Know Your Diamonds
Diamonds are among the most sought-after gems for their elegance, brilliance, and permanence. There are Four key factors for determining a diamond quality: Colour, Clarity, Cut, and Carat. Get to know these factors better and choose the diamond that suits you best.
The rarest and most expensive are diamonds in the colorless range graded D, E and F on a scale that descends to Z. Diamonds with more color than Z, or in other shades such as orange, pink, blue, etc. are classified as "Fancy Colored Diamonds".
D-F : Colourless
G-J : Near Colourless
K-M : Slightly Tinted
N-R : Very Light Yellow
S-Z : Light Yellow
Diamond Clarity is graded by the number and nature of inclusions and blemishes, as well as their size and position.
IF : Internally Flawless. Free from internal blemishes under 10x magnification
VVS : Very Very Slightly included. Inclusions and/or external blemishes are very difficult to locate under 10x magnification.
VS : Very Slightly Included. Inclusions and external blemishes difficult to locate under 10x magnification.
SI: Slightly Included. Inclusions and external blemishes easy to locate under 10x magnification but difficult to locate with naked eye.
I : Included/Imperfect. Inclusions and external blemishes easy to locate with the naked eye.
A diamond’s cut is crucial to the stone’s final beauty and value. And of all the diamond 4Cs, it is the most complex and technically difficult to analyze.
Diamond carat is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. One carat weighs 1/5 of a gram. More the weight of a diamond, more its value. For example, a diamond weighing 1ct is valued more compared to 5 diamonds weighing 0.2ct each(assuming the other 3C's are same).