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Diamond Size

Diamond Carat

Carat is often the first thing to come to mind when thinking about a diamond’s size. Size and carat weight are closely related but there are other factors in a diamond’s appearance. Cut and shape also play a role in whether the diamond appears visually larger or smaller than its actual carat weight.

Kwiat Standards

A properly cut diamond will not have too much weight in hidden areas. The added weight increases the cost without giving the diamond a larger appearance. At Kwiat, we cut our diamonds to keep the carat weight in the right places. Each gem has the widest possible diameter to appear larger than other diamonds of comparable carat weight. And because of their superior cut, our diamonds will appear whiter than their GIA color grade. We call this the Kwiat Tiara® Cut.

Kwiat diamonds

  • 5.1 - 5.3mm
    1/2 CARAT
    4.8 - 5.0mm
  • 5.8 - 6.0mm
    3/4 CARAT
    5.6 - 5.8mm
  • 6.4 - 6.6mm
    1 CARAT
    6.2 - 6.4mm
  • 7.4 - 7.6mm
    1 1/2 CARAT
    7.1 - 7.3mm
  • 8.1 - 8.3mm
    2 CARAT
    7.9 - 8.1mm

Other diamonds

Diamond Color and Clarity

Diamond Color

Diamonds are rated on a color scale developed by the GIA, the world’s premier diamond grading nonprofit. The color grading system is based on the alphabet, beginning with the letter D and running all the way through Z. A grade of D is the best possible grade a diamond can receive, which translates to an absence of color. Diamonds with this grade tend to be the most rare and valuable.

Diamond Clarity

Clarity refers to the presence of imperfections, known as inclusions, in the crystal structure of the diamond. Nearly all diamonds contain some sort of inclusion, as they are part of a diamond’s characteristics and structure. An inclusion within a diamond is natural, and on the higher end of the clarity scale, does not take away from its beauty.

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Kwiat Values


KWIAT VALUES

Respecting people, communities, and the environment

At Kwiat, we respect people—not just our customers, but also our employees, community, and those who source our materials and make our jewelry. To ensure a clean supply chain that observes responsible sourcing practices and respects human rights across every step of production, we only work with vendors whose ethical commitments align with our own.

OUR PRODUCTION

Kwiat directly manages all elements of our creation process, from sourcing to production to quality control. We craft the majority of our jewelry in our workshop in Midtown Manhattan where we can personally be involved with design and manufacture across every step of the process, from CAD design, to mold making, to diamond and gemstone setting. Several craftspeople on our skilled team have worked with us for more than 15 years.

We also produce select styles in workshops around the world, where we’ve trained and partnered with individual jewelers for 15 to 30 years to ensure they understand our aesthetic and commitment to quality at every step. From Bangkok to Hong Kong to Mumbai to Idar-Oberstein, each facility is carefully vetted for business practices, including working conditions and materials sourcing, and we’ve deemed them to have standards and quality controls equal to those of our New York City workshop.

OUR MATERIALS

CONFLICT-FREE DIAMONDS

OUR MATERIALS

CONFLICT-FREE DIAMONDS

At Kwiat, we are committed to using only the best quality, most responsibly sourced natural diamonds. All our diamonds come from countries and vendors that are in compliance with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, the 2003 United Nations resolution that instituted an international system of verification and certification to exclude from the global supply chain any diamonds that might have been used to fund rebel movements and their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments.

EMERALDS

EMERALDS

Kwiat seeks out the purest, most deeply colored emeralds on Earth, sustainably and ethically sourced from the Muzo and Chivor mines in Colombia, where requirements for healthy working conditions and fair pay are enforced. Our exclusive emerald supplier is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council and only works with other vendors who are RJC members. RJC is the world’s leading standard-setting organization for the jewelry industry, whose members are helping to transform supply chains to be more responsible and sustainable.

OUR PACKAGING

OUR PACKAGING

Kwiat sources our jewelry packaging from vendors who use Forest Stewardship Council® certified paper. The Council works to promote sustainable forestry using a system of inspecting and tracking timber and pulp to ensure it is being sourced in an eco-friendly manner.

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