The quality of the stone's polish is a factor that can not be ignored in evaluating the overall quality of a diamond, as well as its cost and value. Coral is usually cabochon cut, often carved, but is also fairly frequently found in jewelry fashioned in the rough (uncut) in certain countries where the belief persists that coral's magical powers are lost with cutting. Marcasite, the tiny, glittering stone with a brassy colored luster often seen in old belt buckles and costume jewelry, is a relative of hematite.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality The ideal cut diamond is a very precise mathematical equation, where diamond proportions and angles are cut to optimize the diamond's superlative optical properties, in particular it's high refractive index and color dispersion, to create a diamond of unequaled beauty with perfect balance of brilliance and fire. In layman's terms, the diamond is cut to make it the most beautiful diamond so it retains its intrinsic value.
Color When mounted, G color grade diamonds will appear colorless except to the trained eye. G color may be noticeable when compared to diamonds of better grades. Diamonds of G color grade offer excellent value. For an excellent value in a diamond with no noticeable color to the unaided eye, G color diamond is the right choice.
Clarity Diamonds of SI2 clarity are grade two slightly included. Depending on the location, SI2 inclusions in these diamonds may be perceptible to the naked eye. Good color SI2 clarity diamonds are an attractive choice when working within a fixed budget without sacrificing beauty or value. These diamonds balance good clarity with exceptional price.