Gold Diamonds Precious metals and Engraving
THE DIAMOND BY SUOMMO
Our expert gemologists research and select the purest, most exceptional stones. Only gems that meet the very strictest selection criteria are chosen to feature in our creations.
Our experts observe and consider the size, shape, colour and clarity of the stone, at different times of the day, under different kinds of light, selecting only those diamonds that sparkle with an incandescent spirit that makes hearts beat faster. At the end of the day, selecting diamonds is not only about applying the most demanding criteria; it is also about discovering the iridescent emotion that is hidden in only the finest stones.
Each time an item is purchased from our collection, Suommo provides a verification “identity card” for the diamond, in the form of a certificate issued from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Completely independent from the diamond trade, this internationally renowned laboratory, guarantees the reliability and quality of the gem, according to an impartial and rigorous classification system, that is globally recognised, within the diamond industry.
GIA certification is recognized as one of the most univerally reliable guarantees of a diamond’s quality.
CARE & TREATMENT
Your Suommo diamond is precious.
You may gently clean your diamond with warm soapy water, and a mild PH-neutral soap. Rinse thoroughly with clear warm water, then wipe gently and buff your diamond with a soft cloth.
This quick and simple cleaning method will maintain the luminous shine of your diamond. Under no circumstances, should abrasive products, such as household products, be used, in order to prevent damage to your diamond. Finally, it is recommended that you isolate your diamond within your jewellery box, to offer the ultimate protection and care.
Our Diamond Policy
Suommo adheres to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and the World Diamond Council voluntary system of warranties, which aims to put an end to ‘conflict diamonds’.
What are ‘conflict diamonds’, or ‘blood diamonds’?
These are rough diamonds, used by rebel movements or their allies, to finance armed conflicts against internationally recognised governments. These conflicts have devastating consequences for civilian populations: terror, injury, death. Examples include Angola, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (all are places of conflict and change over time).
What is the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme?
This is a system jointly initiated by governments, the international diamond industry, and civil society representatives, with the support of the United Nations, to put an end to the trade in conflict diamonds. It applies to all rough diamonds mined since January 1, 2003. In this system, rough diamonds travel in sealed containers, with numbered certificates, guaranteeing the diamonds are conflict-free. Participants apply the system to all rough diamonds they import and export. Participants include the EU and the US.
These practices are subject to review. If any of the participating countries (69 to date) is found to be non-compliant, it may be barred from the diamond trade.
What is the Voluntary System of Warranties?
The entire diamond industry, through the World Diamond Council, has pledged its support to end conflict diamond,s with additional measures applying to diamond and jewellery manufacture and sales.
All World Diamond Council members transmit the diamonds along the chain, with a statement of warranty, stating that the diamonds are conflict-free.
The Diamond Certification Standard, elaborating the 4Cs, was developed by the GIA, an internationally recognized institution. These criteria combine Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat, and determine the quality of the diamond and its respective value.
Suommo selects its diamonds according to the GIA’s criteria but it attains the ultimate level of excellence by choosing only the highest in each category, according to strict criteria. We are one of the few jewellers to offer such rigorous standards and remarkable quality.
Every diamond is examined under a magnifying glass in order to evaluate its fire, brightness and ultimate brilliance. A diamond selected by Suommo is a guarantee that you possess a truly exceptional stone.
Colour is essential when determining the value of a diamond. Colour is evaluated on a scale ranging from D (diamond of exceptional whiteness) to Z (diamond that is “tinted” white in colour). The whiter the diamond, the rarer it is. Suommo exclusively selects diamonds belonging to the most irreproachable categories: D (exceptional white +), E (exceptional white) and F (exceptional white), making them stones of extraordinary rarity.
An essential criterion, clarity, is defined by the number, size, nature and position of the inclusions (internal and external imperfections). A diamond is considered to have the highest level of clarity if no faults appear under a loupe which magnifies tenfold. Whilst almost all diamonds contain impurities, which alter their beauty and value, a perfectly pure diamond is extremely rare. The classification for clarity ranges from FL (flawless) to I3 (inclusions visible to the naked eye).
Suommo expert gemologists retain only the purest diamonds; those in the category ranging from FL to VS-2.
Suommo exclusively selects diamonds belonging to the most irreproachable category VVS-1 for our limited editions ‘Diamond & Rose Gold’.
The weight of a diamond is measured according to a standard unit used throughout the world; the carat. One carat is the equivalent of 0.2 grams. A diamond’s value varies according to its number of carats and its rarity. The heavier the uncut diamond, the rarer it is.
A diamond’s cut relates to its shape and proportions. The precise position of the facets plays a determining role in the diamond’s value.
An ideally cut diamond works like a mirror; it captures the light and reflects it from facet to facet, before finally sending it through the crown. Each facet must be cut with extreme precision to reveal the gem’s full potential of brilliance.
Suommo expert gemologists select only diamonds that are said to have an ideal cut. Suommo experts seek the perfect cut that best reveals the sparkle and brilliance of the stone. Only ‘excellent’ cuts are selected.
PURE YELLOW GOLD
This is the only precious metal to possess a yellow colour in its natural state. Unaffected by air and moisture, gold jewellery retains its original lustre for thousands of years. It is also the most malleable metal; a block of pure gold can be transformed into gold leaf, just a few hundredths of a millimetre thick.
Because of the malleability of gold, other metals such as copper and silver are added to strengthen it, creating an alloy. The purity of the resulting alloy is measured in carats (k). 24k gold is 100% pure, with no added metals. Suommo uses 18k gold for all its jewellery creations. Composed of 75% gold and also known as 750 thousandths, 18k gold contains 125 thousandths of copper and 125 thousandths of silver.
To provide customers with a guarantee of the highest quality, Suommo’s jewellers stamp all gold jewellery with a hallmark certifying its purity. In Spain and throughout much of the world, this 18k hallmark and a scale of 750 thousandths is the standard.
Engraving, engraving in diamonds
New, exclusive and timeless baby art
With Suommo’s renowned attention to detail, each creation embodies rare emotions and a unique baby story. Our creations evoke a precious moment, in a very special way; through the high level finishing, their supreme elegance is iconic style for babies.
Suommo is pleased to immortalise this treasured occasion, by providing for future special moments, with the opportunity to customise each creation with an everlasting and loving engraving.
Eternal feeling, engraved in diamonds.
Dreams cannot be made by mass-production. That is why we have created a very special and distinguished accessory for your baby’s crib, where you may lovingly engrave her name in diamonds. The perfect finishing will make your crib look the way you always dreamed of.
Each art creation is a true ode to elevated jewellery that enhances the natural beauty in everyday objects. Each is a touching, heart-warming gift, to be kept in your memory, defying time itself.
When looking at these delicate jewels, you will feel the latent intensity of eternal emotion.