APRIL BIRTHSTONE: DIAMOND
Diamond is one of the most famous and sought-after gemstones. It has dazzled humanity for thousands of years, and it has been adored for its allure throughout history. It has become a staple gemstone in engagement and wedding rings. In this post, we have compiled the most frequently asked questions about diamonds.
Why do diamond prices differ drastically?
There are four quality factors which determine the value of a diamond which are carat, cut, color, and clarity. These are abbreviated as the 4Cs of a diamond. These four factors may affect a diamond's price drastically. You may read more about the 4Cs on our other articles.
Which metal best suits a diamond?
While diamond would look great on every metal, a diamond of a high color grade (D-E-F-G) shouldn't be paired with yellow gold. The reason behind this is that yellow gold gives your diamond a yellowish hue, which is the property of a lower color grade diamond. Which is why yellow gold should only be combined with diamonds of lower color grade.
How strong is a diamond?
Diamond has a hardness rating of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale, which is the highest. In fact, the scale was based on the hardness of diamond. Diamond is highly scratch resistant and considered to be one of the hardest natural substance on earth.
What are conflict-free diamonds?
Some black market diamond dealers use their profit to fund wars and terrorist acts. These are called conflict or blood diamonds. To avoid purchasing these diamonds, make sure that you shop from jewelers who obtain their diamonds from trusted and credible sources.
What is more important, carat or clarity?
It all comes down to personal preference and expectations of your partner. Some people choose to go with high clarity and a small stone, while some people sacrifice clarity to increase the carat weight. The style of the jewelry, shape, color, and cut also play an important role. You may always consult our customer support for a free consultation if you cannot decide on what to choose.