Diamond Engagement Rings in Toronto
Diamonds are a classic way to immortalize your love. Whatever the cut and style, these beautiful gems are sure to inspire confidence and grace.
The diamond engagement rings we offer are:
- Always entirely ethically sourced, from the metals to the diamonds
- Made by a team of local, highly skilled craftsmen
- Supported by a knowledgeable team to help you find the best ring
- Come with a free appraisal so you know you’re getting the best price
Diamonds represent relationships filled with love. That’s why they’re the perfect choice for an engagement ring. Whatever the cut, our diamonds shine with a fiery glow and brilliance that capture your attention. No matter what diamond you choose, you’re sure to be confident in your decision with our team guiding you along.
The 4Cs of Diamonds
While we always go above and beyond the 4Cs of diamonds when we gauge quality, it is important that you understand the 4Cs so you can make more informed purchasing decisions. The 4Cs include carat weight, colour, clarity, and cut.
When people ask how many carats a certain diamond is, what they’re asking is how much that diamond weighs. Specifically, a metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams.
Every carat is made up of 100 “points”. This gives the ability for diamonds to be measured with extreme precision. A jeweller might describe the weight of a diamond below one carat just by its “points”. For example, a jeweller might refer to a diamond that weighs in at 0.25 carats as a “twenty-five pointer.” If a diamond is greater than one single carat, it is expressed in both carats and decimals. A 1.05 carat diamond would be referred to as such.
Diamond prices increase alongside carat weight because larger diamonds are rarer and more in demand. However, each of the other 4Cs play a big factor in determining the price of a diamond as does the type of gold say rose gold vs white gold.
Diamond colour is evaluated not on the presence of colour, but rather the absence of it. A pure, perfect diamond has no visible hue, similar to clear water, and as a result, has a much higher value. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) created a colour grading system. It ranges from D to Z, and measures the degree of colourlessness by comparing a diamond under controlled lighting and extremely precise viewings to referential stones that have established colour.
In many cases, these distinctions are so minor that they cannot be detected by an untrained eye. These distinctions do make a rather large difference in overall diamond quality as well as its price.
Because natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth, they do not always come out flawlessly. This can be due to a variety of internal characteristics called “inclusions” and external characteristics called “blemishes.”
The process of evaluating diamond clarity involves determining the number, size, relief, nature, and position of these flaws, as well as how these affect the overall appearance of the stone. No diamond is perfect. However, the closer it comes, the more valuable it is.
The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale has 6 categories. Some of these are further divided, for a total of 11 specific grades.
- Flawless (FL): No inclusions and no blemishes visible under 10x magnification
- Internally Flawless (IF): No inclusions visible under 10x magnification
- Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2): Inclusions so slight they are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification
- Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2): Inclusions are observed with effort under 10x magnification, but can be characterized as minor
- Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2): Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification
- Included (I1, I2, and I3): Inclusions are obvious under 10x magnification which may affect transparency and brilliance
A characteristic feature of a well-cut diamond is its ability to transmit light intensely. When people think about a diamond’s cut, they tend to think about its shape. However, in truth, a diamond’s cut grade is really about how well a diamond’s facets interact with light.
Careful craftsmanship is required to cut a diamond so that its proportions, symmetry, and polish give the signature glow only possible from a diamond. The way a diamond is cut is a critical factor to the stone’s final beauty and value.
Many factors go into the cut evaluation process. Proportions of cuts, how the cuts interact with light, brightness, fire, scintillation, and the overall design and craftsmanship of the diamond all play a role in determining the grade of the cut.
We are a proud distributor of CanadaMark certified loose diamonds. Every diamond mined through the CanadaMark program is:
- Responsibly mined in the Northwest Territories in Canada
- 100% natural and conflict free
- Thoroughly tracked by a rigorous auditing process
- Made to fit strict quality standards
- Laser inscribed on the girdle of the diamond
- Canadian origin is guaranteed through a CanadaMark Card
Whether you’re looking for a Canadian diamond engagement ring, or a ring of various styles and shapes, we’re sure to have the perfect ring for you. Contact us today to get the diamond engagement ring you’ll be proud of.
We Work To Earn Your Trust
Trust is something that is earned. Our goal is to earn your trust by offering the highest quality jewellery, being fully transparent in our practices, and working with the belief that it is our responsibility to satisfy your interests and desires in a respectful and friendly environment.
We Stand Behind Our Products
We only sell top-quality GIA certified loose diamonds and we carefully curate our extensive inventory. This allows us to provide a larger selection of truly special diamonds.
And if you change your mind, or if your custom design is not what you expected, we’ll either remake your ring at no cost to you or you can simply return your diamond within six months for a full credit.
No Pressure Sales
There are no salespeople at Jacob Mercari – only passionate jewellery design experts. As our guest, you’ll enjoy a friendly and honest customer experience with no hard ball or pressure selling.
New to the diamond buying experience? First time with custom-crafted jewellery? You’ll never make a mistake with us. Questions are always welcome and we will answer or find the answer for you. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about how to choose the perfect diamond, so you’ll feel as confident with your choice as you are with her.
Proof of Authenticity
When you purchase a Canadian-origin diamond from our collection we’ll provide you with a certificate of authenticity outlining the history, grading, and details of your diamond that you can use for insurance purposes. You’ll receive our assurance in writing that your diamond comes only from legitimate, tracked sources.
Craftsmanship is at Our Core
We work with the finest artisans and use only the highest quality alloys and materials. We go the extra mile to make sure the engagement rings and jewellery we produce are made with an extreme eye to detail and precision. If a piece does not meet our exceptionally high quality standards, we will start over and do it right at our cost.
