About Us

Since 1890, the Kirk Kara artists and artisans have handcrafted rings and fine jewelry. Each exquisite piece is designed to be forever captivating.

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The Rock: All You Need to Know about the Diamond

For four generations, our family has been designing and hand-crafting intricately detailed, vintage-inspired engagement rings, and our customized diamond center-stone options are endlessly breathtaking. 

When describing the ring your heart desires, knowing center-stone terminology comes in delightfully handy. Our specially chosen diamond experts will introduce you to breathtaking center stone options for the ring of your dreams.  

Carats describe your center stone's size. Your desired amount of carats may depend upon the design, details, or the shape of your ring. The diamond’s shape is also referred to as the cut. Every cut and shape reflect light in different fascinating ways. 

Diamonds with the highest clarity are considered "Flawless." A great cut for showing off your flawless diamond is the Emerald Cut

When describing how your bewitching new ring sparkles, you'll want to mention its fire and briliance. The fire of a diamond is the bright, white shine that glints off the gemstone in radiant flashes. Brilliance describes the thousands of tiny sparkles reflecting off your diamond. Diamonds cut with the most facets have the highest brilliance, like this round cut.

Shop our gorgeous, iconic collections with these terms in mind, and before long, you'll be describing your own forever captivating ring!