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The 4 C’S
You may have heard of the 4 C’s – Cut, Color, Clarity, & Carat – the most important characteristics of a diamond. Here, you will find helpful information when looking for that “perfect diamond.” Take some time to educate yourself before investing in a stone. For more information about the … [ READ MORE ]
After cut, color is generally considered to be the most important characteristic of a diamond — mainly because the human eye tends to detect a diamond’s sparkle first and color second. Color manifests itself in a diamond as pale yellow, so a diamond’s true color grade is based on its … [ READ MORE ]
Clarity is a measure of the number and size of the tiny imperfections that occur in almost all diamonds. Many of these imperfections are microscopic and do not affect a diamond’s beauty in any distinct way. • FL,IF: Flawless, Internally Flawless; no internal or external imperfections • VVS1, VVS2: Very, … [ READ MORE ]
Carat weight specifically refers to a diamond’s weight; however, by itself it may not accurately reflect size. It is also important to consider a diamond’s cut grade because when a diamond is cut with the proper proportions, the maximum amount of light or sparkle is returned out of the top … [ READ MORE ]
Shape of Diamonds
What makes this diamond so distinctive is its pavilion (bottom half), which is cut with rectangular facets to create a unique optical appearance. Because of its larger, open table, this shape highlights the clarity of a diamond. Emerald-cut diamonds can vary greatly in how rectangular they are. If you’d prefer an … [ READ MORE ]
The shape of a marquise diamond can maximize carat weight, producing a much larger looking diamond. This brilliant-cut diamond looks beautiful set with round or pear-shaped side stones and the length of the marquise makes fingers appear long and slender.
An oval diamond has beautiful brilliance that is similar to a round diamond. Oval diamonds are also very popular since their length can accentuate long, slender fingers.
This brilliant-cut diamond is also called a teardrop diamond due to its single point and rounded end. The unique look of the pear shape helps make it a popular choice for many different types of diamond jewelry pieces.
The heart is the ultimate symbol of love. The unique look of the heart-shaped diamond helps make it a distinctive choice for a variety of diamond jewelry.
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The Truth About Diamond Prices
It’s important to know that there is actually a weekly price list for diamonds. The price list is mainly used by wholesalers behind-the-scenes of the diamond trade industry. If you know the carat weight of a diamond as well as its color and clarity, you can literally pin point the … [ READ MORE ]