THE GUIDE TO DIAMONDS
Created by nature, every diamond is unique. Our diamonds are cut by master craftsmen and wrapped in exquisite design. Discover the timeless treasures.
WONDERS OF NATURE
Diamonds are spectacular stones of unusual strength formed up to 3.2 billion years ago at intense pressure and temperature below the surface of the earth. Diamonds in the rough are carefully excavated from earth, riverbeds, and the bottom of the ocean, and in the hands of expert craftsmen they are polished into rare gems of exceptional brilliance. Even before the invention of facets unleashed intense light in diamonds, diamonds have been attributed rare and captivating traits: objects of healing powers, symbols of invincibility, splinters from stars, and tears of the gods. When brilliant cut they radiate timeless glamour – and are tokens of love and eternity. For centuries, they have perpetuated love stories across the globe.
THE FOUR C’S
The four Cs are the globally accepted standards for assessing the quality of a diamond. Each of the four Cs: carat, clarity, colour and cut, contributes to the value and unique beauty of a diamond. The globally accepted industry standards for grading diamonds are created by GIA (The Gemological Institute of America), the world’s foremost authority on diamonds. State-of-the-art technology is employed to determine the exact characteristics and quality of each diamond.
For every step on the diamond grading scale, there is a significant distinction. Many of these distinctions are so subtle as to be invisible to the untrained eye, but even slight differences make a great impact on the cost and quality of the diamond.
Carat is the standard mass measuring unit used to determine the weight of a diamond. 1 carat = 0.20 grams. Even a fraction of a carat can make a considerable difference in both the cost and appearance of the diamond.
Clarity refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes in the diamond. The fewer so called natural birthmarks, the more light will pass through the stone facets.
Diamonds are valued by how closely they approach colourlessness. The less colour in a white diamond, the rarer and more valuable it is. Fancy colour diamonds, such as pinks, yellows, and blues, lie outside this colour range.
The cut determines how the diamond interacts with light and it is the cut that fuels the diamond’s fire, sparkle, and brilliance. For that reason, the allure of a particular diamond depends more on cut quality than anything else.
AN EXTRA C FOR CONFIDENCE
Independent expert gemmologists assess every stone to ensure that our diamonds always meet the highest standards. We work with internationally recognized suppliers of conflict-free diamonds, always purchased in accordance with the conventions of the United Nations. A diamond from OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN has been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding in conflict-related areas and in compliance with the United Nations Resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds. Unless noted, the diamonds are not from Zimbabwe. To the best of our knowledge, our diamonds have been ethically sourced in Australia, Canada, Botswana, or South Africa. We have advanced systems in place to ensure that our diamonds are natural and untreated, to the best of our knowledge. The diamonds are sorted several times by diamond graders, and even graded minimum one time with a 10x diamond microscope. Only the very best diamonds remain in this assortment, concerning make, quality, and consistency.
FINEST QUALITY AND DESIGN
OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN’s fine jewellery collections offer a wide variety of exclusive designs set with brilliant cut diamonds wrapped in 18 karat gold. Every angle and every detail is carefully designed to elevate the brilliance of the precious diamonds. We guarantee finest quality diamonds and always strive to pick diamonds that are the best within each step on the diamond grading scale.
Most diamonds in our fine jewellery collections are classified TW.VS. TW (Top Wesselton) is equivalent to F-G on the GIA colour-scale defining a high-grade diamond that is colourless or near colourless. VS describes the clarity of the diamond as very slightly included, which signifies that it is almost impossible to identify any inclusions without intense magnification. We do not source diamonds with inclusions visible to the naked eye: our minimum standard is colour G, clarity SI-1.
Most diamonds from OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN are brilliant cut and are classified in the top-grade categories excellent or very good on the GIA diamond cut-scale. Brilliant cut diamonds are cut with 57 facets permitting the stone facets to unleash light with unrivalled intensity. The geometric form of the brilliant cut is designed to optimise the diamond’s dispersion (the way the light is spread in colours) and brilliance (the reflection of light) is the result of meticulous craftsmanship. Besides brilliant-cut diamonds we also offer fancy cut diamonds such as pear and oval.
DIAMOND SOLITAIRE JEWELLERY
Our Solitaire assortment is composed by a variety of unique designs set with a large center diamond. The Solitaire jewellery is available in yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold and with center diamonds of different specifications. We only use top-grade diamonds, starting from minimum quality G/SI1. The Solitaire rings are exquisite, sparkling creations – and the most popular choice within engagement rings.
The Classic Solitaire Collection offers rings, earrings, and colliers with a single diamond pendant. The Solitaire ring is available with diamonds ranging from 0.30 ct. and up. A thin 18 karat gold shank is used for diamonds up to 1.0 ct., while a thicker shank is used above 1.0 ct. Designed by Ole Lynggaard.
The Nature Solitaire ring is available with an oval or pear-shaped center diamond in white or Natural Fancy Yellow from 0.80 ct. and up. The ring is adorned with additional five or three smaller diamonds depending on the shape of the center diamond, as are the gold details determined by the shape and carat of the center diamond. Designed by Charlotte Lynggaard.
WINTER FROST SOLITAIRE
The Winter Frost Solitaire ring is available with a brilliant-cut center diamond from 0.80 ct. and up. The ring is designed in three versions with different leaves settings encircling the diamond depending on the carat of the center diamond. Designed by Charlotte Lynggaard.
We authenticate your solitaire diamond purchase with a detailed grading report. It guarantees the authenticity (that the diamond is natural) and uniqueness of the diamond. The grading report consists of three international certificates that belong to that specific piece of jewellery:
The report is unique, irreplaceable and must always follow the diamond. The report comes wrapped in an envelope with your solitaire diamond jewellery.
In addition to this detailed report, all diamonds above 0.30 ct. come with an OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN certificate made by our diamond supplier in Denmark.
AT YOUR SERVICE
Whether you are looking to find the perfect engagement ring, choose your wedding bands, mark a precious milestone, or discover that special addition to your personal collection, we are honoured to assist you. Our Solitaire jewellery is available with center diamonds of different specifications. Depending on the specific design and your personal requests regarding diamond characteristics, and cost, there is a variety of diamond jewellery for you to explore. Our diamond experts are delighted to consult with you to ensure you find that special something, you are seeking. For guidance and specifications, please schedule an appointment at one of our six flagship stores in Copenhagen, Copenhagen Airport, Paris, Sydney, Munich, or Stockholm. Here, you will be able to explore a variety of exquisite diamonds and exclusive fine jewellery designs while our diamond experts guide you through the collections according to your wishes. We look forward to welcoming you on a journey through the world of diamonds.