The size of the diamond

The size of a diamond is indicated by carat.
A carat consists of one hundred “dots”. One stone shines more than the other. A diamond that is completely free of inclusions is of the highest quality: flawless. The colour of the diamond is also taken into account. This can vary from white to yellow. However, diamonds are available in many colours. There are also diamonds in the colors: soft pink, red, blue, green or cognac.

Goldsmith Sylvester Andriessen has been buying his own diamonds for you for more than 30 years.
Who doesn’t want to enjoy the ultimate brilliance of a beautiful diamond in a beautiful piece of jewellery? A diamond gives cachet to your piece of jewellery. However, they are often precious stones. Because we buy diamonds ourselves we have competitive prices for diamond jewelry. Sylvester often uses diamonds in his designs. Are you looking for a unique piece of jewellery with diamonds? Come in and experience the brilliance of diamonds.

How to choose the right setting of a diamond?
Besides the shape and quality of your diamond, the setting of your diamond is also important. A setting is the way your diamond is fixed in the ring. It is important that your diamonds are firmly attached to your ring. They are often precious stones. You don’t want to lose them!

Why is a good diamond setting important?
You can still have such a beautiful diamond, if the diamond is not set correctly then your ring does not look nice. It is therefore important that you have the diamond setting professionally made. A diamond may sparkle. It gives cachet to your ring.

What do you have to watch out for?
-The quality of the setting. It is not the intention that there is play between the setting and the diamond. This way your diamond will stay in place longer.
-The finish of your setting. There should be no “burrs” on it. Otherwise you can easily get your diamonds stuck in clothing.
-Fits the type of setting to your daily work. It is not easy to have a vulnerable setting if you work in the catering industry, for example.

We often notice in our shop that this is not being considered. That makes sense, of course! You don’t buy a diamond ring every day and then you mainly look at what you like. When we explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different settings (and their quality!) they are often very surprised. However, for us it is important that you wear a ring with a lot of pleasure. That the ring suits you and your work. As a goldsmith we look a bit further than just selling a beautiful ring.

The most common diamond settings in a row:
Solitary setting
The name says it all. A solitary setting is a collective name to indicate that there is one diamond in your ring. There are many possibilities to put one diamond in your ring.

The most common solitary settings in a row:
-Classic setting: your diamond sits on the ring and is fixed with 4 or 6 legs.
-Closet setting: a box is placed around your diamond. This is fixed between or on top of the ring. On top you can see a border around the diamond.
-Smooth setting: your diamond is fixed in the ring. The top of your diamond is equal to the top of the ring.
-Span setting: your diamond is clamped between the ring.

Tensioning
At this setting, the diamond seems to float loose. However, the diamond is clamped between the ring. In both ends of the ring a small cut is made. The diamond falls into the ring. Due to the tension of both ends, the diamond remains stuck. You will understand that this is a vulnerable setting. We therefore often choose to put an extra (open) ring under the diamond. This way, the diamond is better fixed.

Span-setting-floating-diamond
Are you going for the ultimate sparkle? Then a rail setting might be something for you. The diamonds are put tightly together in a groove (this is called the rail). For this, the diamonds all have to be the same size. Because the diamonds are in a rail, they are well protected. You can choose how many diamonds you want to put in your ring.

Gold ring with diamonds set in a row
A pavé setting gives an unparalleled sparkle. The diamonds are put tightly together. Each diamond is attached with 4 or 6 legs. You can choose one row of diamonds or more. A playful effect is created by placing the rows of diamonds in a sloping shape.

Gold ring with diamond pave set

With an alliance setting, your stones are in a row, but each stone is in a separate setting (chaton). Very special are the alliance settings with different colours of diamond. Another name for an alliance setting is memoire.

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