What to know about diamondsWritten by Guest Author | | GuestAuthor@toledofreepress.com
- Cut: The cut refers to the proportion and finish of a diamond. A fine piece of rough diamond will only look beautiful when handled by a master cutter.
- Clarity: The clarity refers to the internal and external imperfections of a diamond. The clarity is determined by different types of “inclusions” and the size, nature and location of the inclusion.
- Color: While every diamond has its own personality, diamonds will range from colorless (void of all body color) to slightly saturated to highly saturated in body color.
- Carat weight: This has to do with the physical weight of the diamond. If a diamond is well-proportioned, it will display the most beauty.
- Environmental and social conscience: Responsible diamond sources do not harm the environment or abuse their workers in the process of mining.
- Qualifications: Trusting a professional such as a certified gemologist (American Gem Society) or a graduate gemologist (Gemological Institute of America) verifies the value of the diamond and allows consumers to purchase high-quality diamonds with confidence.
— Source: Harold Jaffe Jewelers