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Learn the 4 C’s
Cut: A diamond "Cut" is considered by many to be a diamond's most important characteristic, Since It has the greatest overall influence on a diamond's beauty. Only when precisely calculated planes and angles are used, does the diamond achieve its greatest possible beauty. Many poorly cut diamonds these days may carry very high color and clarity grades, but will not compare in the sparkle and brilliance of a better-cut diamond with comparatively lower color and clarity.

Color: After cut, diamond color is considered the second most important characteristic when searching and buying a diamond. The color of a diamond refers to the tone and saturation of color, or the depth of color in a diamond. The "Diamond color grading system" actually refers to a diamond's lack of color, by essence grading the whiteness of a diamond on the premise that the major color that has been materialized and discovered in diamonds for past eons is a "Pale yellow". This was the main reason why the diamond's color grade was based on the lack of color in diamonds.

Clarity: Grading a diamond Clarity in actuality is the process and observation of a diamond, under a microscope or a jeweler’s loupe, as we measure the number and size of the tiny imperfections that occur in almost all diamonds. Clarity is graded on the following scale’

Flawless (FL) - Shows no inclusions or blemishes under a 10x magnification when observed by an experienced grader.

Internally flawless (IF) - Shows no visible internal inclusions, but may have minor surface blemishes visible when using 10x magnification.

Very, very slightly included (VVS1 or VVS2) - Minute inclusions that are difficult for even an experienced grader to see under a 10x magnification.

Slightly included (Sl1, Sl2, Sl3) - Refers to diamonds which have small inclusions that can be easily located using a 10x microscope.
Imperfect (I1, I2, I3) -Contains very obvious inclusions that can usually be seen with the naked eye.

Carat: The carat (cts.) is the standard unit of measurement used to indicate the weight of diamonds. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams or 0.2 grams. The larger diamonds are found far less often than smaller diamonds thus the price of a diamond increases exponentially as the carat size of the diamond increases.

Shape and Certification
Shape: Diamonds come in a variety of shapes ranging from the classic Round Brilliant all the way to the Sleek Asscher cut with Emerald, Princess, Cushion, Pear, Marquise, Radiant, Oval, and even the Heart shaped within the spectrum.
Diamond Certification: Loose diamonds are sent to a 3rd party laboratory for a comprehensive evaluation this process is known as diamond certification. A diamond certificate or a grading report provides an expert opinion on the quality of the diamond and is provided by the world’s leading gemology labs including GIA, AGS and IGI etc. Trained gemologists with specialized equipment measure the weight and assess quality characteristics such as cut, color and clarity.
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With the knowledge you have gained, you can now use our tool below to check out the loose diamonds we have available for you.  

Begin by selecting your Shape and then work your way down to select your Carat, Color, and Clarity. You’ll get results showing many options based on your choices. Give us a call about a specific stone and we’ll be happy to help you! (If you leave any choices blank, we’ll still show you several options.)

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