gia certificateIt’d be easy (and very lucrative) for Design by Sevan to sell diamonds online, so why don’t we? It’s just not in the best interest of our customers, and here’s why.

Every diamond in the world is unique and different, and a diamond’s ratings alone can’t possibly describe its beauty and brilliance. Professional diamond buyers know that two diamonds with identical ratings can look drastically different. One might be amazingly brilliant while another with the exact same rating could be as lifeless as an ice cube. That’s why a diamond is one of the worst possible items to buy sight unseen.

The fact is, many online diamond companies don’t own their own diamonds—they’re simply looking at a grading report and often don’t actually see the diamonds they’ve sold before they’re shipped to the online buyer. How can you know what you’re buying if they don’t know what they’re selling?

Design by Sevan is different. Our diamond buyers,Herman And Sevan , go overseas three to four times a year to belgium and north west territories. It’s expensive and time-consuming, but it allows us to offer our customers a selection of the most breathtaking diamonds possible – diamonds we’ve seen and exhaustively evaluated in person. Diamonds we are proud to stand behind.

Diamond Quality

A.S.T Jewellers offers the largest collection of the world’s finest cut diamonds. Pre-selected for exceptional quality, the cut, colour, and clarity of our loose diamonds are evaluated based on a standardized grading scale.

Grading Reports

Our quality standards are among the highest of all jewelers. Each loose diamond is accompanied by a grading report from either GIA or AGSL, independent diamond grading labs with the most stringent grading scales of all labs.

GIA Grading

A GIA Diamond Grading Report isn’t an appraisal but a scientific blueprint of your stone’s exact qualities. GIA’s heritage as a research and educational institution means they are trusted to provide accurate, unbiased diamond evaluations.

100% Conflict Free

A.S.T. Jewellery is proud to be one of only a handful of companies world-wide to offer these beautiful, legitimate Canadian Certified Conflict Free Diamonds Each comes with a government certification of origin. Today, the global demand for Conflict Free Diamonds well exceeds the supply.

Certified Authentic Canadian Diamonds

diamond certification

Each Canadian Maple Leaf Eskimo Canadian Diamond is accompanied by the Canadian Certificate of Authenticity TM guaranteeing its country of origin and quality.

All diamonds are assigned an ID number, along with an image of a maple leaf, inscribed with a laser on the girdle of the diamond, corresponding to the Canadian Certificate of Authenticity.

Canadian Maple Leaf Eskimo Canadian Diamonds ensure that every diamond is truly a treasure of Canada’s North. Actice Ice has won accredatitation as a pArcticipant in the Strict Canadian Code of Conduct for diamonds set forth by the Government. This is your assurance that your Eskimo Canadian Diamond has met the rigorous standards of quality, and the strict guidelines established by the Government of Canada.

What is Diamond Fluorescence?

Diamond FluorescenceFluorescence in some degree is common in a great percentage of diamonds. Fluorescence is a form of illumination that is created when a diamond is exposed to low or high wave ultraviolet radiation. Faint or medium fluorescence will rarely affect a diamond’s appearance. Usually fluorescence is unnoticed by the human eye in ordinary light. Fluorescence can cause a diamond to appear less clear or slightly hazy if the diamond exhibits very strong or extreme fluorescence. When selecting your diamond it is best to choose a diamond that has no fluorescence or faint to moderate fluorescence.

Diamonds that possess strong fluorescence in color grades lower than the color grade of H will often face up approximately one color grade better than a non-fluorescent diamond. Strong fluorescence can actually improve the appearance of diamonds that possess traces of color. Diamonds that possess strong fluorescence in colorless to very near colorless grades D through G sometime exhibit a noticeable luminescence which can give the diamond a hazy appearance. A strong or extremely fluorescent diamond can usually be purchased for 10 to 30% less than a diamond that possesses fluorescence that is moderate or better.

Listed below is a list of abbreviations for describing strength of fluorescence:
  • N, NO, NON, – No Fluorescence
  • F, FB, FT, FA, – Faint or Faint Blue Fluorescence
  • SL, SLB, SLT, – Slight Fluorescence
  • M, MO, ME, MD – Medium or Moderate Fluorescence
  • S, ST, STB, STG, – Strong Fluorescence/li>
  • E, EX, EXB, EF, – Extreme Fluorescence

Lifetime Warranty

All of our diamond jewelry is manufactured using the highest quality materials and is inspected prior to shipment. Once you receive your item you can have it professionally cleaned and inspected locally. Most jewelry stores perform these inspection services for free, including steam cleaning your ring and checking the prongs for tightness, regardless of where you made your original purchase. You can also clean jewelry yourself using jewelry cleaner or a toothbrush and warm soapy water.

We stand behind everything we sell and warrant that all items will be free from any manufacturing defects at the time of delivery. In the event that there is ever a problem with your jewelry, it can be mailed back to our offices for inspection. If the problem is deemed to be from a structural defect, we will repair or replace the item at no charge to you. If the damage is caused by normal wear-and-tear, then our offices will repair your jewelry at cost. You may also return your jewelry to our offices for free prong tightening, repolishing, rhodium plating and cleaning for the life of your fine jewelry.