Color | Carat Weight | Cut | Clarity
Most diamonds found in nature are between one to three billion years old.
and to produce one carat diamond, 250 tons of earth will be minded.
They are being graded and differentiated by the 4 Cs of Diamonds:
- Carat weight,
You have a 7 pointer, 32 pointer and so on.
light.The quality of a diamond’s cut makes all the difference in how the stone appears.
A poorly cut “D”, Flawless stone, can look dead and lifeless,
whereas an ideally proportioned diamond of much lower color and clarity will appear radiant and dazzling.
These make the stones so different than another.
Usually these inclusions are not visible without a magnification loupe of 10 times.
Next we have coding for grading:
IF | VVS1 | VVS2 | VS1 | VS2 | SI1 | VI2 | I1 | I2 | I3
- IF is an internal flawless - no inclusions
- V represents – Very
- S represents – Slight
- I represents – Inclusion
The numbers 1, 2, 3 refer to the number of inclusions visible.
- VVS1 diamond is a diamond with one very, very slight inclusion, very difficult for an expert to find under 10X magnification.
- I1 - I3 diamond has 1 to 3 inclusions. Obvious under 10X magnification.
Correctly identifying the 4 Cs, one can now calculate the cost of a diamond.
The best way to do this is to bring it to your jeweler who can help you get in touch with a lab that can give you an accurate grading.
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