about northern star
Polaris; steadfast, true, stable & reliable
Polaris, often referred to as the North Star, is seemingly unmoving in our sky due to its alignment with the Earth’s axis at the northern pole. Of the 57 navigational stars that are used in celestial course-plotting, Polaris is the only one that dependably marks due north. Its unique position in the sky has made it famous for being a steadfast, true, stable, and reliable fixed point that can help you find your way.
Day’s Jewelers exclusive Northern Star Diamonds also have distinguishing features that set them apart from all other diamonds. Each Northern Star Diamond was crafted by master diamond cutters fashioning the stone with 90 facets, 32 more than a traditional diamond. The extra facets, requiring additional time, craftsmanship, and expertise, help to prevent light from “leaking” out of the back of the diamond. These strategic cuts maximize the amount of light that is returned to the viewer making it visibly brighter.
Light return is the key to what makes each Northern Star unique. In environments where light is not as plentiful, the cut of the diamond disperses what little light is present making the diamond sparkle with flashes of bright colors. When plenty of light is present, the diamond returns intense white sparkles as it moves.
Northern Star diamonds are exceptionally rare. Only 1% of all rough or uncut diamonds can be cut using the specific criteria of a Northern Star diamond. Northern Star Diamonds are conflict-free and can be found exclusively at Day’s Jewelers.