The true beauty of a diamond lies in its ability to reflect light, so the Cut can have a significant influence on its value. Of all the Four C’s (Carat, Cut, Color and Clarity) the Cut is the only one governed by a person’s skills as opposed to nature’s power. Cut is therefore a highly important factor in determining a diamond’s beauty and ultimate value.
If a diamond is Cut too deep, light will escape from the side of the base and brilliance is lost. If it is Cut too shallow, light will escape through the bottom of the stone resulting in a glassy appearance. When a diamond is Cut to perfect proportions, light is reflected through the top, giving it fire and sparkle.
Only perfectly Cut diamonds are selected and showcased at The Diamond Guys. We carefully hand-select the very best diamonds ensuring that each diamond is perfectly Cut, maximizing its brilliance and beauty.
The less Colour a diamond has, the greater its value and rarity. The vast majority of diamonds contain slight traces of yellow and brown colours. An increase of a single Colour grade can increase a diamond’s value by thousands of dollars.
The Diamond Guys diamonds are all Colour-graded according to the GIA Colour scale. Colour gradings begin at D (Blue White Colour) and end at Z (Strong Brown Color). The scale begins at D simply because ‘D’ is for Diamond.
The majority of the Diamond Guys diamonds are H Colour or better, defined as near colourless or higher.
Diamonds contain natural “inclusions,” or fingerprints, these inclusions occurred when the diamond was formed. The inclusions are natural imperfections that make each diamond unique. In gem quality diamonds these imperfections are normally visible only under magnification.
In weaker quality diamonds, these imperfections may be visible to the naked eye. Inclusions can interfere with the passage of light, affecting the quality of the diamond. In principle, the fewer inclusions, the finer the Clarity and the more valuable the stone.
At The Diamond Guys, our diamonds fall within the IF to SI2 range of Clarity.
The unit used to measure a diamond’s weight and size is known as the Carat Weight. There are 100 points in a Carat. So, a “25 pointer” is also known as a “Quarter Carat” or 0.25ct.
The higher a diamond’s weight the rarer and more valuable the stone. Because the rarity increases as the weight increases, the value of the diamond increases exponentially. In other words, a 2-Carat diamond will be much more valuable than double the amount of a 1-Carat diamond. This is because 2-Carat stones are less plentiful than 1-Carat stones. Therefore, the value may be 4 or 5 times the value of the smaller stone.
Undoubtedly, weight is an important aspect to consider when purchasing a diamond; however, it is only one aspect in determining a diamond’s value — along with the Color, Cut and Clarity.
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