If you are looking for modern diamond jewellery, you need to make sure to choose the perfect diamond. Classic diamonds are an important part of today’s jewellery market and to choose the best diamond possible, you need to learn everything you can about them.
Here are some things to look for when shopping for modern diamond jewellery:
Shapes- there are many different shapes of diamonds. Round shapes are the most common and highly prized, due to their maximum brilliance. If you want a different shape of diamond, make sure that it’s a modification of round brilliant shape, such as a heart, pear or marquise. When choosing a non-round diamond, make sure that it has the maximum degree of scintillation and fire, so your diamond jewellery absolutely sparkles when placed under source of light.
Cut- cut defines the polish, proportion and finish of the diamond. A good cut determines the brilliance of the diamond. The cut of the diamond should produce ideal angles and proportions, with excellent symmetry and polish.
Clarity- clarity is the next one in the 4 C’s. It describes the purity or clearness of a diamond. There are 6 different grades for diamond clarity. FL or Flawless is the highest clarity grade with no visible blemishes at 10x magnification. Other grades are Internally Flawless (IL), Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS), Very Slightly Included (VS), Slightly Included (SI) and Included (I). Diamonds with Included (I) clarity grade have immediately visible blemishes at 10x magnification.
Colour- colour is an important indicator for any diamond. The highest colour grade is colourless, followed by Near Colourless, Faint Yellow, Very Light Yellow and Light Yellow.
Carat- carat is the last of 4 C’s and it defines the weight of the diamond. One carat is exactly 0.20 grams. Diamonds with higher carat values are more valuable.
Fluorescence- colour in the 4 C’s determines the yellowness of diamonds. However, a small fraction of diamonds gives off bluish glow under UV rays. It’s very hard to detect fluorescence with just naked eye. Very fluorescent diamonds may look hazy under normal light. It is recommended to look for diamonds with no fluorescence at all, because they are completely colourless.
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