As pioneers in diamond jewelry design, production, precision, and perfection, L'azurde stands at the forefront of unrivalled craftsmanship. With a legacy spanning over 30 years, we blend heritage and expertise seamlessly. 

Today, we proudly accompany every step you take, intertwining our joy with yours. Our signature style embraces the essence of your cherished moments, highlighting your individuality at every occasion.

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Why L’azurde Diamonds?

Celebrating timeless elegance with a truly personalized experience, at L’azurde we meticulously handpick diamonds that perfectly embody your unique story. Combined with our captivating craftsmanship, we create exquisite pieces that reflect your distinct style and illuminate your most treasured moments, transforming them into everlasting memories that radiate with an enduring brilliance.

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What is a Diamond?

The world's hardest natural material, diamond, was created more than a billion years ago when carbon atoms bonded securely under intense pressure and high temperatures deep under the Earth's surface. Diamonds were hidden for millions of years and were only brought to the surface of the Earth by volcanic activity that carried the magma upward. Then, the first diamonds were discovered in India in the fourth century BC. Diamonds are among Earth's most exquisite and sought-after items, and they have been for ages.

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Types of Diamonds

Natural Diamonds Extreme heat and pressure are present during the formation of natural diamonds deep below the Earth. The diamond is the only gemstone made of a single element, composed of almost 99.95% carbon and 0.05% trace atoms that aren't part of their fundamental chemistry. They are among Earth's most sought-after materials and the hardest naturally occurring substances Lab Diamonds Physically, chemically, and visually, lab-created diamonds are identical to natural diamonds. Put differently, they feel, look, and are the same. The only thing that separates them is how they are formed: lab diamonds are developed by experts using specialized equipment, whereas natural diamonds originate inside the Earth. Cost is another distinction; lab-grown diamonds are often far more affordable than natural diamonds since they are less scarce.

4 C's of Diamonds

Understanding the 4Cs of Diamonds - cut, color, clarity, and carat is crucial when purchasing a diamond in 2024. However, the importance of diamond cut and shape in determining a diamond's brilliance and beauty cannot be overstated. This guide will delve into the intricacies of diamond cut and shape, exploring their significance in capturing the essence of each diamond's unique allure.

Cut

Cut

 

The arrangement and ratio of facets in a diamond determine its fire, brilliance, and sparkle. Excellent to Poor is the range of the scale.

Color

Color

A diamond's lack of color is referred to as its color. From D (colorless) to Z is the range of the scale. Any diamond outside of this range is referred to as "fancy colored

Clarity

Clarity

The lack of surface imperfections and interior inclusions in a diamond is referred to as clarity. The scale goes from Included to Internally Flawless.

Carat

Carat

A diamond's weight, not its size, is measured in terms of carats. A paperclip’s weight is approximately equal to one carat.

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Diamond Certification

How is the quality of natural and Lab-Grown Diamonds evaluated?

 

Natural diamonds and Lab-Grown Diamonds undergo the same rigorous grading processes to ensure their quality. Typically known as the 4Cs – Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat (weight) – are the globally accepted standards for assessing the quality of natural diamonds or Lab-Grown Diamonds.

 

Independent organizations including the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the International Gemological Institute (IGI), HRD Antwerp, and the Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL) certify a large number of diamonds. Experts in the field utilize sophisticated tools to evaluate a diamond's cut, color, clarity, and carat. They could also construct a diagram that shows the qualities of clarity and a visual depiction of its dimensions. Notes about symmetry, polish, fluorescence, form, or measurements may also be included in certifications.

Diamond Shapes

Shape describes how a diamond looks on the outside. It is not to be confused with cut, which describes the interior facet arrangement of a diamond. Any other form—like oval, marquise, or emerald—is regarded as a "fancy shape"; round is the most common shape.

Round

Round

Oval

Oval

Emerald

Emerald

Cushion

Cushion

Pear

Pear

Radiant

Radiant

Princess

Princess

Marquise

Marquise

Asscher

Asscher

Heart

Heart

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Diamond Hardness

The hardest mineral that exists natively on Earth is diamond. Because of its extreme hardness, it receives a ten on the Mohs scale, which was established in 1822. A diamond's hardness indicates how resistant it is to scratches, and it is true that only other diamonds can scratch other diamonds. Diamonds are therefore wonderful as center stones in jewelry and as engagement rings since they are so suitable for daily use.

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Diamond Price

The price of a diamond varies significantly based on its grade and rarity. Higher cut, color, and clarity grades of diamonds, as well as bigger carat weights of diamonds, are rarer and consequently more costly than lesser grades or carat weights. Because lab-grown diamonds are less uncommon than naturally occurring diamonds, they are also less costly.

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How to buy Diamonds

The following must be done in order to choose your ideal diamond:

 

  • Learn about the four Cs -  Learn to strike a balance between the 4 C's and your budget to locate the ideal diamond for you. To keep the price of the high-carat stone you want within your budget, you might have to give up on clarity, color, or cut. On the other hand, you might have to forgo carat, cut, or clarity if you're searching for a colorless stone. Recall that no two diamonds are alike, and there is no one correct way for a diamond to look.
  • Select your preferred shaped -  Even though round brilliant diamonds are the most common, you still have a lot of alternative options. In addition to round, L’azurde offers the following eight shapes: oval, cushion, princess, radiant, emerald, marquise, pear, and asscher.
  • Verify its certification -  To verify its authenticity and quality, your diamond must be accompanied by a physical or digital certification from an impartial organization like the GIA, IGI, HRD, or GCAL. h 

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Caring for your Diamonds

At L'azurde, we understand the significance of preserving the brilliance of your diamonds.

 

A clean diamond reflects light better than one that has been dulled by skin oils, soaps, cosmetics and grease. To safeguard against any potential damage, breaking and discoloration, we advise refraining from wearing your diamond pieces during rigorous activities or knocking it against a tough surface and avoiding contact with chemicals.

 

For an added layer of care, we offer a complimentary cleaning service at our dedicated service center and recommend bringing your jewelry to our professionals for an annual cleaning and polishing. Our expert team will carefully inspect the setting, ensuring the longevity of your cherished jewelry, and ensure your precious stones maintain their luster.