, Cut refers to the symmetry and polish of your diamond, affecting the sparkle and scintillation. Cut is one of the most important factors of the four C’s. Even if your diamond has a high colour grade and perfect clarity, if the cut is poor, it will appear dull. At Minichiello, if we wouldn’t wear it, we won’t carry it. Which is why we carry only Excellent to Very Good, ensuring that every customer goes home with the most sparkle.