Clarity: Clarity is also a great determiner of a stone’s worth. Clarity is the absence or presence of inclusions. The fewer inclusions, the higher the stone’s clarity grade, and it’s price tag. Clarity starts at F which is flawless and goes to I3 which is heavily included visible to the naked unaided eye. An F stone can reach well into the millions of dollars and is not the norm for most diamonds. For some connoisseurs , certain inclusions can be incredibly beautiful and fascinating, but the average consumer wants a stone with no eye visible inclusions, or inclusions that can be hidden by a setting. An inclusion is anything that affects the clearness of the stone. The clarity grades are as follows:
Carat: Finally there is the last but certainly not least of the 4C’s carat weight. Carat refers to how large the stone is. The larger stone, the rarer it is, thus making stone with higher carat weight, exceedingly more expensive. Size is a matter of preference, unlike color and clarity which can affect a stone’s beauty. A 1 carat stone can be equally as beautiful as a 5 carat stone or more beautiful depending on its other factors like clarity and color. For most people carat weight is determined by price range, lifestyle, and personal choice. Like all things diamonds come in an array of shapes and sizes each with a different price tag. Knowing what the defining characteristics are of diamonds, and the basics for purchasing them makes you an informed consumer and gives you access to understanding what is the best you can get.
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