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conflict-free diamonds

we are proud to offer conflict-free diamonds in accordance with the kimberley process for our beloved by bluboho pieces.

we work closely with all of our diamond suppliers to ensure that the diamonds we source come from places where workers are treated fairly— at all points of the process.

recycled & antique diamonds

in order to create ethically sourced engagement rings, we often work with recycled or antique diamonds. these responsible diamonds have been previously used in jewelry and are re-cut and polished to restore them to their best, ready for a new life as a bluboho diamond. due to the process involved in reclaiming these stones and ensuring their integrity is “like new”, these ethical diamonds, which are wearable historical artifacts, command a premium.

looking for something a little different?

we also offer some pieces that go beyond the traditional white brilliant cut diamond, opting instead for the captivating look of rose cut white diamonds, black diamonds, or grey diamonds.

one of the first things you'll hear when you start researching how to buy an engagement ring, particularly with regard to diamonds, is to look for the four cs. we believe that if a ring is beautiful, durable, and feels right, things like this don't necessarily matter— but it's still good to know the basics.

THE FOUR CS STAND FOR:
  • cut
  • clarity
  • colour
  • carat

“cut” refers to how the rough gem was shaped and faceted to increase its brilliance. different cut names denote different proportions and shapes.

round brilliant cut: a brilliant cut is likely what comes to mind when you imagine a diamond. they are glittery and fiery in the sun, refracting the light for maximum sparkle.

rose-cut: rose cuts have a soft, romantic glimmer— like comparing the sparkle of a disco ball (like a brilliant cut) to the twinkle of candlelight.

marquise cuts: marquise cuts are leaf-shaped, elongating the stone for an elegant, flattering effect.

baguette cuts: baguette cuts are rectangular stones step-cut for a clean, prismatic shine.

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fewer than 1% of diamonds form without a blemish or some kind of inclusion, which means most stones have natural inclusions in them — we don't call them “imperfections” because we think those natural details add character and complexity, making these gems one-of-a-kind.

diamond clarity is rated from fl (which means flawless and is extremely rare) to i3 (large visible inclusions). most of the stones we carry fall around the middle of the spectrum, where inclusions might exist, but they can only be seen under a microscope. the benefit of these stones is that they do not disrupt the beauty or sparkle of the diamond while having a very reasonable price point.

diamond clarity scale:

i1, i2, i3: included diamonds

  • i clarity diamonds have obvious inclusions that are likely to be visible.

si1, si2: slightly included (si) diamonds

  • inclusions are visible at 10x magnification, but may not be visible to the naked eye (known as eye clean).
  • if they are eye clean, si diamonds are often the best value.
  • si2 inclusions may be detectable to a keen unaided eye, especially when viewed from the side.

vs1, vs2: very slightly included (vs) diamonds

  • minor inclusions, ranging from difficult to see (vs1) to somewhat easy to see (vs2) at 10x magnification.

vvs1, vvs2: very, very slightly included (vvs) diamonds

  • vvs diamonds have minuscule inclusions that are difficult to see, even for trained eyes, under 10x magnification.
  • vvs clarity is rare, resulting in an eye clean appearance.

white diamonds are always graded on a colour scale. the scale runs from pure white to yellow, d to z.

please note: this scale is only applicable to white diamonds— black, grey, or champagne diamonds don't apply.
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Z

please note: this scale is only applicable to white diamonds— black, grey, or champagne diamonds don't apply.

carats are the measurement unit used to describe a stone's weight. carat weight doesn't always reflect on the diameter of a stone, since different cuts or settings can camouflage or accentuate a stone's profile. generally, it is a fairly good indication of size.

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