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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Fred Leighton Round® is a proprietary diamond cut that perfects the understated elegance and charm of antique diamonds with modern engineering. Based on the old European cut that reigned from 1890-1930, the Fred Leighton Round is more brilliant than a vintage stone, dazzling with fire and charisma. It’s set in a ring of contrast: the contemporary mounting allows the diamond to float above the band to let more light into the stone. The blackened platinum, meticulously set with pavé diamonds, provides striking drama.
We invite you to preview Kwiat diamond jewelry at a boutique near you. Let us know which pieces are of interest to you so they are available for your appointment.
We invite you to see this ring in person at the Kwiat Salons in New York or Las Vegas, or at a trusted retailer partner near you. Please let us know your availability and we’ll ensure the ring is available for you to view within 3-5 days.