Clarity

The clarity of a diamond is determined by the visibility of any flaws in or on the surface of a diamond.  Almost all diamonds contain naturally occurring internal characteristics called inclusions. The size, nature, location and number of inclusions determine a...

Certification or Diamond Grading Report

A diamond’s certificate or grading report is an assessment of a gemstone’s identity and quality characteristics such as color, clarity, carat weight, polish and symmetry and sometimes cut from an independent laboratory. GIA, AGS, EGL, and IGI are some of the most...

Carat

A unit of measure of weight of diamonds and gemstones. One carat can also be divided into 100 “points.” A .50-carat stone is the same as a 50-point or 1/2-carat stone. A .25-carat stone is the same as a 25-point or ¼-carat stone.

Brightness

The appearance, or extent, of internal and external reflections of “white” light seen in a polished diamond when it is viewed face-up.