Oval Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
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14KW C=1.03CT T=1.45CT HPHT TREATED VS1C
This 14 karat white gold ring features a HPHT, 1.03 carat oval diamond surrounded by double halo of shimmering round diamonds with diamonds going down each side of the band. VS1 clarity, C cutting grad. The total weight of this ring is 1.45 carats.
HPHT stands for high pressure, high temperature. HPHT is applied to the few diamonds that are not fully crystallized ("premature diamonds") when released from fiery, erupting volcanoes. The process is a carefully controlled, scientific procedure where high pressure and high temperature is used to finish what Nature started by applying the same atmospheric pressure (70,000 atmospheres) and temperature (3,682°F) conditions required to bring a diamond to its fully "mature" state. The HPHT process involves gemologists carefully positioning a diamond in a "containment cube" that is surrounded by heating mechanisms. The cube is then placed in a press to apply the same amount of pressure the earth creates when forming diamonds. As you can imagine, these multi-million dollar facilities are very sophisticated and are centered around an enormous computer controlled diamond press. HPHT mimics the exact same conditions that occur in the volcanic environments where diamonds are found. This process brings a candidate diamond to its most mature, desirable, colorless state. Mature diamonds are defined as those that show a highly coveted D, E, F, G or H color grade. The HPHT process simply finishes what nature started. The HPHT diamond maturation process is permanent. Even though heat and pressure is applied to bring a natural, high clarity, top light brown (TLB) or top, top light brown (TTLB) to a white color grade, it is important to note that these diamonds are not synthetics.... *Prices are subject to change based on fluctuations in metal prices and currencies