The quality of the materials used in a piece of fine jewelry greatly affects its beauty. That’s why we take extra steps to ensure that our materials are high quality, allowing our designs to shine. On top of using high quality materials, our designs are crafted by an expert jeweler, creating pieces that will stand the test of time.
Higher Diamond Quality
Many of our competitors use single cut diamonds in their pieces, which have only 16 to 18 facets. At Genevieve Collection, however, we always use full cut diamonds, which feature 57 to 58 facets, giving our diamonds more radiance. Full cut diamonds have far more brilliance (the white light that shimmers from a diamond) and fire (the rainbow-colored light that shimmers from a diamond) than single cut diamonds.
Additionally, many of our competitors use diamonds with I1 or I2 clarity gradings. We use only diamonds with SI1 or SI2 gradings, a step above these other retailers. Why is this important? I1 or I2 graded diamonds often have flaws that are visible to the naked eye, flaws that may affect a diamond’s ability to reflect and refract light. SI1 and SI2 graded diamonds are less flawed and never have flaws that affect a diamond’s ability to shimmer.
Only 18k Gold
Each Genevieve Collection design is crafted from 18k gold. With most gold jewelry, you’ll find that the piece is made of either 14k or 18k gold, as completely pure 24k gold is too soft to be worn everyday. We choose to use 18k gold, which has a higher percentage of pure gold (75%) than 14k gold (58.3%). This higher purity gold has both practical and cosmetic advantages. Practically, 18k gold is more hypoallergenic, making it more comfortable for those with sensitive skin. Cosmetically, 18k has a richer golden tone, giving it a luxe look.Expert Craftsmanship
To have high quality jewelry, you need both high quality materials and a skilled craftsman to put them together. At GVCOJ, all of our jewelry is crafted by our expert in-house jeweler, who boasts over 20 years of experience crafting fine jewelry.
After each piece is completed, our team goes the extra mile to ensure it’s well made and durable. Each GVCOJ design undergoes a a quality inspection to confirm that it lives up to our rigorous quality standards.What Is 18k Gold?