Customers are not subject to any extra charges. Felicity Diamonds education is designed to help you understand the diamond's quality characteristics in a straightforward and simple way. The price of any particular diamond is appraised using four key qualities of the gem, known as the 4Cs: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat.A well-cut diamond will appear brilliant and fiery, while a poorly cut diamond may appear dark or lifeless regardless of how good the color or clarity may be. A well-cut diamonds exhibit three different properties: brilliance, dispersion and scintillation. As light strikes a diamond's surface, it will either reflect off the table of or enter the diamond. The light that is reflected off the diamond is known as the diamond's brilliance. As light travels through a stone, some of the light rays are separated into flashes of color.
This is known as dispersion. The result of dispersion is known as fire. Scintillation is flashes of color that are viewable as an observer moves a diamond back and forth. A diamond's color is a measure of the stone's whiteness, meaning measuring the lack of color a diamond has. A color grade of D is the highest possible, while Z is the lowest.
The less color a diamond has, the higher its color grade. After cut, color is generally considered the second most important characteristic when selecting a diamond. This is because the human eye tends to detect a diamond's sparkle first, and color second. Here, you'll find only the finest diamonds with color graded D-J.Diamonds graded J or better are colorless or near-colorless, with color that is typically undetectable to the unaided eye. What color is right for me? For the purist, look for a white diamond with a grade of D-F for a diamond with no discernible color.
For an excellent value in a diamond with little or no noticeable color to the unaided eye, look for a near-colorless grade of G-I. Scale: D = rarest and most desirable. D E F - Colorless. G - J - Near Colorless. K - R - Very Light Yellow.
S - Z - Light Yellow. Clarity refers to the tiny, natural imperfections that occur in all but the finest diamonds. Most gemologists refer to them as blemishes or inclusions.
Clarity generally has the least impact on a diamond's appearance as most of these imperfections are microscopic and do not affect a diamond's beauty in any discernible way. The position of an inclusion affects how easily it can be seen. Our diamond cutters make every effort to cut a stone so that inclusions are not visible through the table of the finished diamond.
Note: It is a good idea to balance the clarity grade of your diamond with the color. If you are looking at diamonds in the D-F color range, focus on clarity grades of SI1 or higher. Diamonds in the F-I color range combined with SI clarity are excellent values.
F - IF - Flawless or Internally Flawless. VVS1 - VVS2 - Very Very Slight Inclusions. VS1 - VS2 - Very Slight Inclusions. SI1 - SI2 - Slight Inclusions.
I1 - I3 - Inclusions. The easiest of the 4 C's to understand is that of carat weight. A carat specifically measures a diamond's weight. It's simply the weight of the stone itself, without the setting. In the trade, the prices of diamonds are expressed in price per carat, and the diamond's size makes the largest difference.A carat equals 0.2 grams. Carats are then divided into 100 points. So a quarter-carat has 25 points and is written as 0.25 carats, or 1/4 carat. Because of its rarity, one larger diamond is more valuable than a combination of smaller diamonds. Not all diamonds have the same price for the same weight. Each individual diamond, depending on its cut, color, and clarity, will fall into a particular category of price per carat. More desirable stones cost more, and while size is the biggest determining factor of price, a smaller stone of higher quality may cost the same. We are a family of diamond jewelers with over 30 years of expertise in Diamonds. We have offices located in the diamond's industry key cities. We offer a wide range of diamond jewelry pieces to choose from, including engagement rings, diamond rings, diamond bracelets, diamond earrings, diamond pendants and more. We believe communication is key when matching customers with the perfect piece. In addition, since we are direct sellers of diamond jewelry there are no middlemen to affect the final price. We understand sometimes people have second thoughts and that is fine. Not happy with your order? Every Certificate of Authenticity will contain a detailed grading report, FREE OF CHARGE! Every certificate includes detailed information about the 4 important characteristics of your diamond (the 4 C's): color, cut, clarity and carat weight; a picture of the item and an appraised value. Our customers are valuable and important for us therefore our Goal is to offer you the best Customer Service. We would be happy to hear from you and serve you. We are dedicated to our customers and feel you should receive the personal attention you deserve. We typically reply to emails within 24 hours. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "felicity-diamonds" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.