Diamond Guide


Cut does not refer to shape (pear, oval), but the symmetry, proportioning and polish of a diamond. The cut of a diamond greatly impacts a diamond's brilliance; this means if it is cut poorly, it will be less luminous.


The majority of diamonds that are mined are in a range of pale yellow or brown color that is termed the normal color range. Diamonds that are of the very highest purity are totally colorless, and appear a bright white.


Diamond Clarity is a quality of diamonds relating to the existence of internal characteristics of a diamond called inclusions, and surface defects called blemishes. A clarity grade is assigned based on the overall appearance of the stone under ten times magnification.