To describe the quality and beauty of a diamond, in addition to words, we rely on scales of letters and numbers, which help us classify stones according to universally recognised parameters. To simplify the process, the most important characteristics of diamonds are summarised in 4 categories, commonly referred to as the '4Cs'.
Carat: carat weight (C) of the diamond, not to be confused with the carat of gold, indicated by the letter K.
Colour: diamonds are distinguished by their colour, ranging from white to yellow and expressed in letters. These go from the letter 'D', a colour defined as 'Superior Exceptional White', up to the letter 'Z', which is closest to yellow. The Fine Jewelry Nove25 selection only includes D, E and F diamonds.
Clarity: each diamond is unique and unrepeatable, as is its clarity. This is classified by letter abbreviations starting with 'IF', which indicates the highest purity, and ending with 'Pique', the last and most economical grade. Our selection only includes VS+ diamonds.
Cut: Cutting refers to the way a diamond is sculpted and polished: the process in which a rough, opaque stone acquires brilliance, transforming into a luminous and fascinating gem. The cut is what brings the diamond to life.