Being one of the hardest materials on earth, Diamonds are not simple to cut into shape. Diamonds have to be cut before shining to full potential. Thanks to Marcel Tolkowsky’s 58 facet model, Diamonds are shinning off to their full potential. A brilliant cut diamond would reflect all light that comes through the top. Brilliant cut diamonds are also the most popular. Other popular cuts include the princess cut, Pear shape, Marquise cut, Oval cut, Cushion cut, and Heart shaped.
The less color the more valuable the diamond, unless dealing with fancy color diamonds. Naturally a perfect diamond is clear and has no color which is normally described as a white diamond. When dealing with regular white diamonds, there is a scale used to define the actual color or tint of the diamond. The whitest diamond color is D and the yellowest to brown is a Z. The only Diamonds that look completely white to the eye are ones ranging from D to G, H being slightly yellow
VVS, VS, SI… have you heard of these terms before? Well they are much more simple than they sound. A VS diamond is a diamond that is VERY SLIGHTLY included; VVS is VERY VERY SLIGHTLY included, and SI is SLIGHTLY INCLUDED. Diamonds have natural imperfections such as internal cracks and inclusions of carbon. The less imperfections that a diamond contains the easier it is for light to travel through the diamond. These imperfections are part of the diamond; they are made of the s
Carat is the measurement used to weigh a diamond. One carat is two hundred milligrams. The smallest diamonds can measure .005 of a carat, but normally the smallest are .01 ct. The size of the diamond greatly reflects on the price. The difference between a diamond that is .99 ct and a 1.00 ct diamond is about a thousand dollars or more depending on the color, cut, and clarity per carat. Diamond pricing is also measured by carat, for example a 2 carat diamond that is $10,000 pe