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How to Identify the Quality of a Diamond

Currently, they have become the most popular gemstones for use in fine jewelry. Commonly associated with romantic feelings, they are highly appreciated for their brightness, style, and meaning. However, despite its popularity and its constant presence in the jewels of those around us – especially in engagement rings – choosing the right pink diamonds is something that, for some people, can be a bit overwhelming.

So that your search is not stressful, but pleasant and satisfactory, we leave you basic considerations that you must take into account before acquiring this gem pink diamonds.

1. How to identify the quality of a diamond

The quality of these diamonds depends on the 4C calls that refer to color, cut, clarity and carats. Before venturing into your acquisition, make sure you know them well to make a better purchase.

Color

Colorless diamonds are very rare and highly valued. To represent the absence of color, a scale developed by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is used, which goes from letter D to Z.

Tip: To get the best value, choose a G-M grade, almost colorless to the naked eye but more accessible in price than the D-F.

Clarity (or purity)

Almost all diamonds contain unique internal characteristics called inclusions and external characteristics called stains. Those with few or no inclusion are very rare and therefore pink diamonds are more expensive. The international standard establishes that a diamond is pure when, using a magnifying glass of 10 increases, no inclusion is observed.

Cut

The cut is probably the most important quality since it is what gives the stone its scintillation. Even a diamond with a noticeable color and poor clarity can acquire immense beauty worked by an expert cutter. The cut can be described as ideal, deep or superficial.

Tip: In a well-cut diamond the light enters the top and reflects it as if they were fireworks. In those that are cut too shallow or too deep, the light does not reflect properly and makes them look smaller, darker and lifeless.

Carat (carat)

The carat in diamonds is a unit of weight that equals 1/5 gram or 100 points, but its size is not necessarily proportional to its value. A large diamond with more carats than a small one maybe worthless if its color is darker and its cut does not reflect the colors with the necessary beauty.

Tip: If you want the best quality but your budget is not extensive, consider buying a diamond with a good cut, SI1-SI2 clarity and an I-J color grade.

Also take into account that the smaller the finger, the larger the diamond. A 1.5-carat solitaire looks much bigger on a finger of size 4 than one of size 7, so it is not always necessary (or advisable) to buy the largest one you find.Tip: To maximize your budget, choose a VS grade diamond, with no inclusions visible to the naked eye and much more accessible than FL or VVS.

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