Featured Brand Partner: FACET Barcelona


Facet Barcelona emerged from humble beginnings in 1987 to become a respected, international leader in fine jewelry. Through hard work and innovation, the past 30 years have seen Facet Barcelona grow into a powerhouse of design, manufacturing, and distribution, which presently employs over 500 people around the globe.

Reliability, innovation and professionalism are the core values that sustain their business. They are strong supporters of human rights across the globe and share the values which emanate from the UN World Pact. Facet Barcelona adheres to the System of Warranties which assures the legitimate source of the diamonds.

They guarantee that their diamonds are conflict free based on the system of mutual warranties established by the Kimberly Process which regulates the fair practice of the world diamond trade.

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Glossary of Jewelry Terms

KT: (Karat) refers to the fineness of gold: one karat is equal to 1/24th part of pure gold in an alloy.

18KTY: 18 Karat Yellow Gold
18KTW: 18 Karat White Gold
18KTR: 18 Karat Rose Gold
14KTY: 14 Karat Yellow Gold
14KTW: 14 Karat White Gold

14KTR: 14 Karat Rose Gold

CT: (Carat)  

CTW: (Total Carat Weight) The term refers to the sum of the weights of all diamonds mounted in a piece of jewelry.

SHANK: refers to the band of the ring or the part that actually encircles your finger. Most shanks are round, but there are also square shaped-shanks and other more creative shapes.

GIA : Gemological Institute of America; known as the leading authority for gemology internationally.

GIA Color Grading Scale: The GIA scale begins with the letter D, representing colorlessness, and continues with increasing presence of color to the letter Z, representing light yellow, light brown or light gray. The 23 color grades on the GIA Color Scale (or diamond color chart) are subdivided into five subcategories, which are: colorless (D-F); near colorless (G-J); faint (K-M); very light (N-R); and light (S-Z).

GIA Diamond Clarity Scale: The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale has 6 categories, some of which are divided, for a total of 11 specific grades.

 

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