The 4c's

Diamond Shape

Carat Weight

Diamond Carat Weight – The term ‘Carat(ct.)’ is a unit of weight measurement used to primarily weigh Diamonds and Gems. It is the most valuable visual C of the 4’c of diamond that is recognized globally. It is vital to understand that diamond carat is to weigh while gold Karat is utilized to measure gold purity, this signifies a measuring scale where one metric carat (1.00 ct.) diamond weighs 0.20 grams.

It is a popular belief that carat is the size of a diamond, whereas it is measured in millimeters by length and width of the diamond. For example, 1.00 carat round diamond will measure 6.5 mm wide, while another will one carat around will measure 5.9 mm in diameter. Depending on the Variety of shape, broader diamonds with large MM show greater visual impact. The larger the diamond, the rarer and expensive it gets.

Total carat weight (t.c.w.) is a phrase that represents the total weight of all diamonds or other gemstones in a piece of jewelry when more than one gemstone is used. Diamond solitaire earrings, for example, are usually quoted in t.c.w., indicating the combined weight of the diamonds in both earrings.

Over time carat weight became standardized and has now also become a point of reference in when looking at the certificate of any diamond regardless of which institution certifies the diamond.

Carat Price Chart

The price of a diamond depends on personal preference and budget. It is difficult to measure the diamond weight simply by looking at it. Although carat weight plays an important role in the cost price of a diamond, it is advised to focus on cut grades and diameter.

For more information, we have designed a Diamond Size Chart to demonstrate how various diamonds differ in size and weight from the top.

Color

Diamond Color Actually means the lack of color.

It is the second most important factor to consider when choosing a diamond. The natural color of the diamond is measured by a grading system which is globally adopted by an alphabetical color scale from D to Z, the highest grade being D, which is the most expensive in value. As the scale goes down, the diamond starts to develop a yellow or brown or grey tint, therefore the less color diamond display, the higher the rarity and price.

It is advisable to choose a diamond grade G H or higher to avoid hue or pale yellow tint.

Cut

A cut in a diamond is not only about its shape but how the light passes through it and sparkles from the surface. An ideal cut in a diamond is a perfect combination of three essential features which is brilliance, fire, and scintillation achieved by the diamond cutter. To determine the overall beauty of a well-cut diamond it is important to achieve ideal proportions and angles to refract light through the table & crown of the diamond with fine polish and symmetry grading. A poorly cut diamond, on the other hand, will appear lifeless and dark, regardless of its deeply significant clarity or color.

Diamond Proportion refers to a relationship between shape, size, and angle of each facet of a diamond. For a diamond to show its maximum light it needs to be exhibiting three primary factors: brilliance, dispersion, and scintillation. When the light hits the diamond surface and reflects back to the eye of the observer, is known as brilliance or brightness. It bounces off the mirror-like facets reflecting white light from the table of a polished diamond. When the light enters through the gem, some light is broken down to a rainbow of spectral colors and is reflected back to eye of the observer, is known as dispersion or Fire. The separation of light into flashes of color refers to Fire. Further scintillation is ability of the light to reflect or refract with the movement of a diamond, shown by the sparkling effect on diamonds surface.

At DIAMERA, we aim to offer only GIA graded diamonds with the finest cut and magnificent polish which is affordable to buy. Furthermore, all our listed diamonds are always shown with GIA cut grade.

The effect of light from the table to the cult of a diamond, DIAMERA provides a guide to understand the characteristics of the sparkling diamond. Below we have used an illustrative diagram of a round cut diamond as most other diamond shapes such ‘Fancy cut’ has a more complex cut grading as per GIA.

Clarity

Clarity is an important characteristic when selecting the right diamond

That does not have many inclusions which can impact on a diamonds beauty and value than blemishes. If you wish to select a diamond which is flawless. With 100% clarity in inclusions, it is advised to choose the diamond grade of ‘VS2’ or higher. At DIAMERA, we aim to offer SI quality or higher in most of our ready to wear jewelry to ensure you receive the best clarity in a diamond with no visible.

Inclusions are seen by the unaided eye. Like the rest of the 4c’s, clarity’s influence is directly related to the concept of rarity. Flawless is the top grade as GIA grading chart system. Our expert team of qualified diamond graders will help you choose the flawless diamond that doesn’t have any blemishes when examined under than 10 x magnifications which are very rare and command top prices.

It is advisable to balance clarity and color when selecting your diamond. If you choose D-F color range , emphasis on clarity grading ranging of VS2 or higher. Further tip, diamonds in SI clarity and G-I color range are most suitable in budget and excellent value for money.

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