‘Cartier Hearts and Symbols’ Diamond Ring, c.2001
18 Carat White Gold
Gold that is silver in colour. The colour is created from yellow gold being alloyed with another silver coloured metal such as palladium or rhodium.
A renowned French jewellery house founded in 1847 by the jeweller Louis-Francois Cartier. The maison Cartier created the first practical wristwatch, ‘Santos’ in 1904. They have a long history of creating special pieces for royalty and celebrities all over the world, so much so that The Prince of Wales, the Future King Edward 7th declared Cartier the ‘jeweller to kings, king of jewelers.’
A term used to describe the severity of the internal and external inclusions in a gemstone. See The Four C’s for further information.
Derived from the Greek meaning ‘unbreakable’, diamond is a mineral, considered to be the most beautiful and rare of all gemstones. Diamond has been associated with love for centuries.
The diamond colour grading scale ranges from D to Z. See The Four C’s for more information.
A weight measurement of a gemstone or gold. The term is derived from the ancient used of carob seeds to balance scales when selling amounts of gold or gemstones. The term is often shortened to ‘ct’.
A chemical element with the symbol Au. Gold is a yellow, malleable metal which makes it perfect for use in jewellery making.
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