Diamond Buying Guide
Diamond is largely chosen by a blend of the 4 C’s Formula - Carat, Cut, Clarity, and Color. For a particular diamond, the mix of these 4 C’s will decide their extraordinary qualities and the worth. Most people believe that a carat is the best measure of a diamond's value. However, it is the color that matters the most! For instance, a white, D-colored diamond is very rare, and its scarcity impacts its price.
Four classes determine the expense of a diamond. The values of these classifications drastically change the cost of the precious stone.
There are four classes which will determine the expense of a diamond. The values of these classifications can drastically changes the cost of the precious stone.
Since diamonds are naturally formed crystals. Each natural diamond is made of pure carbon, compressed by Earth's pressure. The process begins 100s of miles below the surface of Earth. That's why, they have impurities in the form of small black spots called pique, or long white lines called feathers. The chart below determines the inclusion of carbon in each type of diamond.
Color is an important feature to consider when buying a diamond. Diamonds are found in a variety of colors including steel gray, white, blue, yellow, orange, red, green, pink to purple, brown, and black. The chart below shows the color assortment in each type of diamond. The diamonds that are under K, L, M are very faintly yellow, but all above it are either colorless or white.
Carat is the unit of measurement for the physical weight of metals, stones, and diamonds. One carat equals 0.200 grams. It determines the actual weight of the diamond. To find it out, you can simply weigh it on a scale or use approximate measurements if it is etched on a piece. The value of diamonds gets higher as their size increases, and hence the cost too.
The cut of a diamond stands for its shape. It can be round, oval, or crystal. The way it is cut to reflect and refract light- it determines the proportion of the diamond. The sharper the cut, the more pointed the light.