The way a diamond is cut determines the quality of its angles, brilliance, value, and ability to sparkle. If a diamond is big in size but is cut in a way that hinders its sparkling effect, it is not worth investing much in it.
The “round brilliant” cut is said to be the most popular.
The more colorless a diamond is, the more valuable it is. This is mainly due to the fact that colorless diamonds are extremely rare.
Diamonds are usually assigned a grade that starts at D (the most colorless grade) and runs through the alphabets until Z (the lowest grade which is normally yellow, brown or grey). Most diamonds sold range between F and J and hover in the colorless to near-colorless scale.
Diamonds, as they are formed under the earth, come with impurities. “Clarity” looks at these impurities and determines a diamond’s value and final price. A diamond with many inclusions is one that will be sold at a lower price as its beauty is perceived to be “flawed.”
Would you rather invest in a small, sparkly, colorless, and clear diamond or a big, dull, and flawed stone? The choice is yours, but we’ve done our part to inform you of the elements you should be looking for when diamond shopping.