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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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Ashoka Diamond 2021

THE ASHOKA® DIAMOND

A trademarked cut with fiery brilliance, available only at Kwiat in the U.S.

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A BRILLIANT ARRANGEMENT

ASHOKA is a trademarked diamond cut that is as distinctive as it is beautiful. The unique arrangement of 62 facets — the most consistent and symmetric of all fancy shape diamonds —creates a dazzling prismatic effect, giving ASHOKA its fiery brilliance.

A SIZABLE DIFFERENCE

The unique faceting pattern of the ASHOKA cut reveals a bigger and brighter diamond that appears 1-2 color grades higher than its GIA grading report, and 30%-50% larger than other diamonds of the same carat weight.

CONSISTENTLY BEAUTIFUL

It takes a special diamond to create an ASHOKA — fewer than 1% of rough diamonds meet the exacting standards. The process is demanding — it can take up to six months of meticulous work to cut an ASHOKA. The result: consistent stones of exceptional beauty, perfect for eternity bands, line bracelets, and other designs that require diamonds of equal size and symmetry.

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SUPERIOR QUALITY & CRAFTSMANSHIP
We adhere to the strictest standards with unsurpassed honesty and integrity.

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We maintain the highest standards for diamond procurement.

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GIA GRADED
All Kwiat diamonds are graded by the GIA and come with a GIA report.

From left to right: Cory, Greg, Lowell and Russell Kwiat

115 YEARS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND INTEGRITY

In 1907, Sam Kwiat started in the diamond jewelry business. He never imagined that his passion would take hold for generations to come. Together with his son, David, they grew a small family shop into a diamond legacy. More than a century later, the Kwiat family continues to design and craft the most exquisite diamond jewelry.

1907First Kwiat Store on Canal St. in New York

2021Current Kwiat Flagship Store in New York, Madison Avenue

115 YEARS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND INTEGRITY

In 1907, Sam Kwiat started in the diamond jewelry business. He never imagined that his passion would take hold for generations to come. Together with his son, David, they grew a small family shop into a diamond legacy. More than a century later, the Kwiat family continues to design and craft the most exquisite diamond jewelry.

CUSTOMERS ARE FAMILY

Our intention is to share our knowledge and expertise as we welcome you into the Kwiat family. An emphasis is placed on providing advice that fits your situation, with personal recommendations for selecting the right diamond jewelry for any of your special occasions. We take pride in our name and what it has come to stand for—diamond jewelry crafted with honesty and integrity. This is why customers keep coming back, generation after generation.

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