Loose Diamond Guide

Diamond Education

Buying a diamond is not something that is done without some forethought because it is, frankly, an important purchase.

Fortunately, the most important elements you need to know are easily remembered because they all begin with the letter C:

cut, clarity, color and carat size. Diamond Glossary

There are other components that you may wish to become familiar with, such as girdle and table, and these will be explained as well in the following paragraphs.

But "the four C's" are the most important points to know about. What you learn will go a long way to helping you make the perfect choice.  

presents a guide for its buyers that would simplify the understanding of diamonds and help you make the perfect choice..

Diamond Cut

The cut of a diamond enhances its beauty and adds a dazzling sparkle. Mistaking shape and size to be the same is one of the most common error that buyer make.

The cut of a diamond refers to the symmetry, angle and proportions given to it internally to reflect the light to attain the brilliant sparkle.

Whereas the shape of a diamond refers to ones personal choice. The cut of a diamond austerely impacts its brilliance and also affects its price.

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Diamond Color

Color is one of the four main characteristics of the 4 C's of a diamond.

It is important that a buyer does pay importance to the color as it also determines the quality of a diamond.

It is advisable that a buyer has some basic knowledge about the grading of colors of a diamond for a better understanding and be able to make the right choice.

A diamond which is chemical free and structurally perfect would be absolutely colorless with no hues.

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Diamond Clarity

The visual appearance of existing internal characteristics of a diamond called inclusions and surface imperfection popularly know as blemishes,

is referred as the clarity of a diamond. It is one of the four pillars of 4 C's.

Inclusions in a diamond can be made by foreign particles or another diamond crystal or by naturally any structural imperfections like tiny cracks.

Flawless or nearly flawless diamonds are very rare and very expensive we provides with the some of the clearest diamonds.

Learn more how to choose the right grade of clarity for the perfect diamond ring of your choice.

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Diamond Carat Weight

Because it is composed of a generally transparent material, diamond lets light pass through it, even in its most rough condition.

But early on in history, stone cutters realized that you can get extra sparkle if they faceted the diamond, and they set about finding out

the best combination of facet size and shape and angle to get the most sparkle.

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Diamond Enhancements

Diamond enhancements, known also as diamond treatments, involve several techniques for improving the gemological characteristics of gems that are already cut and polished.

Jewelers treat the diamonds mainly to improve their clarity and other quality parameters by laser drilling and other means so that the gems can be sold at higher prices.

This is the reason that United States Federal Trade Commission requires the jewelers to clearly disclose to the customers all the treatments done on the diamond.

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Diamond Fluorescence

It may surprise some people to learn that diamonds have color since many people know diamonds only as cut gemstones that are as clear as optical glass.

But the truth is that the bulk of the diamonds on sale have a tinge of color ranging from the barest hint of a color to a strong hue.

Like diamond cutting, determining the color of a diamond is a precise process and it affects the value of the stone.

Color in diamonds comes from chemical impurities in the stone and imperfections in its molecular structure.

The variety of impurities that can be found is large enough to give the stone a potential array of colors, the predominant ones being yellow and brown.

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Diamond Certificate

Having a grading certificate issued from a non-biased, third party laboratory on the diamond you are purchasing can be a very useful and valuable tool.

However, you may notice that pricing among diamonds of the same carat weight, shape, color and clarity can vary greatly depending on the laboratory that issued that particular diamonds certificate.

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Diamond Care

Diamonds are expensive gems that you would not be buying very often.

So, an utmost care of the precious stones is a must once you have bought them as an investment tool for future or in the studded form in jewelry like rings and pendants.

Though, a feature of diamonds is that they are the hardest substance and can only be damaged when hit by another diamond,

still some other types of damages can occur to them.

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