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UNDERSTANDING QUALITY AND WHY WE USE EIGHTEEN KARAT
Gold in it’s pure state is 24K. It is often alloyed, or mixed, with other metals to give it ideal properties for metal smithing. The karat decreases as the gold content decreases, and the final karat indicates the number of parts gold out of 24K. Susie Saltzman chooses to work in 18K Gold, opposed to 14K or 10K, because it is more precious and we feel more appropriate for a lifetime keepsake and a significant purchase. 14K is often reserved for fashion jewelry. Because it is less parts gold, it's more affordable than 18K.
Susie Saltzman prides herself on upholding the highest standards in jewelry fabrication, craftsmanship and materials. For this reason, our fine jewelry is made in 18K Gold or Platinum.
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THE UNIVERSAL METHOD OF ASSESSING DIAMONDS
Everything you need to know about the 4C’s of diamonds
Graded on the Absence of Color
The color scale ranges from D (perfectly transparent) to Z (pale yellow). We’ve tailored our selection of diamonds from D to J — offering only colorless and near colorless stones.
A Diamond’s Unique Imperfections
All diamonds contain a distinct DNA of internal inclusions and external blemishes, graded under 10-power magnification. Our selection ranges from FL to SI2 ensuring only the highest clarity of diamonds.
The Measurement of Diamond Weight
Carat refers exclusively to the weight, not size, of the diamond. From subtle to generous, our engagement ring range consists of 0.75ct and above.
A Diamond’s Symmetry, Proportion and Polish
The relationship between various parts of a diamond determines the stone's ability to return light to the eye in an ideal fashion.