The Carat Weight
The word carat derives from the word carob, a Mediterranean seed, which has an extremely consistent weight for measuring. The greater the carat weight, the rarer, and more valuable the diamond becomes. Five metric carats weighs exactly 1 gram.
Some people want the largest diamond possible. If size is a priority, we at LIV Jewelers can help you determine the proper cut, color and clarity to fit your budget economically, and fit your jewelry beautifully. Many of our engagement rings can fit diamonds up to 5.00 carats, but each ring has different size constraints based on its size and the type of setting dimensions.
The true definition of cut is the quality of the proportions and symmetry of the diamond. Your diamond's proportions make a vast difference on how brightly your diamond shines. An 'ideal cut' diamond is one that allows the maximum amount of light to return through the top of the diamond, which takes into consideration the depth, table size, crown height and angle, girdle thickness and more. Our diamond professionals will be happy to assist you in selecting the best diamond cut.
After a rough diamond is mined, it is evaluated to determine its best possible cut, in order to maintain the maximum clarity, color, and carat weight. The term 'cut' is often confused with diamond 'shape', such as round brilliant or princess cut.
Color is one of the more noticeable attributes of a diamond and in our opinion we believe if there something you had to sacrifice on then color should not be one of them. Diamonds range from colorless to yellow or light brown, and are sometimes found in a spectrum of fancy colors, including yellow, blue, and even red diamonds. The less color, the rarer the diamond. After 'Z' on the color scale, diamonds become fancy yellow, which cost more because of their rarity.
Diamonds are composed of mostly carbon. During the heating process, other elements become trapped inside, giving each diamond its own unique fingerprint. These inclusions help identify the clarity of your diamond. All diamonds are viewed through a 10x magnification lens by diamond graders.
Tuesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Are you looking for stunning, long-lasting jewelry? Quality should never be a compromise. While our focus is expertly crafted engagement rings, no matter what type of jewelry you're looking for, we design our pieces to be unique, durable and attractive.
When you order from LIV, whether it's your first or tenth time, you become part of our family. During your search for the perfect gemstone or setting, we help you through the process.
We treat our customers with the honesty and respect they deserve. We want clients to feel the same pride when wearing the pieces from our store that we do in making them.
Get 10% off your first purchase when you sign up for our newsletter!