One of world’s hardest gemstones, diamond possesses breathtaking qualities that can make anyone wearing a diamond dazzle. When properly cut in shines like a prism, emitting shiny rays of light and color. It expresses love, social status and purity of a person wearing it.
Centuries ago only pure white diamonds were more popular. Today you can find diamonds in a range of colors including black, chocolate, champagne, and even in blue. Mixing other colored gemstones with white diamonds is a common practice today. Diamond jewelry industry is getting more sophisticated and new designs are hitting the market almost every day.
When choosing a diamond for any occasion, consider its color, clarity, cut, and carat (weight). Cut should be well proportioned and symmetrical to reflect light and give the brilliant shine. Light should not filter out of the bottom of a cut diamond. When exposed to light diamond shows an amazing array of colors. Color ranges from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown). Clarity refers to natural inclusions or imperfections in a diamond. It is hard to find a diamond without any imperfections but minimizing it increases the value of a diamond. Weight measured in carats and one carat equals 100 points.