The Leo Diamond – Visibly Brighter

Introduction

Introducing the Leo Diamond – Exclusive to Ernest Jones

Handcrafted by Leo Schachter, one of the leading fine diamond companies, the Leo Diamond is captivating, breathtaking and desired by women everywhere. Forming the stunning centrepiece of an exquisite collection of rings, pendants and earrings, it is available only at Ernest Jones.

Visibly brighter and independently certified

Visibly brighter than conventional diamonds, the Leo® Diamond is the first diamond to be independently certified for its superior brilliance. With its exclusive patented cut, it is the ultimate expression of love with a difference that can easily be seen by the naked eye.

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What is the Leo Diamond

The Leo Diamond – Exclusive to Ernest Jones

Handcrafted by Leo Schachter, one of the leading fine diamond companies, the Leo Diamond is recognised as a breakthrough in the technique and craft of diamond cutting. The unique symmetry and placement of its facets result in fire, sparkle and brilliance that will take your breath away. Brilliance is how a diamond's beauty is determined and the Leo Diamond, exclusive to Ernest Jones, radiates more brilliance than other conventional diamonds.

Visibly brighter

The Leo Diamond is the first diamond to be independently certified as visibly brighter, a difference that can easily be seen with the naked eye. A diamond's brilliance is defined as the reflection of a bright white light from the facets of the diamond and is determined by the artistry of the cutting and polishing. Each facet must be cut and shaped with precision, and placed with perfect symmetry to create this brilliance, which is called Return of Light.

What is Return of Light?

Return of Light is the measurement of a diamond's brilliance. When a diamond is cut to good proportions, light is refracted from one facet to another and dispersed through the top. Simply put, the Return of Light is the amount of light returned through the top of the diamond, enhancing the true brilliance and beauty of the stone.

Return of Light is affected by three important factors: white light, color light and scintillation. With some conventional diamonds, the cut may allow light to escape through the side, so less light is returned back to you, making the diamond less brilliant.

The Leo's patented symmetrical cut allows light to enter the stone in such a way that the maximum amount of light is returned back in a sparkling flash known as scintillation. The Leo Diamond's Return of Light clearly outperforms that of a conventionally cut diamond of comparable quality.

Scientifically proven brilliance

The Leo Diamond's superior brilliance, while visible to the naked eye, has been independently measured and certified using state-of-the art optical technology. Today, GemEx Systems, an independent gemological laboratory, uses a tool called a BrillianceScope® to measure Return of Light from different angles. It is both a scientific and objective method of evaluating a diamond. The BrillianceScope® uses five lighting angles to measure the stone with precision and accuracy.

Triple certified brilliance

Every piece of Leo Diamond jewellery is supplied with three certificates guaranteeing its superiority and authenticity:

  1. Every Leo Diamond has been independently measured for its superior fire, sparkle and brilliance and comes with a GemEX certificate. This is your written proof of your Leo's superior Return of Light.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity containing a unique serial number which matches your Leo Diamond jewellery so that your Leo Diamond cannot possibly be mistaken for any other diamond. You can use this number on our website to trace your Leo Diamond's unique history and identify the expert artisan who designed, polished and crafted it.
  3. An International Gemological Institute certificate, verifying your Leo Diamond's carat weight, cut, colour and clarity.
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Leo Diamond Jewellery

Leo Diamond jewellery – Exclusive to Ernest Jones

Captivating, breathtaking and desired by women everywhere, the Leo Diamond forms the stunning centrepiece of an exquisite collection of rings, pendants and earrings that are available only at Ernest Jones.

A dazzling choice

Leo Diamonds are available in a range of carat weights and in a variety of shapes – brilliant round, princess cut and emerald cut - to suit your style. 18ct white gold, 18ct yellow gold or platinum settings perfectly enhance a Leo Diamond's beauty. Leo Diamonds have a minimum colour of I and clarity of SI2.

Leo Diamond rings

Leo Diamond rings exude luxury and make the perfect engagement ring, eternity ring to celebrate an anniversary or token of your love. With a range of solitaire, three stone and five stone rings, eternity rings and wedding rings, the Ernest Jones Leo Diamond collection has a ring to suit every taste, style and occasion. And, for a little extra, secret style, every Leo Diamond solitaire ring has a brilliant round diamond hidden inside the band.

Finding the right ring size

A Leo Diamond ring is an important purchase and you want to be sure you get her ring size just right. For hints and tips on choosing the right ring size, see our ring size guide.

Leo Diamond pendant and earrings

Ernest Jones has a range of exquisite pendants and earrings featuring the exquisite Leo Diamond. Whether you choose a timeless solitaire or an elegant three stone, these are the perfect pieces for a touch of understated glamour.

