Diamond Education Guide to understand about Diamond Quality

Buying a diamond online is a pretty straightforward and simple thing to do, even though it might look overwhelming at first and can be an arduous challenge if you don’t know what to look for. I.D. Jewelry’s diamond education is designed to answer all your questions in a very easy to understand format. In the next few minutes you'll learn about diamond's characteristics, how those characteristics influence its appearance, and which are more influential than others.

By investing a few minutes reading and learning about the 4 C's of diamond's quality characteristics, you'll soon find yourself feeling very confident with your new acquired knowledge about why diamonds valued the way they are, and how to find the perfect diamond to fit your budget. Ready? Let's start reading.



Diamonds come in a variety of shapes ranging from the classic Round Brilliant all the way to the Sleek Asscher cut with Emerald, Princess, Cushion, Pear, Marquise, Radiant, Oval, and even the Heart shaped within the spectrum.


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All Diamonds, aside from Flawless and Internally Flawless, have birthmarks (inclusions) which they are born with. Based on the type, size, amount, and placement of the inclusions each diamond is given its clarity grade.


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A common mistake is confusing Cut with Shape. Every Diamond Shape has its Ideal Cut. The percentages of table and depth along with other measurements can be calibrated so that you can see how brilliant each diamond will be.


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Years ago diamonds fell into only 3 categories...A, B, & C. Today we are privileged with the ability to classify diamond color on a more advanced spectrum of absence of color. 


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Carat is the unit of measurement used to describe the diamond weight and size. Its a unit of weight for diamonds and precious stones, equal to 200 milligrams



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A Laboratory Certificate is important when buying a diamond. It should be provided by highly regarded third part laboratory.  Some examples are GIA, EGL, and AGS.


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