Because of diamond's high brilliance and dispersion, the color grade can not be accurately determined by looking at the stone from the top, or face-up, position. The downside is that platinum, because it is not mixed to make up the composition of the wedding band, tends to be far more expensive. The normal guideline when shopping for rings is to expect a platinum wedding band to be up to two to four times more expensive than its white gold counterpart, depending on the complexity of the design and the weight (gold or platinum content) of the wedding ring.
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 Diamonds of L color grade have very noticeable faint yellow tint. Such diamonds should be set only in yellow gold mountings. Diamonds in this category present an excellent cost-saving value for customer wishing to get the biggest diamond for their buck. Diamonds with very strong fluorescence are recommended of mask yellowish color effects.
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.