This helps people know exactly what they are looking
for throughout the world.
This evaluation is based on the absence of colour. The perfect diamond has no colour to it, therefore having a higher value. The diamonds are graded by the degree of colourlessness by comparing the diamond, under strict controlled lighting and viewing conditions to the master stone.
Natural diamonds are the direct result of carbon exposed to extreme pressure and heat deep in the earth. This can result in different internal characteristics, these are called “inclusions”, external characteristics are known as “blemishes”.No two diamonds have the same inclusions & blemishes.
Diamonds are known for their ability to transmit light and have amazing scintillation. The cut is one of the most important factors you must keep in mind when choosing a diamond, how well does it sparkle? Has it been cut to the correct proportions?
People often tend to get this confused for the size of the stone. It is the weight of the stone. A metric “carat” is 200 milligrams. A carat can be subdivided into 100 ‘points’, allowing a very precise measurement to the hundredth decimal place.
This is the visible light some diamonds emit when they are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Approximately 25%-35% do exhibit some degree of fluorescence. Only 10% of diamonds shows the strength of fluorescence that may affect it visual appearance.
The total cost of your diamond ring will differ due to the “Four C’s”, clarity, cut, colour, carat and the shape of the diamond. The design of the ring will also have an influence on the price. We stock a large range of GIA certified diamonds that cover the majority of specifications. We have listed a guide price for the most sort after diamonds below.
These prices include VAT and take into account “No Fluorescence” and a “Very Good” cut grade as a minimum. Please feel free to contact us for any further information.