DIAMOND CERTIFICATION

 

 

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden – Diamond Grading.

Diamond certification is carried out by an experienced grader viewed from above at 10x magnification.  Higher magnifications and viewing from other angles are also used during the grading process. The grader studies the diamond for internal characteristics and judges them on several clarity factors: size, number, position, nature, and colour. The clarity grade is assessed on the basis of the most noticeable inclusions. Less significant inclusions are ignored for the purposes of setting the grade; however, they may still be plotted onto a diamond plot chart.

Accurate clarity grading as with other grading steps must be done with the diamond loose not set into any mount. Inclusions are often difficult to see from the underside of the diamond, and may be concealed by the setting.

GIA reports represent the highest standard of reliability, consistency and integrity. And now, GIA Report Check is available for all GIA reports, providing you with an additional level of assurance. With Report Check, you can quickly and conveniently confirm that the information on your report matches what is archived in the GIA report database.

Please see the link below

http://www.gia.edu/UK-EN/report-check-landing

An IGI Certificate clearly discloses the details of any item it accompanies, providing confidence for both buyer and seller.

Read more about this reputable laboratory

http://www.igiworldwide.com/about_importance.html

 

 

 

RECENTLY MADE IN OUR WORKSHOP

 

 

 

callumArlington & Co. Hatton Garden – Recently Made In Our Workshop.

A 2ct Round Diamond secured with 4 platinum claws, with a Castille diamond set surround and shoulders.

Our Client supplied a family heirloom diamond to make into a new ring.  http://www.arlington-co.com/remodelling.htm

Contact us at Arlington & Co. to discuss your remodelling requirements. Please see the link below.

http://www.arlington-co.com/contacthattongarden.htm

 

 

CONFLICT FREE DIAMONDS

 

 

 

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden – Conflict Free Diamonds

All Arlington & Co. diamonds have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. We guarantee that these diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and or written guarantees provided by our suppliers.

Arlington & Co. are proud to be registered members of the ‘Stop Blood Diamonds’ association and Kimberly Process and have agreed to follow the outlined terms of being a registered member to promote the use of conflict free diamonds.

  • To show our support for the Kimberly Process.
  • To express our desire for a steady supply of clean diamonds.
  • To provide our customers with accurate information regarding our diamonds. Leting them know about the practices of diamond mining and trading. Emphasizing the need for effective and continuous campaign against blood diamonds and for measures to be strictly employed.

TWEET YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING

 

 

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden – Tweet Your Engagement Ring.

As a valued client we would like to offer our warmest congratulations and  thank you for purchasing your engagement ring from Arlington & Co.

Please tweet a picture of yourself wearing your engagement ring to @arlington_co to receive a discount voucher off your future wedding ring purchase.

https://twitter.com/arlington_co

Terms & conditions apply – discount applicable on full retail value.

A GUIDE TO SETTING STYLES

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Arlington & Co. Hatton Garden – A Guide To  Setting Styles

When having a bespoke ring made at Arlington & Co. aside from choosing your main diamond or gemstone, colour of metal and design of the band the way the stones are set can add personal style and taste to your piece. Here are some examples of rings made at Arlington & Co. with a guide to the setting styles to help you choose the right design for you.

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Talon Claws

The name of this setting style well describes this design four claws have been shaped around this Cushion Cut diamond to secure it into place, the ends of the claws are then shaped into claw like talons to give the piece a slightly edgier look.

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Corner Claws

This setting style is ideal for stones that have pointed edges, for example Princess Cut & Pear Shape diamonds, protecting the fine edges from any damage.

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Round Claws

The most classic style of claw work. The claws are shaped round the diamond to secure and then balled off at the ends.

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Rub Over

A thin wall of metal surrounds and secures each diamond without any claw work. The final piece is contemporary in style and easy to wear.

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Tension Set

Grooves are cut on the inside of each bar to enable the girdle of the stone to be clipped into place and secured. Another contemporary style with the sides of the diamond exposed to see the whole shape of the diamond.