01

Cut

The true beauty of a diamond is released in how well the stone has been cut. The brilliance of a diamond is ultimately decided by its final proportion, symmetry and polish. Nature is able to determine the color, clarity and carat weight of a stone, but the cut is completely up to the hands of a master craftsman. A diamond cutter is the only one that can give a diamond its true brilliance and fire. When a diamond is cut to its exacting proportions, light will reflect from facet to facet and you will see the diamond’s natural radiance from within.


02

Color

Diamonds are found in almost every color of the rainbow. To this day, white diamonds are still the most sought after color on the market. Diamonds are graded on a color scale that ranges from D through Z, based on their degree of colorlessness. The less color in a diamond the whiter and brighter it will appear.


  • FL-IF
  • VVS1-VVS2
  • VS1-VS2
  • SI1-SI2
  • I1-I2
03

Clarity

All diamonds except for the rare “flawless” and “internally flawless” diamonds contain identifying marks that are called “inclusions.” Most inclusions are too small to be seen with the naked eye and some, to the untrained eye, are even difficult to see with a microscope or jewelers loupe. When you are able to see these inclusions or “nature’s birthmarks,” they will look like tiny clouds, crystals or feathers. To determine a diamond’s clarity grade, a gemologist will consider the size, location, amount, color and general nature of all inclusions. Some diamonds will receive the distinctive honor of being labeled as flawless (FL) or internally flawless (IF). These stones are clear of all identifying marks.


Carat

  • 0.05
  • 0.10
  • 0.25
  • 0.5
  • 1.0
  • 1.5
  • 2.0
  • 2.5
  • 3
  • 5
  • 10
04

Carat

A diamond’s size is measured in carat weight. 100 points make up 1 carat. When diamonds are mined, it is rare to come across large diamonds. This is the reason why larger stones are considered more rare and more valuable. All diamonds are priced per carat. This means that two 1-carat diamonds of the same cut, color and clarity won’t equal the same cost as a 2-carat diamond. The 2-carat will always be more rare; therefore, that stone will be more valuable.