Diamond Cut: It’s the diamond’s most important characteristic, as it’s the trait that enables the diamond to make the best use of light. Τhe cut of the diamond determines its brilliance and combines the size of the diamond, the symmetry and its finish giving its final character. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) cut Grading Scale contains five grades going form Excellent to Poor..
Carat Weight: A carat is a weight measuring unit equal to 0.2 grams. It is theinternationally used unit to measure the weight of diamonds and the other precious gems a 50- point diamond weighs 0.5 carats or ½ a carat. A 1 carat diamond weighs 100 points etc. The price per carat of diamonds rises proportionately with size. Please note that weight its not the only critical factor the determines the size. Two diamonds of equal weight can have a great difference in price due to the caracteristics of the other factors. For example, poorly cut diamonds intented to maximize the size can be dull and lifeless.
Color Grading: Most diamonds have a slight hint of yellow and the diamond colour scale is based on the amount of yellow present in a diamond. Diamond colour is graded according to the GIA Grading Scale. As you can see in the chart below the colour- grading scale ranges from D to Z. The highest colour grade and whitest stone available is a D colour diamond, this is the rarest colour grade. Colours E and F have no detectable ciolour to the naked eye and they fall into the Colourness Category. Diamonds in the G to J colour range are considered Near Colourness. The eye begins to detect traces of yellow in idamonds that are in the J to M range.ο.
Clarity: The diamond’s clarity is a description of its internal purity. With fewer imperfections within the stone, the diamond is more rare and has a higher value. The clarity scale was developed by the GIA to quantify these imperfections (see the chart above) and it ranges from Internally Flawless to the I3 which is the most poorest. The clarity is typically assigned by a first impression. Inclusions in the IF,VVS1-VVS2, VS1-VS2 diamonds are difficult to see in contrast to SI1-SI2- Ι1-Ι2- Ι3 inclusions that are easy are very easy to see with a «naked eye». The inclusions each diamond contains detrmines its unique identity and uniqueness.
The unique and hancrafted design but most of all the quality guarantee brought to you by a Kandaraki’s certification upon the purchase is the competitve advantage of our House. Our precious gemstones combine the precision of the cut, symmetry and sparkle with high aesthetics. The purchase of a diamond is always accompanied by a guarantee granted by our House, which includes all the details of the characteristics of the diamond of your choice, certifies the quality and the uniqueness of the stone. Diamonds above 0.30C. are also accompanied by a certificate issued by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) or the HRD (Hoge Raad voor Diamant).
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