Bonjour mes amis,
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and some of my future grooms are looking to get down on one knee and are in search for the perfect ring on the most celebrated romantic day of the year. Learn the basic of what you need to know before buying your diamond. And if you do already have a shiny ring on your finger, you could learn more about it here.
Many may wonder of what makes a diamond special. Is it the cut? Or maybe it’s the carat size?
Well, what made a diamond special is all these factors, the carat, color, clarity, and cut known at the Four C’s.
Carat: It refers to the weight of a diamond. As a diamond’s weight increases, its value does also. For example, a 3-carat diamond is worth much more than three 1-carat diamonds – something to keep in mind when choosing among different ring designs.
Color: When it comes down to the color is it truly a matter of personal preference. A truly colorless diamond is rare. Most diamonds have a least a trace of yellow or brown body color, but it can also cover the entire spectrum of colors. Colored diamonds are rare, therefore are held in very high esteem. The most valuable diamonds on the market today though are completely colorless stones, and the most effective way to determine the exact color is to compare it to a diamond which has been color graded (International standards has been established to determine the value of a diamond based upon its color).
Clarity: After a diamond is cut, it’s unique inner beauty shines through. Every diamond is different, and tiny, natural imperfections, arise during formation – the fewer the imperfections, the higher the value. There are two different type of of flaws in diamonds; external and internal.Types of external flaws (blemishes) are; abrasion, extra facet, natural, nick, pit, scratch, surface graining. Internal flaws (inclusions) are; Bearding, chip, cloud, feather, carbon spots, internal graining, pinpoint. Flawless diamonds are quite rare, and clarity defines the distinctive beauty of each stone.
Cut: The Goal in cutting a diamond is to unlock their potential to shine. Which is why the cut or shape is chosen by a skilled artisan,After careful examination of the rough stone, the cutter decides on a final shape for the diamond. Their decision is influenced by several factors such as the original shape of the stone, its dimensions, inclusions and the inevitable loss of weight during cutting. There are many cuts, including round brilliant, princess, and baguette. An accurately proportioned stone will attract a higher price, as the cut of a diamond dramatically influences its fire, its brightness.
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