With a ranking of 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, from 1 - 10, with 10 representing a diamond, the hardest mineral on earth, Citrine has excellent durability and is suitable for everyday wear. In fact, a platinum ring will probably set you back twice the price of a 18 karat gold ring (not including any gems. When purchasing platinum jewelry it always pays to ensure you get a guarantee that it is platinum and not white gold you are purchasing.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Diamonds of premium cut proportions are almost as good as ideal. Most people will not be able to distinguish an idea cut from premium. Less diamond material is lost in the process of cutting the diamonds making it less expansive. One needs to keep in mind that appearance of a diamond is very subjective and cannot be fully evaluated just by their proportions along.
Color Diamonds of D color are absolutely colorless. It is the top most color grade and only 0.3% of all diamonds that make it out of the earth being D color.
Clarity VS1 diamonds have very small inclusions. Usually an experienced grader does not find any internal faults, but does not have great difficulties to see the inclusions when he moves the diamond a little from side to side. Typical inclusions of this group are small, light clouds or small light cracks on the girdle.