Cut refers to proportions of a diamond, meaning - table size, crown and pavilion angles.
If a diamond is cut to ideal proportions it will have maximum light refraction and sparkle like crazy.
We call them 10 table diamonds meaning in a dim lit restaurant, you can see it sparkle and shine from 10 tables away.
Another way of emphasizing it would be a sports car that does not go fast and does not have superior handling. You might as well buy an SUV. Poor cuts are a mistake.
We want to see Excellent Cut, Excellent Symmetry, and Excellent polish or at least very good for all 3 categories.
If this is achieved you will be happy with your purchase for generations to come.
Color affects the entire diamond. The scale goes from D - Z.
Flawless and Internally Flawless
The inclusions do NOT exist in this grade of diamond. They are very rare and quite expensive. Next on the scale are...
Very Very Slightly Included to the first and second degree
With these grade of diamonds, it is extremely hard to see any inclusions under 10x magnification. You really have to break your eyes to find the tiniest little dot. Next on the scale...
Very Slightly Included to the first and second degree
It is difficult to see inclusions under 10x magnification, in these grades of diamonds. Next on the scale is...
Slightly Included to the first and second degree
...Which is easy to somewhat easy to see inclusions and blemishes under 10x magnification. These diamonds are referred to as EYE clean and can NOT be seen set in YOUR ring. Next on the clarity scale are...
Included to the first, second and third degree
These clarity grades have obvious inclusions to the unaided eye - and may affect sparkle and durability. We suggest not to purchase this grade.
Carat is a measurement of WEIGHT
It is what the diamond weighs on the SCALE
The more a diamond's carat weight is - meaning the heavier the diamond is - the more difficult and RARE it is to find with an Ideal cut, H color and above and SI1 clarity and above. This affects the COST quite a bit.
There are 4 grades for fluorescence
which is the preferred
which is OK
which we recommend not to purchase
Medium or strong fluorescence diamonds usually fluoresce a blue hue - and can effect the diamond's refraction and overall beauty.
All of our diamonds are G.I.A. certified which is the industry standard report.
Buying a diamond without a GIA report is like buying a car without a title.
We should never do such a thing.