Diamond - The name "Diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamas" which means unconquerable - suggesting the eternity of love.  Diamonds are special gifts due to their glamour, rarity, durability and beauty. Diamonds are usually colorless.  However, brown, yellow, green, blue, pink, red, gray and black variations are also found depending on the impurities present.  We strive to stay in the higher bracket of Diamonds, using G-H in color and SI-SI1 Diamonds. Diamonds are a hard stone, but care still should be taken as with any thing of value.

Diamond is the stone for the 10th and 60th anniversaries and the Birthstone for April. 

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The Four "C"s of Diamond Value

Gemological Institute of America Standards

Carat =

One metric carat consists of 100 "points".
One metric carat = 1/5 gram, or 200 milligrams

As the size of a diamond goes up, the price goes up exponentially.
Prices can range from $2,000 up to $60,000 per carat.

Cut =

Type of Cut
1. Round - Also called Brilliant, the most preferred cut
2. Princess - Square cut, second most preferred

Other Cuts:
Baguette cut (trapezoid)
Emerald cut (octagon step cut)
Heart cut
Marquise cut (pointed oval)
Oval cut
Pear-shaped cut
Rectangle cut
Square (step cut)
Trillian cut

Color =

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GIA Scale:
D, E, F
, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

D, E, F - Colorless (most valued)
G, H, I, J - Nearly colorless
K, L, M - Faint yellow
N, O, P, Q, R - Very light yellow
S, T, U, V - Light yellow

Clarity =

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GIA Scale:
F
, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, S1, S2, S3, I1, I2, I3

F (flawless) is best, followed by
Internally Flawless, followed by
Very, Very Small Inclusions (2 grades) followed by
Very Small Inclusions (2 grades) then
Small Inclusions (3 grades), then
Imperfect (3 grades)

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