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How to choose a Diamond

mcc —  September 16, 2013

Choosing a diamond with the help of advice from Jewellery Latest means that you are informed and more confident abut what to look for in your diamond. as discussed in the past few posts there are four c’s to consider when buying a diamond.

  • Cut
  • Clarity
  • Colour
  • Carat weight

A Colourless diamond is the most desirable since it allows the most refraction of light causing the much sought after sparkle. The colour of a diamond refers to the absence of colour in the stone. Colour appears as the diamond is naturally formed and can never be added of taken away – it never changes. The clearer the diamond the better as it allows more light to pass through it and be reflected.

To grade ‘whiteness’ or colourlessness, most jewellers refer to GIA’s professional colour scale that begins with the highest rating of D for colourless, and travels down the alphabet to grade stones with traces of very faint or light yellowish or brownish colour. The colour scale continues all the way to Z. The closer to an D grade – the better the diamond.

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Robert Adair Jewellers in Ballymena offer advice and help when picking your jewellery. They stock a range of high quality diamonds. Call in with Robert Adairs Jewellers in Ballymena.