Choosing the Perfect Diamond

Prior to your diamond purchase, it is crucial to understand more about them first. Diamonds are complicated materials, with several characteristics that alter their total beauty and quality. At Adam’s Workshop, we understand the “Four C’s” — Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight — and become educated about all the elements that offers a diamond both its attractiveness and its worth.

CUT

The cut of a diamond denotes the diamond’s shape as well as its capability of reflecting back the light to the individual’s eye. A well-cut diamond will appear quite vividly and fiercely, while a poorly cut diamond will not be able to reflect as much light and will consequently present a dark and drab appearance, despite its color or clarity.

Not only do well-cut diamonds seem more dazzling, they also seem to stay on the larger size than competing diamonds of an equal carat weight. An "ideal" diamond has both amplified shine and diameter comparative to additional deeply-cut diamonds.

CLARITY

Clarity is defined as the stone’s quantity of inclusions and blemishes under 10x magnification. Almost every diamond encompasses small hints of non-crystalized carbon or small non-diamond crystals. Nevertheless, their role is imperative and will influence the diamond’s ultimate pricing.

Regularly, imperfections in diamonds graded slightly included (SI) are not noticeable to the unassisted eye; this constructs an outstanding value. Communicate with a diamond and jewelry specialist who will review the diamond for you, if you are bearing in mind of such a diamond. This is strongly suggested in order to guarantee the imperfections are not visible to the untrained eye.

 

COLOR

Selecting a stone with the least amount of color conceivable is generally likened most when shopping for a diamond. Diamond color is assessed on a scale from D-Z, and is allocated into five comprehensive classes: colorless, near colorless, faint, very light and light. Diamonds exist in all shades of the spectrum.

 

Definitions of clarity grades according to internal defects:

 

IF/FL: A diamond is deemed as a loupe clean once an expert discovers no internal defects with a x10 loupe.
VVS1/VVS2: Only a very, very small sum of internal defects; these can be perceived with only a great deal of effort and patience by an expert with a x10 loupe. The size, position, and number govern the difference between VVS1 and VVS2.
VS1/VS2: Very minute internal flaws which can be spotted a little easier by the diamond expert.
SI1/SI2: Small internal defects which are very simple for an expert to identify with a x10 loupe.
I1/I2/I3: Large and /or frequent internal defects which are effortlessly seen by a professional with a naked eye; a poor quality diamond.

 

CARAT

The word “carat” derives itself from ‘carob’ – in reference to a locust tree that creates consumable pods. Carob seeds, being equal in weight, were implemented as weighing references by traders in the historic eras of old. This was the most advanced technique available back during those times. Actually, one carat was identical to the weight of one carob seed and trades were completed founded upon this modest approximation.

Simply stated, Carat is an alternative method of determining weight.