R E C T I L I N E A R C O N S T E L L A T I O N S
We've introduced you to the Ada Collection (learn about it here). By this point you may be wisely wondering, what even ARE baguette and carré-cut diamonds? Why are we so excited about them, and more importantly why are we bringing them into the SK Galaxy? Allow us to explain, and envision that this lesson is being presented to you on a rectilinear chalkboard.
T H E O T H E R B A G U E T T E
The lack of brilliance in diamonds with this cut also affects their color—if it is of a lower grade and the stone has some yellow tints, they will be much more visible than those in a round stone with the same color grade.
H E Y C A R R É
'Carré' is the term for the archetypal square-shaped diamond, which has ninety degree corners and a large upper facet. It was developed to make use of the maximum amount of rough stone, and is often seen in antique jewelry that was created before the arrival of the modern princess cut.
A D I F F E R E N T C H A N N E L ?
So now you know! Ah, but what about this different setting we're using in the Ada Collection? It'd be square of us to not to tell you about it.
Channel-setting stones creates a clean and minimal look. It's a setting style that derives its name from the physical channels which are cut into the metal in order to house a row of diamonds. The edges of the diamonds sit securely in individual recesses that are cut into the internal walls of the channel, and then they're framed within a wall of metal.
One of the biggest advantages of channel-setting stones is that the stones in them are very safe. Not only is its minimal look alluring, but it is arguably one of the most secure styles of settings. The metal completely encloses the edges of the diamonds, providing extra protection from any accidental knocks (life happens and we hope that you wear your SK jewelry frequently if not always.) This makes it an ideal setting style for baguettes and carré-cut stones, which have angular, fragile corners.