About the DesignerF
From her first designs at GIA to her line creations at top jewelers around the globe, Maytal has transcended across all genres of jewelry design. By coupling her extensive technical background in the jewelry making process along with her top level industry experience, Maytal is able to work one on one with her customers and create exceptional one of a kind pieces of jewelry.
After acquiring multiple certifications at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), including Graduate Jeweler Gemologist (GJG), Maytal honed her jewelry skills at Tiffany & Co. in New York City. From there it was on to several tier 1 prestigious jewelry designers in the US. Nowadays, Maytal focuses on creating heirloom pieces designed with maximum quality and superior stones that will be treasured forever.
4 C's Of A Diamond
Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weights. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 "points". Many people assume that prices increase the more carats a diamond weighs, but two diamonds of equal carat weight can be priced very differently depending on their clarity, color, and cut.
The color of a diamond is based on it's lack of color. Diamonds are graded on a scale of D-Z, D being colorless. The further down the scale you go the more hints of yellow a diamond contains. Anything lower than Z goes into the "fancy" colored diamonds.
Diamonds are formed deep in the earth under extreme heat and pressure. During this process some imperfections, such as cracks or crystals, often form inside the diamond. External imperfections can also occur, and prices of diamonds are directly correlated. GIA has a diamond clarity scale that is used as the industry standard.
A diamond's cut refers not only to it's shape, but more importantly its ability to sparkle and transmit light. Cut is graded according to proportions, symmetry, and polish--the better the cut, the more luminous it is. A diamond's cut is the most difficult to analyze, and must be very carefully considered when selecting a diamond.