Is an appointment required to visit Gems Jewellers?
An appointment is not required to visit Gems Jewellers. However, should you wish to do so we would be pleased to set one up and thereby have the relevant gemstones, diamonds and articles of jewellery that you would be considering. (Harry Winston website)
Will Gems create a setting for my own diamonds and gemstones?
Absolutely, jewellery is meant to be enjoyed and treasured. Please get in touch with us and we will be delighted to help.
Why does the diamond grading scale start at D? What happened to A, B and C?
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. (REWORD FROM HARRY WINSTON)