Things to know about diamond

What is diamond?

Diamond is a solid form of the element carbon with its atoms arranged in a crystal structure called diamond cubic

Is diamond a precious stone?

Diamonds are probably the most prestigious precious stones in the world

How old is diamond?

Do you know, most diamond have ages between 1 billion and 3.5 billion years.

Where is diamond formed?

And most were formed at depth between 150 and 250 KM in the Earth’s mantle.

How hard is diamond?

Diamond is the hardest stone in the the world, with a score of 10 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness

Why is Diamond so highly sought after?

Diamond is the only stone that reflect as much light as they absorb. A perfectly polished diamond can reflect up to 100% of the light

Where is diamond found?

Diamonds are present in about 35 countries! South Africa, Russia & Botswana are the main producers of gem diamond. While Australia produce most of industrial diamond. Diamond are also found in India, Russia, Siberia, Brazil, China, Canada & United States.

How many types of diamond cut are there?

There are many different types of diamond cut available in the market today. But these are the top 10 most popular diamond shape
1. Round Brilliant Cut
2. Cushion Cut
3. Princess cut
4. Emerald Cut
5. Oval Cut
6. Marquise Cut
7. Pear cut
8. Asscher Cut
9. Radiant Cut
10. Heart Shape

What to look out for when buying a diamond?

Diamond are generally graded by the four C’s of diamond
1. Carat
2. Cut
3. Clarity
4. Color
While many people focus on the carat of the diamond, its actually the cut that’s the biggest factor of the price tag!

Why is the Cut so important?

Before a diamond is cut,it is opaque and has little to no sparkle. Diamond cutting adds facets (or faces) that reflect light and refract it back to your eye, creating a sparkling effect. The type and quality of cut directly impacts light performance, as the angles, locations, sizes and shapes of facets will determine the diamond’s sparkle.

How many cut grade are there?

Each diamond is being graded by the one of the four cut grade by GIA.

This is the highest grade, representing the top 3% of all diamonds in the world. Diamonds with an excellent cut grade are masterfully crafted and precisely cut to create maximum sparkle and brilliance. Little or no light leakage occurs as light passes through.

Very Good: 
Cuts of this grade capture almost all of a diamond’s potential. These stones are very brilliant with minimal light leakage. If you’re on a budget, you might choose a Very Good cut so you can prioritize color, clarity, or carat. This grade represents the top 15% of diamonds.

Diamonds of this grade capture light well and possess high degrees of sparkle.
Good cut diamonds have some light leakage but still shine bright. Cutters may intentionally cut to Good proportions to achieve a particular look or style. The top 25% of diamonds have a Good cut grade or higher.

Fair & Poor

Diamonds with significant light leakage earn a Fair or Poor grade. These diamonds tend to leak noticeable amounts of light from being too deep or shallow, and they have little brilliance. We recommend avoiding this grade, as it won’t make for sparkling jewelry.

What kind of Diamond Cut is the most expensive?

The most Expensive Diamond Cut is Round Brilliant Cut! It has the most number of facets which require more precision work and discard more rough diamond to achieve the Perfect Brilliant Round Diamond!

Is Fancy Shape Diamond more cost saving?

Other than Round Brilliant Cut the other types of cut are generally called Fancy Cut.
Fancy Shape such as Oval, Pear & Marquise can save you up to 25% of a brilliant round diamond of the same carat size!

Is Emerald or Asscher cuts more expensive?

Emerald & Asscher cuts can even save more than other fancy shape! As they are simpler in design, lesser rough diamond discard and require less precision cutting work, which result in cost saving!

What is Diamond Clarity?

Diamond Clarity is to assess the imperfection on the surface and within the diamond.
Surface flaws are called blemishes, internal flaws are called inclusions.

Can we see the blemish & Inclusion with naked eye?

Blemish is on the surface of the diamond hence is might be seen with naked eye. While inclusion are form inside the diamond, most inclusion can’t be seen with naked eye.

Does Inclusion affect the shine and beauty of the diamond?

It does not affect the beauty of the diamond in most cases, since most inclusion can’t be seen with a naked eye. Inclusion is also known as “internal characteristics” by the Gemologist. That’s is why there is no 2 identical diamond in the World!

Is there Diamond without Inclusion?

Yes! There are diamond without inclusion and is graded as FL(Flawless) Diamond! And price of such diamond would cost 3 times of more comparing with other similar graded diamond with lower clarity.