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Loose Diamond Assessments

The 4 Cs of diamonds and diamond buying had been used in the industry for years and indicate the major contributing characteristics of the diamonds success. Names, the 4 Cs are color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. When evaluation is carried out by industry professional jewelers for the purposes of appraisals or other such evaluations, the 4 Cs are they determine the price pf the gemstone separate from the price of the ring or other fine jewelry piece.

Color can be tricky. Is the color of the diamond natural, and to what extent has the diamond been subjected to chemicals to alter original coloring? Keeping this in mind might be worth it when the diamond is getting appraised or when you take it into a jewelry store for further examination, where the gemstones are usually subject to examination under 10x magnification. Remember that any diamond with very saturated with color is likely a highly chemically treated diamond, are rich colors are extremely rare in nature.

Cut refers to the style design the diamond is cut according to, and the faceting and proportioning of the diamond is all about letting its natural brilliance shine. There are many different kinds of cuts to choose from. Carat weight is the way that we measure the physical mass of the diamond and understand how much is there. Finally, clarity refers to inclusions, blemishes and surface scratching. Sometimes, these imperfections can barely be seen under 10x magnification, but if you can see them with the naked eye there s a problem.

Loose diamonds are unique because they can be observed from all angles. They are able to get more attention than their counterparts that are set into jewelry pieces, and tend to be better quality. If possible, buying diamonds loose and inserting them into a jewelry piece is recommended over purchasing a set diamond piece because of the affordable cost and the guarantee that the diamond will be in visibly good shape.