Regarding pricing: in what currency is your price list fixed? Does is fluctuate
also due to underlying diamond market prices?
Diamond prices are listed in accordance to the dollar so can fluctuate on a daily
basis as the dollar rate shifts – but by marginal amount.
Where do your diamonds come from?
We source diamonds from all over the world from diamond manufacturers that comply
with the United Nations Kimberley process in order to affirm all stones are conflict
Why do you sell these diamonds if they’re yellow/brown and have visible inclusions?
Some stones that are not suitable for engagement rings may be suitable for other
uses – such as being set in jewellery where the inclusions aren’t as visible – such
as earrings, or setting in yellow gold where the colour isn’t as noticeable.
Is surface graining an issue?
Surface graining is something that is only visible under microscopic magnification
and all diamonds have some form of surface graining.
What does additional pinpoint not shown means?
This means that within the diamond there is a minute pinpoint within the stone that
is too difficult to mark on the reference diagram because of its small size.
What does additional clouds are not shown means?
This means that there are clouds within the stone that are again too small to be
highlighted on the reference diagram.
The date on my GIA certificate: What does it mean?
This is the date from when the diamond was certified.
Do you sell second hand diamonds?
None of the stones we sell are second hand diamonds.
Why is there a price different between these diamonds (all same cert and specs)?
Because we source from such a high percentage of the diamond of the global diamond
market, some diamond manufacturers are priced differently to others – essentially
the items will be identical but they are just priced differently!
What are the differences in the certifications?
In general, EGL is not as strict as GIA and can be two or three grades lower in
both colour and clarity, and you may find a colour and /or clarity grade difference
if the same diamond was sent off to GIA. Due to this, diamonds graded by EGL can
be found at lower prices, as a colour and clarity grade difference can make up to
15-25% difference in price. In general, a diamond is sent off to EGL when a manufacturer
believes they have a borderline diamond and want to achieve the higher grading.
However, EGL diamonds can offer tremendous value and the quality will be beyond
question as long as the clarity is VS1 or above and the colour is F and above (the
diamond will be colourless and have no visible impurities).
How are the diamonds sourced?
We source our diamonds directly from the manufacturers that polish the stones.
Are you only selling natural or synthetic diamonds?
All the diamonds sold by 77 Diamonds are 100% natural stones.
How I can be sure that you are selling conflict free diamonds?
The diamonds as advertised on our website have been purchased from legitimate sources
not involved in any funding conflicts. Please note that these stones are in compliance
with the United Nations Resolutions and the Kimberley process. We at 77 Diamonds
guarantee that our diamonds are conflict free based on personal knowledge and/or
Can I arrange a viewing of the diamond before it is set in the jewellery?
Once your diamond has arrived in our showroom prior to setting we can definitely
arrange for you to view the stone before it is set into the jewellery.
What clarity grades are considered to be eye clean?
With GIA certified diamonds, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1 and VS2 are considered eyeclean
with a smaller percentage of SI1 and SI2 stones also being eyeclean. With EGL certified
diamonds, IF, VVS1, VVS2, and VS1 are considered eyeclean with a smaller percentage
of VS2 and SI1 stones also being eyeclean. Contact our sales team who can verify
the stone’s clarity for you.
What is fluorescence exactly?
Diamonds that are said to be fluorescent contain particles that emit a visible (usually
blue) glow when exposed to UV lighting. In rare cases, high levels of fluorescence
can make stones appear milky or hazy, although for the most part fluorescence does
not generally impact beauty or sparkle and can even make some lower colours (I,
J, K, L, etc.) appear more colourless or white.