Tag Archive | "Carat"

The 4 C’s For Choosing the Perfect Diamond

July 9, 2013 No comments yet

DIAMONDS The sparkle…. The way a diamond sparkles in the light is called its brilliance and fire. These are not subjective terms, but can be scientifically defined. Suppose the same amount of light should fall on a pile of black carbon powder as on a cut diamond. Both are formed from the same chemical, but […]

The Clarity of a Diamond

July 6, 2013 No comments yet

The “C” of clarity refers to a stone’s purity. Clarity is evaluated by viewing the stone under 10X magnification. Virtually all diamonds contain tiny natural birthmarks that are present to varying degrees. After all, nature is rarely perfect, and that extends to diamonds! These marks serve as the identifying “fingerprint” that makes every stone unique. […]

Selecting Diamonds – What does Carat mean?

July 5, 2013 No comments yet

When selecting a diamond, one of the “Four Cs” refers to Carat Weight. Diamonds are sold by the carat (ct), which is a unit of weight, not size. The carat is a unit of mass equal to 200 mg (0.2 g; 0.007055 oz) and is used for measuring gemstones and pearls. The current definition, sometimes known as the metric carat, was adopted in 1907 at the Fourth General Conference on […]

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