You may have no idea what any of these key characteristics mean, but each are important
in their own way and with the right guidance, you will be able to choose a diamond
that best fits you and your budget.
The Cut of a diamond
should not be confused with its shape. Shapes are cut from the original rough diamond.
A well-cut diamond will always be able to reflect light better. The cut of a diamond
refers to its proportions. It is one of the most important factors to be considered
while choosing your diamond.
The Clarity is
synonymous with purity, lucidity and calm. The dictionary definition mentions ‘spotlessness’
which can be applied literally to diamond clarity. The clarity of a diamond refers
to inclusions which can be black, grey or white marks that internally flaw the diamonds
The Colour of the
diamond is graded on a scale from white to yellow. A diamonds colour grade is based
on its lack of colour. The less pale yellow colour found in a diamond the higher the
colour grade it receives. Since cut is the most important factor when choosing a
diamond, colour is the second most important characteristic.
A diamonds weight is represented in Carats. One
Diamond carat is divided into 100 points. A 0.25 carat diamond is the same as a
25 points or 1/4 carat diamond. The higher the diamond carat weight, higher would
be the price and vice versa. Read more