Diamonds are not only a girl’s best friend it is the April gemstone. You can see all sizes and cuts of diamonds at John Wallick Jewelers in Sun City Arizona near Phoenix, AZ.
The Four C’s of diamonds are cut, color, caret weight and clarity. Let us clarify them for you.
A good cut enables a diamond to make the best use of light. A fully cut diamond has 58 facets, which are small, flat, polished surfaces cut into a diamond. When a diamond is in proper proportion, light is reflected from one facet to another and then dispersed through the top of the stone. Cuts that are too deep or too shallow allow light to escape before reflecting through the top of the stone. At John Wallick Jewelers we feature Ideal Cut Diamonds in Phoenix Arizona.
A diamond is the only stone which the absence of color makes the stone more valuable. A colorless diamond acts as a prism to form a rainbow of colors, commonly called “fire”. The information below shows the diamond color range from colorless to a degree of yellow tint. Below is GIA standard of grading diamonds.
D, E & F – Colorless
G, H, I & J – Near Colorless
K, L & M – Faint Yellow
O, P, Q & R – Very Light Yellow
S, T, U, V W, X, Y & Z – Light Yellow
Diamonds can be found in all shapes and sizes. The size of a diamond is determined by its weight in carats. A carat is divided into 100 points, so a diamond of 75 points is .75 carats or 3/4 of a carat. Larger diamonds are rarer and command a higher price. While size is an obvious factor in determining the value of a diamond, bigger in not necessarily better. All four C’s should be considered.
Most diamonds contain inclusions. Inclusions are natural birthmarks and considered nature’s fingerprints on the diamond. A diamond’s clarity is determined under 10 power magnification by a trained eye, taking into account the number, size, type and location of the inclusions. The fewer inclusions in a diamond, the more valuable it is. Grading information stated below.
FL (Flawless (extremely rare)
IF (Internally Flawless (rare)
VVS-1-VVS-2 (Very, very slightly included)
VS-1-VS-2 (Very slightly included)
SI-1 to SI-2 (Slightly included)
I (Eye visible inclusions)
John Wallick Jewelers, in Sun City, Arizona, near Phoenix, AZ, has exquisite ideal cut diamonds, beautiful diamond rings, diamond earrings and diamond pendants in all price ranges sure to match your budget. Do you have diamond jewelry but do not know it’s value or worth, bring them in to have them appraised based on the Four C’s of diamonds
We are located on the northwest corner of 99th Avenue and West Bell Road, just 5 minutes west of Loop 101. Visit us on our website – www.johnwallickjewelers.com, call us at 623-972-1000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org