Diamond Education

When selling a diamond, it is very important to know how diamonds are evaluated and valued, below is our guide that will help you understand more about diamonds and the value they have and how it is measured by the 4 c’s important characteristics -carat, color, clarity, cut.

I hope the information below will give you the knowledge in how the diamond industry regulates and prices diamonds by several factors such as the weight, color, how its cut and how clear the diamond is.

Diamond Shape

A diamond’s shape is one of its most important defining characteristics. From the round brilliant diamond to the princess cut, we’ll help you choose the shape that complements your style.

Diamond Color

Graded on an alphabetical scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow), a diamond’s color rating indicates the degree of yellowness in the stone. The most valuable diamond is completely colorless.

Diamond Clarity

A diamond’s clarity indicates the presence or absence of inclusions and blemishes within the stone. Gemologists determine a diamond’s clarity by examining it under a magnifying lens.

Diamond Carat

The carat is the unit of measurement for a diamond’s weight. Larger diamonds are rarer and more valuable than smaller ones when all other characteristics are of equal quality.

Diamond Cut

A high-quality cut and polish will result in a symmetrical, brilliant diamond that reflects maximum fire and sparkle.

Diamond Certification

A Diamond Grading Report includes all of the stone’s defining characteristics and scores. Any loose diamond purchase should be accompanied by a certified report.