Our standards

All materials used by Susie Saltzman are sourced through environmentally responsible procedures, and great care is taken with the custom fabrication of each piece.

Our goal is that everything from the experience to the finished product, should be as close to perfect as humanly possible.

Our Standards
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Our Standards
 

 

THe universal method of assessing diamonds

Everything you need to know about the 4C’s of Diamonds.

 
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Color

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.

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Clarity

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.

 
 
 
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Carat

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.

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Cut

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.

 
 

 

Good as gold

understanding quality and why we use eighteen karat.

 
Evaluating Gold

Gold in it’s pure state is 24K. It is often alloyed, or mixed, with other metals to give it ideal properties for metalsmithing.  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. 

Any questions or special requests are welcome - feel free to Contact Us.