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Burlington VT 05401
Fremeau Jewelers is your designer jewelry destination. Your search for beautiful jewelery will cease when you peruse our extensive collection of diamonds and other precious stones will give you the freedom to create a piece you will love. Nothing is more meaningful than a designer jewelry. Therefore, come by to view our selection fine jewelry rings.
Looking for jewelry, especially fine diamond jewelry, you should know a few characteristics, so you can judge diamonds. The most known aspects of diamonds are the 4 Cs: Cut, Carat, Clarity and Color.
The cut is shaped by a human. This makes the “cut” the trickiest of the four. The differences between a “great cut,” a “good cut,” and a “bad” cut cannot be seen by the untrained eye. Therefore, you should be aware because the quality of the cut will make a huge difference in its beauty and value. Cut will give the diamond 80 percent of its value.
Carat is the weight of a diamond. A karat determines the amount of gold present. A carat diamond weighs exactly 200 milligrams. The carat weight is usually subdivided into “points.” There are 100 points in a carat. Be careful not to confuse the weight of the stone with its size or the carats of a different stone. Because different minerals have different densities, a one carat diamond will have a different volume than a one carat ruby. The diamond size is not determined by the weight, so if you are on a budget, you should look for a diamond that appears large.
Clarity measures the inclusions in the diamond. What is rare is a completely flawless. Only a few hundred flawless stones are produced every year, once again keeping the supply low to keep the price high.
Clarity will rate the number of blemishes on the surfaces of the diamond and the number of inclusions such as air bubbles, cracks, and foreign material inside of the diamond. When both terms are being referenced the term defects is usually referenced. Nature rarely produces anything that is with out defects and this hold true for diamonds. Most diamonds will have some type of defect or flaw. It is important to see where these flaws are situation because your fine diamond jewelry could hide some of these flaws.
Discussing the color of a diamond is rating its clearness. The perfect stone is colorless and expensive. The coloration of diamonds can be caused by several factors. Impurities trapped in the diamond during its formation, the crystal lattice structure of the diamond, and the exposure to radiation can all lead to the wide verity of colors available in diamonds. Actual rainbow color diamonds will be referred to as fancy diamonds.
Stop by to see the amazing selection of diamond jewelry at Fremeau Jewelers.