Diamond quality is graded by the color the stone does or does not possess. The diamond color scale indicates color and rarity; a D diamond is colorless and therefore very rare and valuable.
The cut of a diamond can show how the performance of light optimizes the stone’s brilliance and sparkle. Each diamond shape will be cut differently. Each cut is determined by the location of any inclusions, the stone’s natural color, and original shape of the rough stone. An excellent diamond cut is one that is not too shallow or too deep.
The natural characteristics of a diamond can be distinguished by the diamond’s clarity. The clarity can be present either on the surface of the diamond or within the stone itself. The clarity scale below shows that a crystal clear, flawless diamond is marked as “FL”. An “I” diamond indicates that there are inclusions visible to the naked eye.
A carat is the unit of measure used to indicate the actual weight of the diamond. For a frame of reference, a single carat diamond is equivalent to .2 grams or .007 of an ounce. The weight of a carat can be divided even further by using points. There are 100 points in a single carat, so a .25 carat diamond can also be expressed as 25 points.
Diamonds last forever, so let our diamond and jewelry experts here at Scottsdale Fine Jewelers help you purchase a diamond that you will love forever. Scottsdale Fine Jewelers uses the highest quality diamonds, hand chosen by our experienced gemologists, jewelers and goldsmiths. It is our desire to make sure each customers’ experience is personalized. Visit our store in North Scottsdale to view a wide selection of diamond jewelry, in all different diamond shapes.
When it comes to diamonds, our motto at Scottsdale Fine Jewelers says it all: BE YOU. WEAR YOU.
DIAMOND EDUCATION AND BUYING GUIDE
Selecting the diamond of your dreams can be an arduous task, and our diamond experts at Scottsdale Fine Jewelers are trained to ensure you make the best, most educated decision when purchasing a diamond. The more you know, the more confident you will be when you purchase your diamond jewelry. Take a moment to view the 4 C’s of diamonds, described in more depth below.
DIAMOND MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
In order to preserve the quality of your diamonds, we here at Scottsdale Fine Jewelers first clean the diamonds in our heated ultrasonic jewelry cleaner, utilize our in-store steamer and return your diamond looking like it has never been worn. Come see us at our North Scottsdale location to learn more about diamond care. Purchase your diamonds here and receive free diamond inspection and cleaning for life.
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