Jewellery Knowledge

PRECIOUS METALS

Picking the right metal can be a big decision. Precious metals are the base of all beautiful jewellrey and can give your piece the right feel. Learn about Gold, Platinum, Silver, and Rhodium and Palladium.

Read More

Watch Glossary

Learn about all the different types of watches. A timeless accessory built to be functional and beautiful. Whatever your taste or occasion, we have the time piece for you!

Read More

Birth Stones

Harden’s Fine Jewellers carries a beautiful selection of dazzling coloured gemstone jewellery. From pendants to rings, earrings to bracelets there is a colored stone for every taste and budget.

Read More

Diamond Knowledge

The Four C's

Knowing about the four C's (Carat, Colour, Clarity, and Cut) is the first step to buying your dream diamond. Here at Harden's Fine Jewellers we will do our best to help you find the right diamond for you and your loved one. From determining the size of your ideal diamond to getting the perfect cut that compliments your unique style we are here to help you along every step of the way.

Navigation

Colour

Although most people believe diamonds to be clear or colorless, the majority of diamonds are yellow, brown, and black. Most of those diamonds find their way into industrial purposes, (drill bits, saw blades, etc.) The rarest of all diamond colors are white (or colorless). It is very common to find slightly brown or yellow diamonds in today’s jewellery. The whiter the diamond is, the more valuable the stone is.

Diamonds are graded for color face down, against a white background. The diamond is then assigned a letter grade. Most diamonds used for jewellery purposes fall into the Near Colorless Category – G to J. The Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) grades color alphabetically from D (totally colorless) to Z (yellow). For a diamond to be considered “colorless,” the G.I.A. requires that it be a D, E, or F.

Perhaps the most important factor to consider when selecting color is the type of setting you plan on using. If you plan on mounting the stone on a platinum or white gold setting, consider a diamond in the D-G range. Yellow gold will be much more forgiving to a less than colorless stone, but regardless of the setting, the diamond will start to appear yellow if the color grade is lower than about J.