What do the 4 Cs stand for?
Like snowflakes, diamonds are so miraculously unique, that you will have a hard time finding two exactly alike. Prior to the middle of the twentieth century, there was no standard for assessing diamond quality. Then..
What is a diamond colour grade?
It sounds almost slightly ironic, but a diamond’s colour actually refers to a diamond’s lack of colour. Simply put, it stands for the grading of the whiteness of a diamond. For example, in white diamonds, the..
What is diamond clarity?
As you can guess from the name, diamond clarity measures the number and size of the imperfections in a diamond. Many of these imperfections are so tiny that they don’t impact the beauty of a diamond to the naked eye. Most..
A diamond’s cut has the greatest impact on its sparkle
Engagement ring diamond cuts go from poor to excellent (or “ideal”, depending on which grading agency), representing the proportions of a diamond which help the light reflect through it and..
What is diamond carat weight?
When most people think of diamond grading, they think of diamond carat. Did you know that carat is not a grade of diamond’s quality, but merely a measure of its weight? Everything else being equal, a diamond’s price..
What is a diamond certificate?
The jeweller is not the one grading the diamond. There are standard grading reports done by many agencies around the world. Some are more reliable than others. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is currently the..