78 Church Street
Burlington VT 05401
Fremeau Jewelers is able to carry a wonderful collection of certified diamonds. Stop by to view our amazing collection of certified diamonds. We carry an extensive selection of engagement and wedding rings. Our focus does not end there. We continue to uphold our traditions of integrity; we are your diamond destination.
The most constant classification is the “4 C’s” of diamond classification, and they stand for cut, color, clarity, and carat.
The cut of loose diamonds has the only human aspect. Polishing a diamond and creating flat facets will draw out the hidden beauty of a raw diamond. To make the perfect cut, one will follow mathematical algorithms to have the perfect cut. When this is completed perfect, a diamond will out shine the sun.
The color follows the classification set forth by GIA and IGI. The color has its own scale ranging from D to Z. Diamonds appear white but often have tones of yellow or brown. The more these colors are apparent, the lower the quality and the lower the price of the diamond. It is most desirable to find a diamond that is close to the D rating. The price will go up when a loose diamond is closer to D as well.
Clarity will alter the grade of a certified diamond as well. All diamonds have imperfections. Nature rarely produces anything that is pure and that is why one of the reason synthetic diamonds are becoming so popular. Many of the man made diamonds are of a better quality than what can be found in nature. There are some cloudy spots in some diamonds, and these can often be hidden by a high quality cut. However, the clarity can be hidden, but depending where it is, it may not be hidden by the cut.
The carat of a diamond is the last of the 4cs. The carat is the weight of a diamond. The larger the diamond, the more it costs if the other 3 C’s also fall in line. Jewelers must take into account the other 3 C’s of classification because two diamonds of equal carat can have drastically different prices based on the cut, clarity, and color.
Come and see our outstanding collection of diamonds here at Fremeau Jewelers.