Seriously, all lovers of jewelry and gems like precious stones, especially diamonds. I admit I am fascinated by this gem for years. That’s why I decided to devote an article on my blog.
The gem of excess
Before I could offer me my first solo diamond, this precious gem was already the subject of all my attention. It even happened to me to go to the jewelers to admire and to touch the stone. Why so much excitement? First, the beauty and exceptional clarity of the gem, especially if the diamond has shades of colors such as pink, blue, green or yellow.
Moreover, during an auction organized by Sotheby’s November 13, 2013, in Geneva, the most expensive diamond in the world was awarded to the colossal price of $ 83 million. Beautifully enthroned on a ring, the Pink Star is a rare pink diamond of 59.60 karats from a mining company De Beers in Africa. Weighing 11.92 grams, the Star Rose has a thickness of 1.36 cm, with the measurement 2.60 centimeters by 2.69.
But if I have as much fascination for this precious stone, it is because this natural mineral consisting essentially of carbon is only 150 or even 1,000 kilometers below the Earth’s crust. Indeed, a temperature of around 1200 degrees, combined with a pressure of 4.5 GPa are prerequisites to the diamond formation. Hence probably its rarity and very expensive cost.
What you need to know when buying a diamond
If you ever want to become the proud owner of a diamond you should consider these four evaluation criteria. Specifically, 4C intervene in determining the price of this precious stone. The first is the karat which as its name suggests defines the weight of the gem. Thus more the gem is heavy, its price is high. And according to my memory, only cut diamonds with over 0.5 karats can be classified as rare.
The second criterion is the Clarity specifying the purity of the gemstone based on the number of inclusions present in the gem. These imperfections may be in the form of crystals or gas clouds. Otherwise, once examined from every angle, the stone will be classified according to its purity. And for information in the grid of purity, a diamond is called perfect when the gem is categorized Internally Flawless or FL.
The diamond on my engagement ring is on the scale of VS2 or Very Small Inclusion, a very substantial purity. But now speak of Cut. The third criterion concerns especially the size, symmetry, shape of the diamond and is defined according to four essential elements: the head, the crown, the table and the girdle. The fourth criterion, not least, is the color of the precious stone or Color.
Here revealed all the tips for choosing the right diamond!