Lucky babies are born in April to have the most celebrated Gemstone for their Birthstone. Diamond is a symbol of love, commitment, and romance. Diamond is also the gem that marks the 60th and 75th wedding anniversaries. The name “Diamond” is derived from the Greek Word - Adamas which means Unconquerable. Even though Diamonds are considered the hardest natural stone and they have a hardness of 10 on the Mohs Scale, they require special care to maintain the sparkle. Please check our blog post on how to keep your diamond sparkling here https://goo.gl/RsgonU.
The love for the diamonds began in India in the 4th Century. India was the only source of Diamonds for almost 1000 years. After that, important sources were discovered in Brazil in 1725. In late 1800’s diamonds were discovered in South Africa.
4C’s of a Diamond:
When looking for a perfect diamond, it is necessary to know the ins and outs of each characteristic of a diamond - the 4C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight.
Diamond Cut: When many people think of a diamond cut, they are typically thinking of the shape, which are round, princess, emerald etc.; instead diamond Cut determines a diamond’s sparkle and beauty as it has the greatest influence on the diamond’s shine.
Diamond Color: Most of the diamonds naturally exhibit the hints of yellow, brown or grey. If a diamond has a less color, it would allow more light to pass, which will make a diamond more attractive. So lighter the color of a diamond, the price would be higher. Diamond color is graded on an alphabetical scale from D to Z, D being colorless and Z being the most yellow/brown.
Diamond Clarity: A diamond’s clarity refers to how many inclusions are visible to the naked eye or under 10X magnification. The more inclusions a diamond has, the less it will cost due to a lower value. Diamond clarity is often the least important of the 4Cs because most of the inclusions are microscopic and, not visible to the naked eyes until and unless the diamond clarity is worst.
Diamond Carat Weight: Diamond carat weight refers to the carat weight of a diamond or how much the diamond weighs. The metric unit for one carat is described as 200 milligrams or 100 points. The points of a diamond allow for a more accurate measurement because it allows you to read the diamond’s carat weight to the nearest one-hundredth decimal place.