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Like true love, a diamond is breathtaking and instantly recognizable. It represents your passion and commitment to giving your eternal heart to the one you love. A diamond is extraordinarily rare and one of a kind, just like the precious bond you share with your beloved. Your relationship is unique and deserving of an exceptional diamond. Here at Williams Diamond Center, we will blend your experience and expectations into your handmade jewelry.
Cut The Cut quality of a diamond is determined by three attributes. These are brilliance (total light reflected), fire (dispersion of light) and scintillation (flashes of lights or sparkles when moved). Over the past few years, the Cut quality of a diamond has risen in value and is deemed one of the most important Cs. In simplistic terms, the cut value of a diamond is determined by proportions, symmetry and polish.
Carat The carat of a diamond refers to how much it actually weighs. Diamonds and other valuable gemstones have their weight determined by measuring and weighing them in metric carats. One carat is specifically equal to 0.2 grams, which is roughly the same weight as a traditional paperclip. It is important not to confuse carat with karat, as Karat is used to refer to gold purity. Similar to how a pound or dollar is split into 100 pennies, a carat is also split into 100 points. For example, a half carat diamond will be 50 points. However, it is also important to note that two Diamonds of the same weight can vary in price greatly. Their price is also determined by the remaining three Cs, Clarity, Color and Cut. The majority of diamonds that you will find in jewelry stores are one carat or less. For every one million diamonds mined and cut only one of those diamonds will weigh more than 1 carat.
Color The color of a Diamond refers to what you can not see within them. The discussion of diamond color is misleading because you should desire no color in a diamond. The less color they have, the higher their market value. The only exception to this is when Diamonds are classified as fancy colored such as yellow, pink and blues. The majority of diamonds found at high-end jewelry store will be near colorless. They may possess hints of brown or yellow, but this will hardly be noticeable. In fact, the majority of coloring within diamonds will be so distinct that an untrained eye will never notice the difference. It’s important to note that while you may not be able to see the difference, the color of a Diamond plays a major role in determining their quality and price.
Clarity Because diamonds are often found within the earth, and experience extreme heat and pressure, they will often contain birthmarks. Blemishes are external, and inclusion are internal. The clarity of a diamond refers to the complete absence of these blemishes and inclusions. To find a diamond without any of these birthmarks is rare to say the least. Using the GIA diamond grading system jewelers are able to assign a clarity grade to diamonds ranging from flawless (FL) to diamonds with obviously noticeable inclusions (I1,2,or 3). Because every diamond is unique, and every diamond has their own unique birthmarks, the quality and price of diamonds can vary quite dramatically.
These four Cs make up the quality and price of a diamond. While some of the Cs may be hard to see or notice through an untrained eye, it is important to note that the real true quality values of a diamond lie deep within, and often can not be seen by the human eye.
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