Best Diamonds With Color, Cut, Carat and Clarity
The thing is, unless you have a special occasion, buying a diamond isn't something you're doing regularly. And, like many of you, I've been through the same thing, so I know what it's like to make a big purchase filled with uncertainty. The subtle differences between diamonds can make a big difference in optical performance and appearance. Here are the things you should keep in mind if you want to make the best possible purchase in the midst of your financial constraints.
About Diamonds 4C's
There are many insights and perspectives on the 4Cs of diamonds available online. We'll summarize the seven most important issues in the quick guide below.
Carat of a diamond: The term "carat" is commonly misunderstood. This refers to the size of the diamond rather than its weight. There is another myth that a larger carat weight is always better than a smaller carat weight. While it is true that a large stone can be a status symbol, carat weight has nothing to do with brightness. A well-crafted cut creates beautiful lashes. A diamond with a higher carat weight and a poorly cut one can look smaller and have a really fine cut than a diamond with a lower carat weight.
In white diamonds, the GIA assigns a color grade to detect the presence of a tinge or yellowish color in the diamond. The less color the diamond shows, the higher the diamond will be. Colorless diamonds range from D to F, and nearly colorless diamonds range from G to J. Again, there are some tinted diamonds in other color ranges.
Diamond clarity is graded from flawless to three or I3. The higher the clarity, the lesser the inclusion or imperfection in the diamond. Typically, diamonds that are 1ct or less graded by the GIA above SI2 will be eye clean, VS2 loupe clean, or 2ct diamonds. VS2 will be eye clear and VS1 loupe clear. Generally, a competitive price of 1ct or less will be within the range of SI1 or higher, and for stones above 1.5 carats, it is recommended to travel to a slightly higher clarity grade, such as VS2.
The cut of a diamond is a particularly important factor in determining its overall luster, fire and scintillation. For round brilliant cut diamonds, GIA has a poor to excellent grading system, while AGS has a poor to perfect cut system. Other fancy shapes are cut by AGS, but not by GIA. However, there are ways to measure cuts in fancy cuts by paying attention to, among other things, its polish, symmetry, depth, and table and width-to-length ratio. Check out our guide to princess cut diamond proportions, for example, to create the ideal proportions in that shape. Round diamond cut refers to how well the diamond has been cut and polished, including the proportion, depth, and symmetry of the stone. Diamond cut does not refer to the shape of a diamond, such as an oval or pear shape. The cut quality of a diamond directly affects its beauty and luster.
The size of the diamond is important and affects the value significantly. Round and oval cut diamonds are more expensive than other fancy cut diamonds because more rough diamonds are lost when cutting into these shapes. Since round and oval diamonds have much larger surface sizes, they require a larger rough stone than some other shapes, making a big difference in price.
Fluorescence during diamond is not a widely known factor and is usually overlooked. However, this should not be overlooked as it is an important factor in determining the price of a diamond. Savings of up to 15% is possible by purchasing a diamond with a low fluorescence. Fluorescence generally ranges from none to really strong blue. Although no one is best, a light to medium blue would also be in the safe range. A strong to very strong blue can affect the appearance of the diamond. When buying a diamond with fluorescence, it is important to have a strong return policy if the fluorescence affects the physical appearance of the stone.
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