Although diamonds were discovered in India at the beginning of the ninth century, it wasn t until 1500 onwards that brides to be would be wearing something a little bit more special and even then, diamonds would be very much for the wealthy and for royalty. Almost anyone I know would love to open up a little black velevet box to find a dazzling piece of jewelry inside, but how do you shop to get the best deal. Here's a little translation on what these terms mean so next time you go into the jewelry store you can speak the same language as the sales clerk.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Good cut diamonds have very good proportions and are cut to reflect a large amount of light. Good cut diamonds exhibit a considerable measure of fire and brilliance. This diamond cut is generally created in order to save carat weight. Some bargains can be found in this category.
Color To most people G color diamonds will look absolutely colorless unless the diamonds of better color grade are used as a reference. Diamonds of G color grade offer an excellent trade off between diamond quality and affordability. GIA certified G color diamonds look exceptionally beautiful in platinum settings and make an excellent investment.
Clarity VS1 clarity diamonds are very slightly included grade one. VS1 diamonds are less expensive than the VVS1 or VVS2 grades and present an excellent value. They have minor inclusions that are bigger and more noticeable than in higher clarity grades, but they are only visible at 10x magnification. To the naked eye, these diamonds will appear unblemished.