Whatever your occassion, be it an engagement ring, a pair of diamond earrings selecting your diamond is an important decision...
The Four C's in brief; the cut of a diamond makes it sparkle. The colour? a white diamond is brighter! The greater the clarity the rarer the diamond and the larger the carat the bigger the diamond.
Diamonds can come in a multitude of cuts & colours, ranging from the traditional white to fancy natural colours such as yellow, blue, pink...
Whatever your occassion, be it an engagement ring, a pair of diamond earrings selecting your diamond is an important decision. Below are some guidelines to get you started.
I provide hand selected high quality GIA certified diamonds that are conflict-free and ethically sourced at my brisbane jewellery studio. Each piece of jewellery is also accompanied by an independent valuation. To make an appointment and to view any 'certified' diamonds in private, please contact me.
The majority of people focus on colour and clarity when discussing the attributes of a diamond. Colour and clarity are important, but it is the quality of the cut that makes the difference between a dull and lifeless diamond that is alive with remarkable fire and brilliance. The more perfect the cutting, the more sparkle you and everyone else will see.
A diamond's colour is determined on a scale from D (colourless) to Z (yellow/brown). The most sought after diamonds have no colour. Whilst most diamonds appear to have no colour, in actual fact they have tints of colour as shown on the colour scale.
Refers to the amount and size of natural imperfections in the diamond. This may be internal (inclusions) or external (blemishes). The fewer inclusions in a diamond, the rarer and more valuable the gem.
A diamond's weight is measured in carats, abbreviated ct. One carat can be divided into 100 points. Therefore, a diamond weighing one quarter of a carat can also be referred to as being 25 points.
A diamond with fluorescence "None" is a more valuable gem. A diamond with fluorescence tends to have a blue milky appearance when in direct sunlight.
So what is fluorescence? Fluorescence is the visible light some diamonds emit when they are exposed to invisible ultraviloet (UV) rays. On a GIA Diamond Grading Report, fluorescence refers to the strength, or intensity, of the diamond’s reaction to long-wave UV, which is an essential component of daylight. - (CREDIT - GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE of AMERICA)
Diamonds can come in a multitude of colours, ranging from the traditional white to fancy natural colours such as yellow, blue, pink and in it's rareity red! Diamonds can be treated to create any colour, Black diamonds are treated.