Thinking of proposing? At Frank Zampa we are here to help! A diamond lasts a lifetime and Our engagement rings are made with love, each customised to symbolise the love between the couple, true to its owner. We take pride in creating the perfect ring that reflects your love – using nothing but the finest quality diamonds.
Diamonds are unique, for various characteristics in the earth, like humans and their fingerprints, no diamond like another, hence their rarity. This is the association we make with love and beauty, the scintillation and brilliance in a diamond represent the love and fire a couple share, rare and none alike.
At Frank Zampa we believe in Quality. It is important to maintain the perfect combination of characteristics in order to obtain a diamond that displays the perfect fire, brilliance and scintillation.
EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS
Learn about all the available diamond cuts and browse through the images below to see a variety of mounted ring examples.
The traditional round brilliant is the finest cut, with 57 facets (58 when including culet) is the cut that sparkles most. With excellent proportions,the round brilliant refracts a superior display of light and colour. A perfectly cut colourless round brilliant is a definite winner, one would immediately fall in love with its sparkle.
If you are more of a square loving person this is the diamond for you. The elegant princess cut diamond is suitable for any stylish and unique individual with just enough facets to portray a display of colour and sparkle that is attractive to anyone’s eye.
This is an extremely popular, square-looking cut with round edges, similar to a pillow. This cut seems to be an in between, a mix of both round and princess cuts. The subtle edges make the cushion cut ideal for halo mounts. Excellent characteristics portray just the right amount of brilliance to stand out and be different.
A graceful and stylish cut. The pear is a mixture of round brilliant and marquise. It can be worn facing up and down making it more unique, making fingers look longer. Symmetry is important in order to obtain brilliance.
Oval brilliant cuts, similar to the round brilliant it displays impeccable brilliance. Oval cuts appear larger when comparing carat weight due to the way their weight is distributed on the top. Giving a classical cut diamond a more moder twist with beautiful fire and brilliance.
Step cut is seen best in the emerald cut. One can see the details of the perfection of step-cutting in an emerald cut diamond and appreciate the diamonds luster. Due to it’s cut we only recommend excellent colour and clarity characteristics in Emeralds cuts as both colour and inclusions are eaily noticeable. An elegant cut, generally best mounted on more classical mounts to pronounce its elegance.
The radiant cut boasts its signature trimmed corners, featuring a long elegant shape while still maintaining fire and brilliance. This makes this cut a popular match for pairing with rounded or square diamonds.
Marquise cut also appears larger, with 57 facets. With perfect symmetry this cut displays an amazing mixture of brilliance fire and scintillation thats undeniably irresistible to the eye, this cut best suited on long fingers for a woman who is more unique.
All of the above diamond cuts can be set on different mounts for round brilliant, halo, plain or with diamonds on the side.
Let us guide you! Speak to one of our specialists today.
Our diamonds, all certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) are graded by what are commonly known as the 4Cs: Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat Weight.
Each of these characteristics directly correlates to the diamond’s value. Any variation in one of these characteristics will make the diamond more or less valuable.
Referring to the lack of it, colour in diamonds is very subtle. The closer to colourless a diamond is,the more valuable. Diamond colour characteristics are based on the hue of the diamond itself, its tone and saturations create the colours depth. Colour is easier to see in larger diamonds with colours D,E & F being the excellent whites. Diamond colour grading occurs under controlled conditions where a grader compares stones of the same carat and cut.
Mounting also effects the diamond’s colour. Many diamonds emit fluorescence when exposed to UV’sblueish hue. Diamonds with no florescence are of a higher quality.
Fancy Coloured diamonds on the other hand are graded by the intensity of their colour. The rarest fancies are red, green, purple and orange. Following are pink and blue with yellow, black and champagne being the most common. The more vivid their colour the higher their value.
Clarity refers to the inclusions enclosed in the diamond itself during development. Diamonds with less clarity are more valuable as they are rarer to find. Minor characteristics within the diamonds which do not affect its’ beauty or durability. Because diamonds formed deep within the earth, under extreme heat and pressure, they often contain unique birthmarks, either internal (inclusions) or external (blemishes).
