Carat Weight

A carat is a unit of measurement, it’s the unit used to weigh a diamond. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams. Size does matter. It is not, however, a measure of your love. Keep in mind that differences in size are clearly visible… even to the untrained eye. The word “carat” […]

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Colour

When jewellers speak of a diamond’s colour, they are usually referring to the presence or absence of colour in white diamonds. Colour is a result of the composition of the diamond, and it never changes over time. Because a colourless diamond, like a clear window, allows more light to pass through it than a coloured […]

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Clarity

For clarity grades FL through SI, inclusions (internal flaws) are NOT visible to the naked eye. When we speak of a diamond’s clarity, we are referring to the presence of identifying characteristics on (blemishes) and within (inclusions) the stone. If you think about the incredible amount of pressure it takes to create a diamond and […]

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The Cut

Don’t confuse the diamond’s “cut” with the diamond’s “shape.” First, don’t confuse diamond “cut” with “shape.” Shape refers to the general outward appearance of the diamond, (such as round, emerald, or pear). When a diamond jeweller (or a diamond certificate) says “cut,” that’s a reference to the diamond’s reflective qualities, not the shape (or at […]

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