The more colorless the diamond, the more brilliantly it will shine. Stone hues range from completely colorless to a slight yellow which are graded on a color scale from D to Z set by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Colorless stones, graded D, E, F, are treasured for their clarity and value.
The clearer and cleaner the stone, the more dazzling and rarer it will be. Because diamonds are formed deep in the earth, they can have natural “birthmarks” – minute traces of minerals and other elements known in the trade as inclusions which make each stone unique. Clarity refers to the number, color, size, and position of these inclusions, which are measured on a GI’s scale from completely flawless (FL) to visibly imperfect (I3).
Diamonds are sold by weight in carats. Each carat is 1/5 of a gram. The heavier the diamond, the more valuable it is. Stone size is more a personal preference and not necessarily a measure of quality like color and clarity are. However, a larger carat is desirable because of it’s ability to showcase a diamond’s color, cut and brilliance.
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