Blinding Diamonds
 

CARAT WEIGHT

• 1 Carob = 1 Carat = 0.200 grams
• 1 Carat = 100 points (approx. 6.40mm)
• ½ Carat = 50 points (approx. 5.2mm)
• The Larger the stone the higher the price per carat

mm Size vs Weight

The higher the weight the higher the price per carat

 
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COLOUR GRADING

The higher the colour the higher the price per carat
(The more colourless the stone)

Diamonds are found in all Colours and Shapes

Argyle Pink Diamonds

Jewelry Appraiser

CLARITY GRADING

 
  • Flawless (FL) - No inclusions or blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification

  • Internally Flawless (IF) - No inclusions and only blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification

  • Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2- Inclusions are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification

  • Very Slightly Included (VSI1 and VSI2) - Inclusions are minor and range from difficult to somewhat easy for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification

  • Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2) - Inclusions are noticeable to a skilled grader under 10x magnification

  • Included (I1, I2 and I3) - Inclusions are obvious under 10x magnification and may affect transparency and brilliance

The higher the clarity grade the higher the price per carat

 
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CUT GRADING

Cut - Proportion Grading

Symmetry

Polish

The better the cut, polish and symmetry, the higher the price per carat

Excellent

 

Very Good

 

 

Good

 

Poor

The naked eye cannot detect the difference between excellent and very good unless you are experienced

Stones will be somewhat lifeless in comparison

Proportion Grading (cut)

Symmetry

Polish

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