Significant Facts You Need to Know About Buying Diamonds
The 4 Cs: Carat, Clarity, Cut and Color
- Carat : The widely misinterpreted component when it comes to buying a diamond is carat weight. Carat is referred to as the unit of measuring weight. One carat is equivalent to one-fifth of per gram. The carat doesn’t determine scintillation or fire. It is used to determine weight and size.
- Clarity : Clarity refers to a diamond’s internal and external visual characteristics known as inclusions and blemishes. Clarity is basically graded under 10x magnification. Well, one can see certain clarity characteristics in lower grades with a naked eye. Such irregularities might include bubbles, fissures, tiny crystals as well as other imperfections.
- Cut : Among the 4Cs associated with buying diamonds, a cut is possibly the most significant factor. It is indeed the cut of this stone that provides its fire and scintillation. This is what enables the diamond to sparkle and further explode with prismatic shade. Even the stone with mediocre clarity and color can be brought easily to life.
- Color : The quality diamonds are usually colorless. The fancy colored stones- the pinks, blues, and bright yellows belong to a separate category. The color of the diamond is graded by varied gem certification organizations on the scale which ranges from D-Z. Grading is mostly done with loose stone kept on a bright background.
Grades D-F- considered colorless
Grades G-J- considered nearly colorless
Grades K-M- faint yellow
Grades N-R – very light yellow
Grades S-Z- light yellow