K’dor DiamondsNature’s Gift
House of K’dor diamonds undergo a rigorous selection process. Our gemmologists only consider natural diamonds that are certified by the GIA (Gemmological Institute of America, an independent international certification body chosen by House of K’dor for its impartiality of judgement) in diamond selection.
Through darkness diamonds spread their richest light
The 4 C’s
A combination of subtle characteristics, named the 4Cs (carat, colour, clarity and cut), is considered in the selection process. House of K’dor assesses the stone as a whole, examining its generous proportions, structure and the symmetry of its facets. We meticulously consider the diamonds degree of finishing in relation to its cut, its radiance and the way the light is reflected. A House of K’dor diamond must play with the light creating a perfect balance between brilliance, fire and sparkle.
The unit of measurement of diamond weight is the carat. The name comes from the carob seed that was once used to weigh diamonds.
The weight is the most important criteria in determining the price of a diamond. A carat corresponds to 0.20 g.
Inclusions are natural imperfections that occur in diamonds, they are birthmarks and no two diamonds have the same inclusions.
The clarity of a diamond depends on the number of inclusions, their size and their position. The clarity chart put into place by the GIA allows classification from FL (Flawless = no visible flaws even under a magnifying glass X10) to I3 (Imperfect, inclusions visible to the naked eye).
House of K’dor diamonds are only selected between IF and VS2, which guarantees exceptional clarity and the absence of the slightest inclusion visible to the naked eye.
A diamond is all the more exceptional if it is colourless.
The colour is evaluated by the GIA according to a scale that goes from D to Z in alphabetical order (D signifies a “Colourless" diamond and Z “Faint Colour").
House of K’dor diamonds are exclusively chosen between D and F, meaning they are all colourless. House of K'dor accepts only diamonds with no or little fluorescence.
Among the 4Cs, the most determining factor is without a doubt the cut of the diamond. The cut refers to the diamond’s symmetry, its balance - neither too high, nor too flat. It is the guarantee of exceptional beauty.
House of K’dor diamonds whose size is greater than 0.30 carats on the GIA scale are classified "Very Good" or "Excellent", guaranteeing an optimal brilliance and a unique sparkle.