It is well known that the price of a diamond can vary depending on its size, purity, color, etc. But how can we judge that?
To see more clearly, the diamantaires behind Dazibao wanted to explain you in a simple way the steps to follow when choosing a diamond.
First of all, it is important to keep in mind that there are 4 important criteria that will define the price of a diamond. These are called the 4 C: Carat, Color, Clarity and Cut classification.
The carat is the measure of the weight of the diamond; 1 carat, 2 carats, etc.
The color of the diamond is graded according to the colour of the stone. Indeed, the diamond must be as colourless as possible. The graduation goes from the letter D (qualifying the exceptional white) to Z (for the tinted yellow). Depending on this graduation, the price of diamond varies considerably.
The third factor is the clarity of the diamond. Being produced by nature, all natural diamonds show traces of dust from their growth. The graduation goes from IF (Internally Flawless) to I3 (a stone that will be very included).
The last criterion that comes into play is the cut of the diamond. Indeed, diamonds are judged according to their proportion, their symmetry and polish. This graduation goes from “Excellent” to “Good”.
There are several forms of diamond cut. The best known is the brilliant (the round diamond). Other size shapes are considered “Fancy Shapes” and are called:, pear, oval, cushion, radiant, marquise, heart, emerald, princess, etc. Brilliant represents 90% of the market.