Does Merry Belle carry Asscher-cut diamond rings?
The Asscher-cut is essentially a trade name that describes a square emerald-cut diamonds, with wide-cut and steep-cut corners, a small table and a built-up crown. Merry Belle does carry this special make of square emerald-cut diamonds.
What is more important in a diamond—color or clarity?
The importance of color versus clarity comes down to personal preference. Merry Belly only carries diamonds that are of D, E or F color, and greater than VS2 clarity. These high quality standards ensure that every ring you see in our store will feature a diamond of truly excellent beauty and brilliance. Please see our guide on Our Diamonds for more information.
Why is there no A, B, C in the diamond color grading system?
In 1953, the Gemological Institute of America introduced what is now the industry standard grading scale for colorless diamonds, grading them on a color scale from D to Z and a clarity scale from Flawless to I3. At the time the new grading system was introduced, several grading classifications were used that employed numbers, letters and descriptive words. This caused confusion when comparing two diamonds that had been graded with different nomenclatures. D was agreed upon as a starting point to differentiate from the previous systems.