Diamonds are a precious find that have been appreciated and treasured by people for generations. Used in industrial materials and daily life, its highest value is stored through jewelry.
We explain to you how to best understand the intrinsic value of a diamond through the basic fundaments: the 6 Cs.
The color of a diamond is graded on an alphabetical system, from D – Y. This scale measures from most colorless or white (D) to a heavy yellow tint (Y). The letter Z may sometimes indicate that the diamond is a fancy colored diamond, which changes its value.
We use diamonds primarily ranging from F – I which showcases a high to medium range of colorless diamonds.
The cut of a diamond, or facet is the shape and style in which a diamond is cut. The most typical style is known as the brilliant cut, which brings out the highest level of fire. Much planning takes place for a rough diamond to be cut in its various shapes: round, oval, princess, emerald, marquis, pear, cushion, and more. The most traded and bought cut is Round Brilliant. But the uniqueness of fancy cut diamonds is also used in jewelry to create distinctive looks.
Clarity indicates the visible flaws or inclusions a diamond can have inside. Its quality is graded through a system of letters (of highest to lowest). The higher the quality, the higher the price of a diamond can increase.
FL: Flawless. No flaws or inclusions
IF: Internally Flawless. No flaws or inclusions at a magnification of 10x
VVS1: Very, very small inclusions. Slight flaws or inclusions at a magnification of 10x
VVS2: Very, very small inclusions. Slight flaws or inclusions at a magnification of 10x
VS1: Very small inclusions. Slight flaws or inclusions at a magnification of 10x
VS2: Very small inclusions. Slight flaws or inclusions at a magnification of 10x
SI1: Small inclusions. Larger flaws or inclusions at a magnification of 10x
SI2: Small inclusions. Larger flaws or inclusions at a magnification of 10x
I1: Inclusions. Visible flaws or inclusions seen from the naked eye
I2: Inclusions. Visible large flaws or inclusions seen from the naked eye I3: Inclusions. Visible large flaws or inclusions seen from the naked eye
4. Carat Weight
The weight of a diamond is typically measured in carats (ct). A one carat round diamond is approximately 0.2 grams or 6.5 mm. Small diamonds less than one carat are also known as pointers (pt). Each pointer is one/one hundredth of a carat.
The price of diamonds increases significantly on its carat weight.
Certification plays a vital role in diamonds. A certificate of a diamond is attained from laboratories that specialize in grading the exact qualities of a diamond in detail. It provides authenticity, allowing buyers to be sure of the value and quality of their purchase.
We certify our diamonds from the following internationally recognized laboratories:
- GIA (Gemological Institute of America)
- IGI (International Gemological Institute, India)
Confidence is key to any purchase of diamonds and jewels. With ties to the diamond industry in Thailand and India for over 30 years, we provide care and confidence to every customer that approaches us. We believe in transparency and seek to provide conflict-free diamonds to our buyers.
The diamonds used by Diamonds of Eden:
Diamonds of Eden’s diamonds are supplied from direct manufacturers and traders, who have been in the diamond trading industry for more than 30 years. We believe in fair trade, beauty, affordability and non-conflict diamonds. Hence, our diamond scale usually ranges from:
Color – F to I
Clarity – VS to SI
This range ensures that your diamond shines brilliantly and are affordable.
Still confused about diamonds? Chat with us for a free consultation to better understand how diamonds work and what dictates their prices.