Every diamond is unique. None is absolutely perfect under 10× magnification, though some come close. Known as Flawless diamonds, these are exceptionally rare. Most jewelers have never even seen one.
Our selection of diamonds ranges from Internally Flawless where no inclusions are seen under 10x magnification to VVS1 and VVS2 where the diamonds have minute inclusions which are extremely difficult to see under a 10x magnification. Vs1 and Vs2 very difficult to see under 10x magnification.
The way a diamond is cut plays a key factor to the way a diamond interacts with light. Giving diamonds their brightness and sparkle. A very good and excellent cut diamond can make light perform in breathtaking ways, releasing fire, brilliance and scintillation. Fire is the colour seen within the diamond, brilliance is the reflection of white light within the diamond and scintillation refers to sparkles when a diamond or its observer moves.
A diamond’s cut effects colour and clarity, the proportions themselves allow natural light to refract through the diamond and this is reflected off. An ideal cut loses none of this light and shines beautifully, whereas a diamond with too much depth or too shallow would be of a lesser quality as it loses its sparkle. Diamond cutters take into consideration that a diamond must have the least flaws possible. Therefore, they make it a point to maximise a diamonds potential.
Diamond weight is measured in Metric Carat, 1.00 Carat weighs 0.20 grams. Gem weight standard was initially compared to a carob seed which is divided into points, for example half a carat can also be referred to as 50 points of a carat or 0.50 pts. The larger the diamond, the higher its value when the other 3 characteristics are the same.
One diamond weighing 1.00ct is more valuable than 4 diamonds of 0.25cts each with the same characteristics. There are also the magic numbers, diamonds with slight difference in weight may have a price difference due to these magic numbers. Starting at 0.25, 0.50, 0.75,1.00…and so on, the larger the carat weight of the diamond, the higher its value would be. Same goes for a diamond of 0.98ct and another of 1.03, with only 0.05ct difference, their value changes drastically due to the rarity of larger diamonds.
One must balance out each of these above characteristics in order to acquire the ideal diamond.
At Frank Zampa we can help you come up with the ideal characteristics fit for your perfect engagement ring.
APPRAISALS, VALUATIONS & UPGRADES
DIAMOND UPGRADE SERVICE
Diamond prices have been steadily increasing for the past twenty years, and diamonds tend to hold their value extremely well. Given this, it is extremely unlikely that diamonds will lose their value. As part of its commitment to clients, Frank Zampa Jewellery has introduced an upgrade service which has been extremely well received by locals and foreigners alike.
Any customer of the firm may, at any time upgrade a purchased diamond, as long as the original diamond report is returned. This novel approach means that a customer may choose to change the cut, colour, clarity or carat value of the existing diamond at any time. It’s indeed common to see a couple return on the anniversary of their engagement and increase the specification of the diamond proudly carried on the ring. But the service isn’t limited to engagement rings only – a diamond is a great investment and a lovely gem to behold – an opportunity to upgrade it further is a unique one indeed. Call us now to fix a consultation with one of our experts.
Wedding rings or wedding bands are central to Maltese culture. They have been a symbol of endurance and eternity since time immemorial. The wedding ring represents a lifetime attachment between a couple and is one of the most important purchases a person will ever make.Frank Zampa Jewellery offers a vast selection of tailor-made wedding rings, starting off with traditional plain wedding bands in 18ct yellow, white or rose gold. For the more adventurous, Frank Zampa Jewellery offers the one-coloured engraved style as well as two or three toned rings which can be customised to suit any requirement or size.
In 2016, Frank Zampa Jewellery also acquired world-renowned German brand AG Gerstner, which specialises in luxury custom-made wedding bands, including inscription and personalisation.Couples often favour jewel-set rings which add some sparkle to the traditional ring. Diamonds can be set into the ring itself making each ring as discreet or elaborate as each client would like it to be. Rings are an expression of a couple’s image and our expert team will help you forge your character into your ring’s design.