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Cut

Cut from a different stone

Shape is not the only thing people notice when they see a diamonds cut. The color that is reflected off of the facets and the rainbow scattering of light that the stone gives off is what captures their attention. Various cuts allow a variation of light to be reflected from the stone. The tools used in the cutting and polishing process determine the quality of stone one ends up with. Depending on the cut and shape your diamond can be a brilliant addition to accent your wardrobe.

Shallow

A shallow cut pavilion gives the illusion of a larger stone by making the table of the diamond seem wider, but it allows light to pass through the base of the stone instead of reflecting up towards the crown. This gives off less sparkle and lowers the value of the stone.

Preferred

This cut is carefully done to achieve the highest symmetry throughout the stone. This allows light to reflect off of the pavilions’ point evenly, and distribute light through the crown giving off the optimum sparkle and shine for that stone in any lighting.

Deep

The deeper the cut the harder it is for light not to escape through the sides of the stone. This often results in no white light reflection and little to no fire, leaving the stone dull even in the best lighting.

Clarity

Not just for crystals anymore

Determining the clarity and of a diamond encompasses the amount of inclusions and blemishes the stone might have after being harvested from the earth. The fewer amounts of internal and external cracks and scrapes the closer the stone is to being flawless and is apparent in its clarity. If a stone is graded as a VVS1/ VVS2 there is a minute crystal that can be seen at a certain angle in the stone that occurred during development. A grade of VS1/VS2 tells how visible the crystal inclusion is in the facet of the diamond. A grade of SI1/SI2 shows that there are visible cracks and a crystal through the crown of the diamond. There are visible clouds (milky areas), inclusions and crystals visible through the pavilion and crown of the diamond if it has a grade of I1.

FL VVS-1 / VVS-2 VS-1 / VS-2 S-1 / S-2 I -1
Pure Very, very
small inclusion
Very small
inclusion
Small
inclusion
Inclusion

Carat Weight

Put on a little weight, you’ll be
happy you did

Each carat weight is equal to 200 milligrams. The more carats a stone may weigh, the higher the value of that stone. A carat is divided evenly into 100 points so that each stone can be measured precisely. Diamonds that weigh over 1 carat will usually have carat attached to the end of their measurement, and you will sometimes here points attached to the ending of a stone that weighs under a carat. For example, a diamond weighing 0.56 carats would be referred to as a fifty-six pointer, and a diamond weighing 2.06 carats will be referred to as two point oh six carats.

Color

Absence is the evidence of value unseen

The Diamond industry has a widely accepted scale that allows one to grade a diamond based on the color/hue it gives off under optimal lighting. With a highly trained eye one can see the lack of color in the stone with absence of a hue raises the stones value. Using the GIA’s diamond D-to-Z color grading scale will determine the quality of and the value the stone holds. The clearer the stone, the higher the value it holds.

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