Diamond Education

In order to get the perfect diamond for your ring, we need to consider the 4 deciding factors that make the price of the diamond, this is also referred to as the 4 C's ( Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat/ Weight) this is the universal method for finding the perfect diamond

Color

Diamond colour is the most important characteristic in diamond's beauty, Colour starts from D ( colourless) which is the highest colour and goes down to colour Z (brown or light yellow).

D - E - F = Colorless. D - F Diamonds are rarest and highest quality with a white look.

G - H - I - J = Near Colorless. G - J No Noticeable color, best value while still maintaining the white colour

K - L - M = Faint. K - M You will notice the colour.

N - 0 - P - Q - R = Very Light N - R Diamonds will look like yellowish, greyish or brownish.

S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z = Light S - Z diamonds are difficult to find cause stone become bit brownish or yellowish shade.

Carat

Term carat refers to diamond's weight. Diamonds are weighed in carats instead of grams or kilos, in simple 1 carat is equivalent to 0.2 grams.

Clarity

We determine clarity by very small imperfection within the stone but if the imperfection is on the surface we call it blemishes but if it is within the diamond we call it an inclusion. A low clarity can have quite a big effect on the look of your stone as it can block the reflections within the stone and hereby making it appear less sparkly.

Clarity scale starts from:

Flawless / Internally Flawless (FL/IF) These are 100% clean and have no blemishes or inclusions.

Very Very Slightly Included (VVS1NVS2) These minor inclusion within the diamond will only visible under 20 x magnifying glass.

Very Slightly Included (VS1NS2) These diamonds are clean to naked eyes but you can see inclusions under 10 x magnifying glass.

Slightly Included (511/512) Its all depend from stone to stone, Si1 diamonds 50% - 60% are clean but in S12 mostly you can see marks with naked eye.

Included (11, 12 and 13) These type of diamonds are not ideal for jewellery and we don't recommend because you can see all blemishes and inclusions with naked eye.

Cut

Cut is how well the diamond's dimensions and proportions are made. How the facets are created and how many, what's the ratio of the stone's diameter in comparison to its depth. If the stones cut is excellent and proportionally optimal then the diamond is excellent cut, this will give your stone maximum brilliance and sparkle in the stone.

If the diamond is shallow (might look big ) or deep (looks smaller) you will not get the full sparkle that is achievable by a diamond.

In sort, regardless of how high the colour and clarity of your diamond is, a bad cut will not stop it from looking dull.