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Information about Diamonds

For most, buying a piece of jewellery with a diamond is a new and often nervous experience. With a little understanding of a diamond's quality characteristics, you can ensure that you pay a good price, for a quality product.

Stone Jewellers information about diamonds is designed to answer all your questions. We explain diamond characteristics and how they influence apearance, and what factors are more important than others.

Shape

Shape of Diamonds

As the name suggests, shape (round, princess, radiant, etc.) describes a diamond's form, primarily as viewed from above. All diamond shapes have different attributes, but overall the beauty of the individual shapes is a matter of personal taste.

Cut

Diamond Cut

The cut of a diamond determines its brilliance. Put simply, the better a diamond is cut, the more sparkle it will have.

Colour

Diamond Colour

A diamond's colour grade actually refers to the lack of colour. In other words, diamonds that are white, containing little or no colour, receive higher quality grades than those with visible colour.

Clarity

Diamond Clarity

Almost all diamonds have tiny imperfections. Diamonds with few or no imperfections receive the highest clarity grades.

Carat Weight

Carat Weight

This is the term with which people are most familiar, but bear in mind that carat is specifically a measure of a diamond's weight.

Certification

Certification

Unbiased diamond grading reports are offered with every Stone Jewellers diamond.