Diamond Cut – The 4Cs of Diamonds

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Cut is the factor that creates a diamond’s fire, sparkle and brilliance. The traditional cut of 58 facets in a standard round brilliant diamond, all precisely cut and defined, are as small as two millimeters in diameter. But without this level of precision, a diamond wouldn’t be as beautiful. The luster of a particular diamond […]

Diamond Clarity – The 4Cs of Diamonds

GIA Diamond scale

Diamonds are formed deep within the earth  under extreme pressure and heat , they contain unique marks, either internal (inclusions) or external (blemishes). Diamond clarity refers to the absence of blemishes, marks or inclusions .  Any diamonds without these type of marks are rare, and rarity affects a diamond’s value. Using the GIA International Diamond […]

Diamond Carat – The 4Cs of Diamonds

Tampa Bay Diamond Appraisals

Diamonds as well as other gemstones are weighed in metric carats. One carat is equal to 0.2 grams. It is important to not confuse carat with karat,  the term used in describing gold purity like: “18K gold” ) Each carat is divided into 100 points. A 50-point diamond weighs 0.50 carats. Two diamonds of equal […]

Diamond Color – The 4Cs of Diamonds

The 4Cs of Diamonds

Diamond color is actually all about what you don not see. Diamonds are valued by how closely they approach color-lessness – the less color, the higher their diamond value. The exception to this is fancy-color diamonds, such as pinks and blues, which lie outside this color range. Most stones found in jewelry stores run from […]