Buying a diamond can be a very rewarding experience … but how knowledgeable are we? I’m sure most of us have heard of the 4 C’s but how aware are we of the unspoken 5th?
I’m going to avoid entering too many technicalities and complex concepts and go straight into the fundamental points that help us to make a good decision.
We are going to focus on what we call the 4 C’s:
💎And a fifth C of utmost importance Confidence.
It refers to the shape of the diamond. The most usual is the brilliant cut, as it is the one that best reflects the natural brilliance of the diamond thanks to its 57 facets.
There are 100 points in 1 carat, so that a diamond weighing 3/4 carat would be a “75 point diamond. In summary:
1 carat = 200 milligrams = 100 points
The most valued diamonds are those considered colorless or with a faint coloration, usually yellow.
To measure the degree
There are several, but the Color scale of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is one of the mostused in this regard.
In the next post of our diamonds blog we will talk about fancy colored diamonds called fancy, real rarities of nature and with a very high economic value.
Diamonds are born under conditions of extreme temperature and pressure, their internal structure makes it the hardest mineral in nature. They also contain traces inside them formed by non-crystallized carbon called inclusions.
These characteristics have internal features, (inclusions), and (surface) irregularities, called blemishes. The vast majority are not visible to the naked eye and can only be seen with a magnifying glass of ten magnifications without influencing the beauty of it, although logically the cleaner, the more extraordinary its quality and value .
One of the most used graduation scales is the GIA (Gemological Institute of America).
Being the maximum quality IF and the minimum I1
5. Confidence (Trust)
When buying a diamond, the Trust, confidence and the peace of mind that you are buying the right piece is paramount.
In my own personal experience I have found that GBE Diamond Brokers have the desire and the permanent aspiration to advise you and help you choose the best diamond with the most appropriate budget.
Their reliability and consistent services keep them at the highest levels of ethics and professionalism.
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