When you are planning on purchasing a diamond it is important that you know as much as possible about how diamonds are classified. There are four topics you need to become familiar with: cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
Every diamond regardless of its shape gets a brilliancy and scintillation by cutting and polishing the diamond facets to allow the maximum amount of light that enters through it’s top to be reflected and dispersed back through its top.
The best color for a diamond is no color at all. A totally colorless diamond allows light to pass through it easily, resulting in the light being dispersed as a color of the rainbow. Colors are graded from totally colorless to light yellow. The differences from one grade to the next are very subtle, and it takes a trained eye and years of experience to color grade a diamond.
The clarity of a diamond is determined by the amount and locations of flaws, or blemishes, in the diamond when viewed under ten power (x10) magnification. Diamonds have the capability of producing more brilliance than any other gem stone. A diamond that is free of inclusions and surface blemishes is very rare and therefore, very valuable.
Carat is the weight of a diamond. As the carat weight of a diamond increases so does its rarity and therefore its price. One carat is divided into 100 “points”, so that a diamond of 75 points weighs .75 carats. The carat weight of a diamond is the easiest of the C’s to determine.
Here at Heart to Heart Fine Jewelry we take time to work with our customers to ensure they are 100% satisfied with the cut, color, clarity and carat of their diamonds. Contact us today for a free consultation, we look forward to making your jewelry dreams come true.
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