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Diamond Education

There’s a lot to know about the diamonds your have or may be purchasing. We at Midwest Jewelers & Estate Buyers want to help you with some Diamond Education Facts, Diamond Buying Tips as well as Diamond Care Tips to ensure your satisfaction with your diamond jewelry. We also sell a vast collection of diamond jewelry & diamond engagement rings and were also a great place to Sell Your Diamonds or diamond jewelry. It is important while shopping for diamonds to understand these diamond education facts and ask our friendly staff to clarify and explain about the diamonds in your jewelry that your intending to buy or sell.

Diamond Buying Tips

A diamond’s cut is one of the most important quality of a diamond.  A diamond’s cut refers to the way it allows light to be reflected from its surface to the human eye. It is the reason why a diamond can sparkle unlike any other precious element on earth.  Cut has five grades in order of brilliance: ideal cut, premium, very good, good, fair & poor. These cuts produce visual effects that determine the diamond’s brightness, fire and scintillation. A diamond’s brightness is the white light it reflects, its fire is the scattering of this light into colors of the rainbow and its scintillation is the pattern of light within the diamond.

Diamond Cut graph for the 4cs of diamonds

Diamond Cut chart apart of the 4c’s of diamonds

Diamond color is based on the presence or absence of pigment. An ideal diamond is perfectly white with no hue, optimum for light penetration. The diamond color scale ranges from letters D-Z, D being colorless and Z being light yellow. Colorless diamonds are more rare and expensive while ones that fall on the lower end of the color scale are generally less expensive. In some instances, diamonds come in fancy colors such as blue or pink. These types of diamonds are more rare and specifically sought-after.

4cs of diamonds color grading scale

Color grading scale for diamonds graph

The clarity scale includes eleven clarity grades ranging from Flawless to I3. Because diamonds form under tremendous heat and pressure, it is extremely rare to find a diamond that lacks any internal and external characteristics. These characteristics are a by-product of its formation and help gemologists separate natural diamonds from synthetics and simulates and identify individual stones.

clarity grading scale graph for the 4cs of diamonds

Diamond clarity grading scale graph from GIA

A diamond’s weight is measured in carats. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams and is subdivided into 100 points, which allows for a more precise decimal measurement. The number of points a carat has is equivalent to the decimal in the measurement. For instance, a diamond that weighs .75 carats has 75 points. Diamonds that have a larger carat weight are more rare and expensive than their smaller counterparts.

diamond carat weight sizing chart, the 4cs of diamonds

Diamond carat weight graph

Different Diamond Shapes

Select a diamond shape to find out more about your perfect diamond. Below are the 10 most common diamond shapes.

round diamond shape

Round Diamond Shape

Pear Diamond Shape

Pear Diamond Shape

Cushion Diamond Shape

Cushion Diamond Shape

Princess Diamond Shape

Princess Diamond Shape

Radiant Diamond Shape

Radiant Diamond Shape

Heart Shaped Diamond

Heart Shaped Diamond

Emerald Diamond Shape

Emerald Diamond Shape

Oval Diamond Shape

Oval Diamond Shape

Asscher Diamond Shape

Asscher Diamond Shape

Marquise Diamond Shape

Marquise Diamond Shape

Diamond Care Tips

Find out how to keep your diamond clean to enjoy its full sparkle and brilliance for a lifetime. Although diamond is considered to be one of the hardest known natural materials, when it is set in a ring, necklace or somewhere else, it can be quite vulnerable to cracking, breakage or spoiling. If you are not careful when wearing or cleaning diamond jewelry, you can damage the diamond. Here are a few tips on keeping your diamond jewelry clean and safe. If you have diamond jewelry repair needs we can offer your a FREE repair estimate.

Diamonds repel water but DONT repel wax or grease
Diamonds will become dirty and dull when they are exposed to skin oils, perfumes, lotions, dirt & dust. These elements adhere to the diamond’s surface and reduce its brilliance.
Steaming or using ultrasonic cleaners are acceptable for cleaning your diamond jewelry. Your diamond jewelry may also be cleaned with a soft-bristled brush or a cloth with jewelry cleaner.

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