A beauty of a well-cut diamond lies not only in its shape but also in the effectiveness of the stone to reflect the light that touches it. A poorly-cut diamond appears lifeless whereas a well-cut one has a brilliant, fiery, and scintillating appearance. Diamond cuts determine the quality of a diamond to a great extent. An perfectly cut diamond has ideal proportions, angles, excellent polish and symmetry, and appears larger than other diamonds of the same carat weight. Its ideal proportions make sure that it refracts light to produce the required fire and brilliance. The perfect symmetry can be acquired only with immense expertise in diamond cutting, which is what Divine Solitaires ensures! All the diamonds from Divine Solitaires are Ex.Ex.Ex. Plus cut diamonds which refers to excellent cut, excellent polish and excellent symmetry.
Diamonds can be colourless or may have a slight yellow tint. However, the diamonds with the least amount of colour are preferred while shopping for diamonds. A diamond colour is graded on a scale of D to Z, however Divine Solitaires provides diamonds that are graded on a diamond color grade D to K and are divided into five broad categories- colourless, nearly colourless, faint, very light, and light. Diamonds that lie between D-F on the colour scale display no colour and are the clearest diamonds. D to F are the rarest and the most valuable diamonds than the others on the scale. Diamonds lying between the range G to H appear nearly colourless when observed from the face-up position but display a little amount of colour when observed from the face-down position against a perfectly white background. Diamonds under K display a faint yellow color when viewed from the face-up position. They are a great option for those who do not mind the color.
Since diamonds are formed inside the earth under extreme pressure and heat, they have small imperfections (called ‘birthmarks’), which doesn’t come as a surprise. Every diamond comes with inclusions (imperfections on the inside) and blemishes (imperfections on the surface). The degree to which these imperfections are present on or inside the diamond refers to diamond clarity and ranges from FL (Flawless) to I (Included). Diamonds that are devoid of such flaws are considered to be of high quality. Divine Solitaires diamonds are superior-quality stones on the range of IF (Internally Flawless) to SI2 (Slightly Included 2).
Carat is a term that refers to the weight of a diamond. The word carat originates from the word ‘carob seeds’, a term that was used to measure the weight of the diamonds prior to the twentieth century. A carat is equal to 0.2 grams which is just about the weight of a single paper clip. A carat is completely unrelated to the word ‘Karat’ which sounds quite similar to it and refers to the purity of gold.
For example, a one-carat diamond measures approximately 6.5 mm in width, a diamond that weighs twice as it measures only 8.2 mm wide. Since a diamond that is big in size is rare, it is expected to be expensive. A single two-carat diamond is more expensive than two one-carat diamonds together. This implies that the cost of a diamond increases with its size. So as the carat weight increases, you typically pay more not only in total but also on a pay-per-carat basis. When you buy diamonds you should choose the carat weight not just on the basis of the size but also the cut grade, as it majorly affects the diamond quality.
The cost and quality of diamonds depend on these 4Cs. One should consider all these factors before judging the right value of any diamond.