When buying a diamond, the question that comes to mind is about the carat weight. It is known to be the greatest dominant of a diamond’s value and price. While carat weight is important as it also determines the size of diamond you can buy, it’s not the only thing that defines the price. You might think a diamond is small while looking at the peripheral surface; however, it may have a thick girdle or a deep pavilion. Brilliant Earth can confidently tell you the number of things you need to know when buying a diamond. Below are a few of these considerations;
The Diamond’s cut
The most common diamond shapes are round. You have to know what the recipient would like to have and if it’s not possible to buy the round shape or princess shape. They are quite costly compared to oval, square, emerald and cushion squares among others. There are also the fancy cuts made from colored diamond, and they are equally fabulous.
To end up with the most exquisite diamond, there are numerous factors to consider. Most diamonds come with a hint of yellow or brown, and the colorless one is scarce. Gemologists turn the stone upside to grade its color. It placed on a white surface and graded like this:
This is the perfect top color grade and the best you can get in a diamond. It is the most expensive and very rare to come across.
- Colourless-E & F
The diamonds are colorless but have slight color hints in them. Though not visible with a naked eye, professionals can see. But, it’s also highly valued and rare to come across.
- Near Colourless-G & H
They are of excellent value and look colorless to the untrained eyes.
- Near colorless I & J
They are rare diamonds, but this stone has slight tone even though it’s unnoticeable with naked eyes.
- Noticeable color- K to M
This diamond has brown or yellow color that can be seen by naked eyes.
- K to M – Noticeable Colour:
These diamonds have a hint of identifiable yellow or brown to the naked eye.
The scale of grading diamond goes to Z, however after M; those are not brought in the market because they are regarded as very low quality.
Diamond clarity is evaluated by looking at blemishes or inclusions or lack of these. If it is transparent without flaws, the diamond is of high quality. Inclusions are usually internal while defects are the surface Diamond graders will use these two main factors to determine the clarity of the diamond.
Remember only to buy a certified diamond. That confirms that it has evaluated in a gemological lab. Only experts like Brilliant Earth can guarantee you quality diamonds.
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