Whether you are considering diamonds or colored gems, it is important to know the best place to shop is Brundage Jewelers. Diamonds are not the same, and we stock diamonds with different cut, clarity, color, and carat weight. All of this adds up to the fact of making jewelry shopping a high-class, unique experience that can, ultimately, be fun to find the perfect Christmas gift.
Diamonds are the ultimate sign of love and they represent elegance, beauty and love for another person. For decades now, diamond engagement rings and diamond rings have been bought and displayed to show mainly wealth and power. While diamond rings do indeed pose a status symbol of wealth and power, it is important to understand that this is not the only reason to buy one. More commonly, diamonds are bought because of their beautiful qualities that no other stone or material can match. They shine in the moonlight and tweak and tingle in the day as the sun shines upon them. The 4 Cs are used in determining the quality of diamond and will determine the price of it.
The cut value of a diamond is determined by proportions, symmetry and polish.
The carat of a diamond refers to how much it actually weighs. Diamonds and other valuable gemstones have their weight determined by measuring and weighing them in metric carats. One carat is specifically equal to 0.2 grams, which is roughly the same weight as a traditional paperclip.
The color of a Diamond refers to what you can not see within them. Diamonds are valued by how colorless they are. The less color they have, the higher their market value.
The clarity of a diamond refers to the complete absence of blemishes and inclusions. Because every diamond is unique, and every diamond has their own unique birthmarks, the quality and price of diamonds can vary quite dramatically.
These four Cs make up the quality and price of a diamond. While some of the Cs may be hard to see or notice through an untrained eye, it is important to note that the real true quality values of a diamond lie deep within, and often cannot be seen by the human eye. This is what will make your handmade jewelry absolutely perfect.
This article first appeared on AP Jewelry Blog.