The cut of your diamond is probably the most important as it determines the level of sparkle, brilliance and fire and beauty in your gem.
The term “carat” refers to a diamond’s weight, simply telling us how big it is. Therefore, this is the most price sensitive part of a diamond.
Diamond Relative Carat / Size Comparison
Carat is a measurement of weight, not size and so the overall diameter (mm) could differ slightly even though the carat weight is correct. Image is not to scale. Diamond pictures are shown for comparison purpose only. Actual size can vary depending on your screen resolution, monitor size, etc.
|D, E, F||Colourless|
|G, H, I, J||Near Colourless|
|K, L, M||Faint Yellowish White|
|N, O, P, Q, R||Very Light Yellow|
|S to Z||Light Yellow|
Passion Jewellers Ideal Colour Grade – G – H grades with medium to no fluorescence are a perfect choice for those who prefer colourless stones but are constrained by their budget.
Clarity grading is to measure the position, volume and colour of the inclusions. FL or IF (flawless or internally flawless) diamonds have the best clarity and are the most expensive ones. Diamonds marked I (visible inclusions) are the poorest.
Passion Jewellers Ideal Clarity Grade – If you prefer a diamond with no inclusions visible to the naked eye, then VS1 or VS2 would be an ideal clarity match for you. However diamonds with SI1 or SI2 clarity are also a neat choice and are generally referred to as Eye-Clean Diamonds.
The 4Cs have since become the standard for describing a diamond’s specific characteristics. The combination of Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat denote a diamond’s value and rarity.