Diamond Clarity Chart: The Official GIA Diamond Clarity Scale

As you’re shopping for a diamond, you’ve already heard about the importance of the 4Cs of diamond quality (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight) and the role they play in determining a diamond’s value.  You may have also come across our post on diamond color charts, and are now looking for a diamond clarity chart to help you better understand and remember the clarity grade terms used by jewelers.

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Diamond Color Chart: The Official GIA Color Scale

As you’re shopping for diamonds, a diamond color chart comes in handy if you’re trying to understand the subtle color differences of D-to-Z diamonds. A simple online search for “diamond color chart” delivers a host of different graphics showing the relationship between diamond color and the respective color grade. The one thing nearly all these diamond charts have in common is that they’re derived from one standard – the GIA Color Scale.

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Under the Scope: Unique Diamond Inclusions

Imagine the diamond that is perfect for you. Is it a colorless and flawless round brilliant stunner? Perhaps you’re partial to a Fancy Vivid pink diamond? Or maybe you treasure an heirloom diamond jewelry piece with an old mine cut?

We have compiled a unique list of diamond inclusions that are so interesting and distinctive that they just might cause you to have second thoughts about your dream diamond.

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How Light Affects a Diamond’s Appearance

“Shine bright like a diamond,” is a phrase that can be understood in a variety of ways, depending on the diamond light source. In fact, there’s often a noticeable change in how a diamond appears in sunlight, in candlelight, and under artificial light. This change proves the importance of understanding how light affects a diamond’s appearance.

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GIA Diamond Grading Reports: Understanding the Diamond Clarity Plotting Diagram

You probably already know about the importance of a diamond’s 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, carat weight) in defining diamond quality and ultimately determining its value. You may also know that a diamond grading report from an independent grading laboratory like GIA is your best way to be sure that your getting an unbiased assessment of your diamond’s quality. But in addition to the 4Cs, a diamond grading report also contains a wealth of information that tells a deeper story about your diamond.

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How to Select a Princess Cut Diamond

If you’re searching for a diamond that has a lot of brightness and is somewhat less conventional than the standard round brilliant, the princess cut might be perfect for you.

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