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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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Colombian Emeralds

KWIAT COLOMBIAN EMERALDS

Lush color and mesmerizing beauty.

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From pavé accents to magnificent center stones, the lush green hue of Colombian emeralds is fresh and elegant.

DAZZLING COLOR

An emerald’s value is largely based on its color, which is determined by its hue, tone, and saturation. Kwiat seeks out the purest, most deeply colored emeralds on earth, sustainably and ethically sourced from the Muzo and Chivor mines in Colombia, and carefully chooses stones that meet the highest standards of these measurements. Each is completely unique thanks to the distinctive inclusions that are a characteristic of all emeralds.

PRECISION CUT

The step cut technique developed for the emerald is so emblematic of the gemstone that it’s known as the emerald cut, even when applied to diamonds. This cut is especially good at making the most of an emerald’s color and brilliance, conveying a geometric elegance beloved by connoisseurs.

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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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