Only 3% of the world’s diamonds are 100% Montluc
Buying diamond jewellery is notoriously complex. Are you getting the high quality you expect? Are you getting value for money? Are you buying something as deeply special as you want it to be?
However much research you undertake, it’s easy to go wrong or be misled. Until now. Montluc jewellery contains only the finest diamonds in the world. Period. In fact, we select only the top three percent of the world’s diamonds. So when it comes to making the right choice, we give you no choice at all. The best. Or nothing.
Watch how they phrase it
Some brands will say they reject 97% of the world’s diamonds. So that must mean they offer only the best 3% right? Wrong. Because they reject the best as well as the worst, leaving you with average or less. That’s why Montluc specifies that we only use the top 3% of the world’s finest diamonds.
Triple Excellent Cut
All our diamonds are Triple Excellent cut – but what does that actually mean? First of all, the style we use without exception is the Brilliant cut. With 57 facets, the Brilliant cut has been proven to radiate the most sparkle after 150 years of trying to improve it with 100 facets, 200 etc.
Beyond the style of cut, the quality and skill of the cut is graded from Poor to Excellent on official Gemological Institute of America (GIA) gradings.
Montluc is extremely rare in going way beyond this. Our Triple Excellent cut ensures that every single diamond is impeccably polished and aligned as well as perfectly cut.
1. Excellent POLISH
No tiny scratches and not even the slightest flaw guarantees the perfect polish on all 57 facets.
2. Excellent SYMMETRY
Every angle of every facet is perfectly aligned.
3. Excellent CUT.
The highest quality, most skilled cut possible. Always.
It’s painstaking, it’s expensive and it’s why most brands won’t buy diamonds of this quality as the cost so high. Each is a detail other brands often skimp. Montluc, quite simply, doesn’t.
Cut. Gives a great diamond its edge.
The quality of any diamond is determined by the famous 4Cs. Cut. Colour. Clarity. Carat. The cut is responsible for the ‘Oh wow, I can’t believe how much it sparkles’ factor. The better the cut, the more intense the sparkle. So if you like the idea of stopping conversations in the office, creating a talking point at the party, or simply watching your friends fail to hide their glances of envy, focus on the cut.
Our triple excellent cut is the best there is
The vast majority of diamonds are graded from Poor to Excellent as per official Gemological Institute of America (GIA) cut grades. Montluc, by contrast, only ever uses a standard of quality that goes one step further. Two, actually. Our Triple Excellent cut is the best there is. If you’re looking for a dancing, sparkling brilliance that seems to reflect all the light in the world, look no further.
Colour. Or rather, the absence of colour.
Less really is more. The less colour a diamond contains, the more valuable, the more rare, the more reassuringly perfect it is. Montluc diamonds are as pure and colourless as nature permits.
Our small diamonds under 0.20ct all meet the top colourless gradings from D (Absolutely colourless and very rare) to F (Colourless and rare).
Our larger diamonds over 0.20ct all meet the very top grade: D.
Clarity. A promise you can see through.
The clarity grade of a diamond indicates the number of blemishes, flaws and imperfections. If you’ve been reading this far, you won’t be surprised to know that Montluc selects only the most pure and most perfect diamonds possible.
Our small diamonds under 0.20ct all meet the best clarity gradings that current supplies allow, ranging from Flawless to VVS2.
Our larger diamonds above 0.20ct all meet the very top grade: Flawless.
Which says it all really.
Our small diamonds under 0.20ct all meet the top grades.
Clarity: Flawless to VVS2
Cut: Always Triple Excellent
Our larger diamonds over 0.20ct all meet the very top grades.
Cut: Always Triple Excellent
We bring total transparency to the diamond buying process. You’ll always find the 4C details you need listed by each of our pieces, so it’s easy to compare.”
Carat. The size of your carbon fingerprint.
Finally we come to carat, the measurement of a diamond’s weight. In metric terms, one carat is 200 milligrams. For absolute precision, carats are subdivided into 100 points. So a diamond weighing 0.50 carats, for example, is referred to as a ‘fifty pointer.’
The 5th C: Comfort
It goes without saying that you want the reassurance of knowing that you are purchasing the highest quality diamond jewellery possible. For your peace of mind, every Montluc diamond is:
- Laser-engraved to assure authenticity
- 100% sourced in Belgium, the world’s strictest most controlled diamond market
- 100% compliant with the highest internationally-recognised standards
- GIA-certified (all diamonds weighing over 0,20ct)
Montluc is also in the process of becoming a Certified Member of the Responsible Jewellery Council – the RJC.
Total transparency to the diamond buying process
Diamond jewellery represents a beautiful but a significant investment. Are you sure you know what you’re buying? Always, always ask for the complete specification – even for smaller diamonds. You’ll always find the 4C details you need listed by each of our pieces, so it’s easy to compare.