Diamonds have reigned over the hearts and souls of the world since the dawn of time. Its white fire ignites a kaleidoscope of emotions, from passion to poetry, longing to love. The brilliance of a diamond’s sparkles transforms dreams into reality and we bring those dreams to life…
With so many different diamonds to choose from, it can get a bit overwhelming. Our Diamond buying tips simplify all that you would need to know to mak pills e that perfect purchase.
The Five C’s
The cut of a diamond is different from its shape. Diamond cut refers to the angles and proportions of the stone.
Diamonds must be well cut in order to reflect the light from one facet to another, giving the diamond its brilliance and sparkle. The cut is considered to be the most important factor of a diamond. If a diamond is cut too shallow or too deep, the light will ultimately be shone through the bottom or sides of the stone, which will affect the brilliance
Diamonds can come in a variety of different colors and are graded on a scale from D-Z. D is colorless and Z has light yellow tint.
A completely colorless diamond is rare and can be rather expensive. The diamond color is all based solely upon the buyer’s preference, it’s important to know what you and your significant other prefer.
Each diamond is categorized by it’s unique internal or external blemish, also known as inclusions. Diamond clarity indicates the absence of these blemishes. The GIA, International Diamond Grading System, grades the clarity of a Diamond on a scale. The scale of diamond clarity ranges from flawless (FL) to diamonds with very obvious inclusions (I3).
No inclusions or blemishes of any sort under 10X magnification.
Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS)
Contains minute inclusions that are difficult to see under 10X magnification.
Very Slightly Included (VS)
Contains minute inclusions such as Clouds or crystals when observed under 10X magnification.
Slightly Included (SI)
Contains noticeable inclusions (knots, feathers, clouds, and included cavities) under 10X magnification
Contains obvious inclusions (large knots or cavities) that may be seen without magnification.
Carat of a Diamond
A diamonds weight is measured in carats (ct). When you think of looking at a diamond, we always view it from the top, since that is how diamonds are presented when set in a ring. Keep in mind that the carat of a diamond also depends on the cut grade and distance in millimeters across the top.
Maharaja Jewelers hopes that with these few tips, you feel confident about your purchase. We are here to help with your diamond purchasing needs. If at any time you have a question for us, you can always contact us by phone or email.