Diamonds were formed over 3 billion years ago deep within the earth's crust under conditions of intense heat and pressure that cause carbon atoms to crystallize forming this amazing everlasting symbol of love and happiness.
【AbHerï Diamonds - Purbsuit of Quality and Ethical Standards.】
(Conflict-Free Diamond Policy)
ABHERI along with the global diamond industry, has a zero-tolerance policy toward conflict diamonds.
Through measures such as the Kimberley Process, which tracks diamonds from mine to market,the industry in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and nongovernmental organizations, polices diamond exports to prevent the trade of illegal diamonds.
At ABHERI, we only purchase diamonds through the most respected suppliers who adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley Process.
All ABHERI diamonds are warranted to be conflict free.
【About The Kimberley Process】
It is an International process to track and certify diamonds.
In April 2003,congress and President Bush passed a law adopting the Kimberley Process that requires all US diamond retailers to buy diamonds from manufacturers who have documentation warranting that the merchandise was obtained through legitimate channels.
Today, the US Customs Service actively enforces the Kimberley Process requirements as diamonds enter American ports.
Concerning Zimbabwe Diamonds About Grading and Classification of Diamonds Our expert GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Graduate Gemologist select the highest quality of diamonds from all over the diamond manufacturing centers of the world. At AbHerï, large stones above 0.20 carat are appraised and grade certified by A.G.L. (Association of Gemological Laboratories, Japan) and guaranteed for its natural origin as well as grades as per the standards set by GIA, USA.
The smaller sizes of diamonds are individually checked and verified for its natural formation.
Grading diamonds【The famous 4Cs of Grading diamonds】
1. Carat Size
Carat is the unit of weight in gemstones. 1 carat is equal to 0.20 grams. The value and the prices goes up higher as the size goes higher in carat weight.
The color of diamonds is graded on a scale of D through Z. D (initial letter of Diamond) is the highest grading which literally means colorless with pure brilliance.
At AbHerï', we use diamonds which are "F" color and up in color grading.
The clarity of diamonds is graded on a scale of 11 descending grades from FL (Flawless) up to Heavy Pique (heavy inclusions).
These are inspected by our experts under 10 x magnification,as well as Gemlogical Microsope.
AbHerï's diamonds have a grading standard of VS2 or higher clarity only.
At this level, inclusions are rarely visible to the human eye. And the cost is most reasonably sourced.
The cut of a diamond is graded by proportion, symmetry, and polish. The cut affects the brilliancy of diamonds and has to be checked minutely for its luster.
AbHerï sources diamonds that are graded of VERY GOOD cut or higher cut grades.