Thursday, August 4, 2011

Diamonds are a girl's best friend

Ready to learn a thing or two about diamonds whether buying diamonds online or otherwise?

You probably already knew about the 4Cs but beyond the basic 4Cs of Carat, Color, Clarity, and Cut/shape used to determine a diamond’s overall quality, there is yet another level of excellence that involves the symmetry and reflective quality of a diamond’s cut, and which potentially enhances all of the 4Cs.

This reflective quality determines how well a diamond “performs”, i.e., how well it reflects light under all lighting conditions and situations. What increases a diamond’s “wow” appeal is the way it transmits light back to the viewer’s eye, and that’s affected more by the cut than any other factor.

As for Clarity, a diamond's value is determined by absence or less of a diamond's internal inclusions and/or external blemishes. A flawless diamond is rare.

As for Carat weight in relation to Cut, a well-cut and polished diamond with precise symmetry will have more fire and brilliance and give the impression that it is larger than a stone of equal weight but with a lesser cut. Therefore, a good cut can give the impression of a bigger stone.

Many people think diamonds are colorless. Under normal lighting conditions, most diamonds appear to be colorless to the naked eye. A diamond’s color grade is actually determined by its “lack” of color. In reality, diamonds come in a wide range of colors though the color differences are very subtle. The “normal” color range of commercial diamonds is from colorless (white) to light yellow and light brown. Diamonds also come in a number of fancy colors like the ones below. Beautiful, aren't they? Diamonds, a girl's best friend!
Fancy Colored Diamonds: Fancy Pink, Fancy Red, Fancy Green and Fancy Yellow


  1. I have only 1 diamond in my possession. My wedding ring. :)

  2. I don't really fancy diamond and have this superficial believe that stones must agree with the yin and yang of the person who is wearing it.

  3. I really thankful to you for this great read!! You did a very great job, keep it up.
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  4. WOW..I love diamond. Diamond is my luck stone and I really love wearing it.....

  5. May I add that the angles and finish of a diamond are what determine its ability to handle light, which leads to brilliance. A good cut gives a diamond its brilliance, and brilliance is the brightness that seems to come from the very core of a diamond. Also, all prices are based on the "round brilliant" cut or shape. You will find variances in price dependent on the diamond’s shape. For example, if you have an "emerald cut" diamond and a "round brilliant" that are the same size and quality, the "emerald cut" will generally be less expensive.

    Bridget Rossi

  6. Yes, a flawless diamond is rare, but you don't have to worry if you see some blemishes because it can be removed through minor re-polishing. You will not be able to notice the flaws in it after. “Diamonds, a girl's best friend!”--- I think this just simply states that a girl would really love to have it. Yes, it’s really beautiful to look at. It’s very elegant and that’s what most girls think. They really value it because they know how expensive and how precious it is. To have diamond jewelry is really a great feeling for us women.

    Rochel Faltus