spacer
spacer
Gold: $1287.00 - Silver: $17.06 - Platinum: $973.00 as of: 8/17/2017 |    Click Here for LIVE PRICE
My Favorites(0 Items)
SIGN IN
Forgot your password?
spacer
spacer
spacer
More Than Diamonds in Dacula, GA
spacer
spacer
720 Dacula Road, Suite 330 Dacula, GA 30019

(678) 407-6828
spacer
HOME | EDUCATION | VIDEOS | CONTACT US | TESTIMONIALS | SIGN UP
spacer
Join Our Mailing List at http://morethandiamonds.net
Get our latest updates direct in your Inbox.
Your privacy and email address are safe with us!
spacer
spacer
spacer
Education
Spacer
Spacer
Buying a DiamondJewelry CareDiamond Comparison Information BirthStone Guide








THE 4 C's OF BUYING A DIAMOND
BACK



Planning to buy a diamond then we at More Than Diamonds understand its importance and our guide below will make your diamond buying a more easy and enjoyable experience.

Most important criteria that a jeweler uses while grading a diamond are Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat weight. It's commonly known as 4 C's of a diamond. All this four properties will determine how much a diamond is worth.








CUT

Most often a person gets confused and thinks cut is the shape of the diamond but actually it refers to the angles and proportions of a diamond. Diamond cut is considered the most important of the four Cs, so it is important to understand how it affects the properties and values of a diamond. Diamonds that are cut either too deep or too shallow can lose or leak light through the sides and bottom and will be less brilliant-and ultimately of less value. But a well cut diamond is able to handle light better, creating more scintillation and more sparkle which leads to brilliance.


CLARITY

Diamonds are graded for clarity under 10x loupe magnification. Clarity ranges from flawless (perfect) to I (included). Below is the chart that certification societies have standardized for grading to describe the clarity of a diamond.

  • F - Flawless: No internal or external flaws. Extremely rare.
  • IF - Internally Flawless: no internal flaws, but may have minor flaws on the outside. Very rare.
  • VVS1-VVS2 - Very, Very Slight Inclusions: Have very small inclusions. It's very difficult to detect inclusions under 10 x magnifications even by a trained gemologist. VVS1 inclusions can only be seen through the pavilion. VVS2 inclusions are more visible.
  • VS1-VS2 - Very Slightly Included: Inclusions can only be seen with difficulty under 10x magnification. VS1 inclusions are harder to see than VS2.
  • SI1-SI2 - Slightly Included: Inclusions easy to see under 10X magnification and might be visible to the naked eye
  • I1-I2-I3 - Included: Inclusions visible to the human eye.

COLOR

Diamond's color is usually referring to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Diamonds act as prisms and can divide light into a spectrum of colors and reflect this light as colorful flashes referred to as fire. The more colorless a diamond is the more colorful the fire will appear.

Diamond colors generally range from D - Z for white and yellow diamonds. D is the whitest. Around S they become "Fancy" yellow Diamonds.

CARAT - WEIGHT

This is the weight of a diamond measured in carats. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. Sometimes one carat is referred to as 100 "points", so that a diamond of 75 points weighs .75 carats. Carat-weight is the easiest of the 4C's to determine. But two diamonds of equal weight can have very unequal value, depending on their cut, color and clarity. Larger diamonds often cost more per carat due to their size. Diamond cost increases exponentially with an increase in weight because larger diamonds are rarer than smaller diamonds and this rarity increases the value of a larger diamond.

BACK
Spacer
spacer
spacer
Why Choose Us
Our Company
Our Staff
Services
Gallery
Testimonials
Events
Catalogs
spacer spacer
Jewelry
Bridal Sets
Engagement Rings
Three Stone Rings
Spacer
Fashion Rings
Embrace Collection
Black & White Diamond Collection
Spacer
Wedding Bands
Diamond Bangles
Diamond Earrings
Diamond Pendants
spacer spacer
Watches
LaFonn Collection
Loose Diamonds
Designer Lines
Education
Coupons
Latest Sales
Videos
spacer spacer
Get Social
Find More Than Diamonds on Facebook
Find More Than Diamonds on Instagram
Accepted: Visa MasterCard American Express
Spacer
Serving Dacula, GA | Lawrenceville, GA | Buford, GA | Winder, GA | Braselton, GA | Hoschton, GA and the surrounding communities.
Spacer
2859358
Copyright 2017 © More Than Diamonds. All rights reserved | Sitemap Developed, Maintained & SEO by: Prerak InfoTech
Spacer
spacer