Gift packaging

Leo Diamond jewellery is presented in a luxurious gift box which includes your individual certificates of quality and authenticity in a deluxe matching wallet.

The Leo Diamond experience

All of these qualities come together to bring you the exceptional experience that purchasing and giving a piece of Leo Diamond jewellery. Like no other diamond purchase, the Leo is steeped in tradition and elegance.

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Leo Diamond Jewellery

Leo Diamond jewellery – Exclusive to Ernest Jones

Captivating, breathtaking and desired by women everywhere, the Leo Diamond forms the stunning centrepiece of an exquisite collection of rings, pendants and earrings that are available only at Ernest Jones.

A dazzling choice

Leo Diamonds are available in a range of carat weights and in a variety of shapes – brilliant round, princess cut and emerald cut – to suit your style. 18ct white gold, 18ct yellow gold or platinum settings perfectly enhance a Leo Diamond's beauty. Leo Diamonds have a minimum colour of I and clarity of SI2.

Leo Diamond rings

Leo Diamond rings exude luxury and make the perfect engagement ring, eternity ring to celebrate an anniversary or token of your love. With a range of solitaire, three stone and five stone rings, eternity rings and wedding rings, the Ernest Jones Leo Diamond collection has a ring to suit every taste, style and occasion. And, for a little extra, secret style, every Leo Diamond solitaire ring has a brilliant round diamond hidden inside the band.

Finding the right ring size

A Leo Diamond ring is an important purchase and you want to be sure you get her ring size just right. For hints and tips on choosing the right ring size, see our ring size guide.

Leo Diamond pendant and earrings

Ernest Jones has a range of exquisite pendants and earrings featuring the exquisite Leo Diamond. Whether you choose a timeless solitaire or an elegant three stone, these are the perfect pieces for a touch of understated glamour.

Gift packaging

Leo Diamond jewellery is presented in a luxurious gift box which includes your individual certificates of quality and authenticity in a deluxe matching wallet.

The Leo Diamond experience

All of these qualities come together to bring you the exceptional experience that purchasing and giving a piece of Leo Diamond jewellery. Like no other diamond purchase, the Leo is steeped in tradition and elegance.

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About Leo Schachter

World class diamonds

Encompassing a family of four generations, Leo Schachter is firmly established as one of the leading fine diamond companies with a reputation for designing, cutting and polishing the world's finest diamonds. The company, and its team of world class diamond artisans, has one passion and one alone: to craft the most beautiful diamonds imaginable.

Half a century of excellence

For more than fifty years, Leo Schachter has quietly provided its handcrafted diamonds to the most elegant shops on Fifth Avenue, Rodeo Drive, and leading jewelers in London, Paris and Italy. Recently, Leo Schachter has introduced a range of branded diamonds - the Leo Diamond jewellery collection - which is available exclusively through authorised Leo Diamond jewellers around the world. Ernest Jones is the only authorised Leo Diamond retailer in the UK.

Leo Schachter, a diamond artisan par excellence

The founder, Leo Schachter, an artisan himself, still plays an active role in maintaining his vision for the company as a world leader in the diamond industry. The first Leo Schachter diamond to bear the company name, also bears his: The Leo Diamond.

"We take pride in every diamond we craft. But this diamond is different," says Leo Schachter. "It isn't just another beautiful diamond. It is the epitome of what our company strives for. The Leo Diamond is the first diamond so unequivocally superior to others that we knew we wanted it to bear our name, and ours alone."

Generations of excellence

The superior brilliance of the Leo Diamond has been maintained as each generation of The Leo Schachter family has taught the next to strive for greater excellence. The Schachter family seeks innovative ways to release the maximum beauty of every rough stone, and to value what a diamond represents as the ultimate symbol of love in our society.

Exclusive to Ernest Jones

This dedication and commitment to crafting the very finest jewellery is apparent in all of the Leo Diamond jewellery available at Ernest Jones, exclusive retailer of the Leo Diamond in the UK.

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Trace your Leo Diamond

Discover the story of your Leo Diamond

Using your unique Leo Diamond serial number, you can discover everything there is to know about your Leo Diamond jewellery including who made it, how it was crafted and how it got to be the Leo it is today.

Unique serial number

All you need is the unique serial number, which is found on the Certificate of Authenticity supplied with your Leo® Diamond. This unique serial number allows you to trace your Leo Diamond to the expert artisan who designed, cut and polished it and allows you to see the IGI and GemEx certificates for your piece of Leo Diamond jewellery.

A simple journey

Simply follow the link below to the Leo Schachter website and enter your unique serial number into the box provided and the full history and background of your Leo® Diamond will be yours to enjoy.

Click here to trace your Leo Diamond's journey on the Leo Schachter website.

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