The Characteristics of Luxury Diamonds

The Characteristics of Luxury Diamonds

When most people think of diamonds, they think of the large, glimmering stones that are often seen in jewelry. But what many people don’t know is that there are different sizes of diamonds, and each size has its own unique characteristics. Here we will explore the different diamond sizes and what makes them so special.

 

The first size category is the carat. This is the unit of measurement used to determine a diamond’s weight. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams. The next size category is the cut. This is how well the diamond has been cut and includes the height, depth, angles, and other factors. After the cut, there is the color. The most popular color for diamonds is white, but they can also be found in yellow, blue, pink, and even black.

 

Next is clarity. Clarity refers to how many blemishes or inclusions are present in the diamond. Inclusions are natural flaws that occur during the formation of the diamond. Blemishes are surface flaws that are caused by outside forces such as cutting or polishing. The last size category is the fluorescence. This is the light that is emitted from the diamond when it is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays.

 

Now that we have covered the basics of diamond sizes, let’s take a more in-depth look at each one.

 

Carat

 

The carat is the unit of measurement used to determine a diamond’s weight. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams. The size of a diamond is often described in carats. For example, a two-carat diamond would be twice the weight of a one-carat diamond.

 

Cut

 

The cut of a diamond is how well the diamond has been cut and includes the height, depth, angles, and other factors. A well-cut diamond will have symmetry, balance, and proportion. The cut of a diamond affects its brilliance, which is the ability to reflect light. A poorly cut diamond will have a dull appearance and will not sparkle as much as a well-cut diamond.

 

Color

 

The color of a diamond is judged on a scale from D (no hue) to Z (a yellow hued diamond). The most popular color for diamonds is white, but they can also be found in yellow, blue, pink, and even black. Diamonds with a higher color grade are more valuable than those with a lower color grade.

 

Clarity

 

Clarity refers to how many blemishes or inclusions are present in the diamond. Inclusions are natural flaws that occur during the formation of the diamond. Blemishes are surface flaws that are caused by outside forces such as cutting or polishing. The clarity of a diamond is judged on a scale from I (included) to FL (flawless). Diamonds with a higher clarity grade are more valuable than those with a lower clarity grade.

 

Fluorescence

 

Fluorescence is the light that is emitted from the diamond when it is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays. The fluorescence of a diamond is judged on a scale from None to Very Strong. Diamonds with a higher fluorescence grade are more valuable than those with a lower fluorescence grade.

 

Now that you know the different characteristics of diamonds, you can be sure to find the perfect one for you!