The Finest Quality Diamonds and Gemstones
We employ only the highest-skilled jewellers and goldsmiths who work with the finest quality diamonds and gemstones.That means no brown tinges, no strong fluorescence, no surface inclusions, no cracks, and no centre black inclusions.
From top quality metal alloys to the most exquisitely cut and ethically sourced diamonds, you’ll be absolutely assured of the finest quality stone.
Completely Unique Creations
Your custom ring will be unlike any other on Earth, and she’s guaranteed to receive a ring that will be as unique and precious as your love.
Thorough Quality Inspection Process
Our attention to detail is second to none, and every piece is rigorously and thoroughly hand inspected before delivery. You’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing each diamond has been strictly graded and expertly cut. We go well beyond the 4 C’s – carat, colour, clarity, and cut – delving into the crystal’s inner qualities and very carefully critiquing it based on its purity and various colourations – to ensure that we’ll never deliver a product that is anything less than perfect.
You Can Change Your Mind
We stand behind everything we sell. But most importantly, we stand behind you. If you select a diamond from our inventory and change your mind within six months, we will credit the full amount of the diamond cost to you. It’s our way of letting you know we’re in this together, and we will never allow our customers to experience buyer’s remorse.
Your Custom Ring Will Exceed Your Expectations
We promise you an experience free of surprises. Our artisans will craft the ultimate ring creation after detailed consultations with you. But if your custom-designed ring isn’t exactly what you had imagined, for any reason, we’ll remake it at no cost to you. It’s on us to make sure we exceed your expectations.
Unlike most jewellers, our partnership with you doesn’t end once we’ve delivered the perfect jewellery – it’s just the beginning. We provide a full range of services post-delivery to ensure you maximize your investment and fulfill her dreams.
Our free aftercare services include a ring sizing, as well as inspection and diamond or gemstone tightening to ensure a magical fit. We’ll clean your ring for the life of the ring, and we will be delighted to polish it for you before the wedding.
A Stress-Free Environment
Our mission is to consult with, advise, and educate you in a relaxed, private, and friendly environment. There are no commissioned salespeople with Jacob Mercari, just passionate jewellery design experts who are committed to helping you fulfill her dreams. You’ll never feel pressured in any way.
Your Jewellery is Ethically Produced
We take our ethical obligations seriously. All of our creations are made locally in Toronto, Canada, using only materials ethically produced and sourced from conflict-free conditions and using environmentally sustainable processes. We are an authorized distributor of CanadaMark diamonds, representing the pinnacle of responsible diamond trading.
We believe in offering our employees fair wages and employment conditions, as well as giving back to the community by donating a portion of our sales to charity.
All of our products can be delivered to you free of charge, anywhere in North America.
Price Match Guarantee
We are committed to your satisfaction, and we will price match any comparable competing offer. Moreover, unlike other jewellers, there’s no need to haggle with us; all of our products feature our most attractive price upfront, with full transparency, so you’ll know you’re receiving the best quote possible.
We Keep Our Costs Low
Our jewellery is made by us. A complete control over manufacturing lets us keep our costs down and our quality exceptionally high.
We also work directly with licensed diamond manufacturers to provide the most brilliant diamonds at the sharpest possible prices. With 30 years of experience in the business, we know what to look for and how to source the best products at a fair and reasonable cost.
We provide free aftercare support for all our valued customers. From free ring sizings, tightening, and maintenance to free cleaners – we’re at your service to ensure your jewellery remains in pristine condition.
All of our industry partners are carefully screened and conform to the highest ethical standards, and we will only work with members of the Responsible Jewellery Council. Our partners are regularly audited for supply chain custody, ethics, and safe working conditions.
At such a special time in your life, you want to ensure that your diamonds are sourced from only responsible and ethical suppliers. We require our manufacturing partners be licensed to receive rough diamonds directly from responsible mining companies such as De Beers and Dominion Diamond Corporation to give you peace of mind from knowing that your diamond has been obtained fairly and responsibly.
We vet and confirm the quality of the sources of all of our diamonds and gemstones, and only obtain loose diamonds directly from the manufacturers – never through intermediaries.
CanadaMark Authorized Distributor
We offer loose diamonds from CanadaMark, a hallmark of the Canadian-owned Dominion Diamond Corporation committed to responsible mining and sustainable practices.
GIA Certified Diamonds
All of our diamonds are independently tested and certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to ensure their quality. Any diamond we sell will include a GIA report and grading certificate.
We are proud to use recycled gold sourced from previously mined jewellery and discarded electronics as part of a sustainable and responsible jewellery practice.
Our Goal is Sustainability
We like to rest easy at night knowing we have made a beautiful piece of jewellery manufactured from environmentally sustainable materials.
We insist on only working with industry partners who are hard-working, trustworthy, and dependable, and who subscribe to the same values of promoting environmental sustainability and responsible practices. To that end, we are proud to work with recycled gold and platinum, as well as offer environmentally-responsible CanadaMark loose diamonds. We exclusively choose partners who are members of the Responsible Jewellery Council.
Recycled Gold and Platinum
We use recycled gold and platinum in our jewellery, preventing them from having a harmful impact on the environment.
We are proud to be an authorized distributor of CanadaMark diamonds, who are the standard bearers for providing responsibly and environmentally sustainably sourced diamonds from their mines in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
Conflict-Free and Responsibly Sourced Gemstones
Our promise to you is that your diamond or gemstone is obtained from verifiably responsible partners and is sourced from conflict-free mines, through fair trade and employment practices.
We Practice What We Preach
We make all of our products ourselves at our Toronto, Canada, facilities. Since we control the manufacture of your jewellery, you can rest assured that it was created responsibly and in a positive environment. We believe in providing our associates with with fair wages and positive working conditions.
We also believe in giving back to the community, and as such we donate a portion of our sales to various charitable organizations.