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From A for Asscher to Z for a yellowish tint: Get your diamond terms straight.

  • Asscher a diamond shape also referred to as “square emerald
  • Blemish is an external flaw of a diamond, affecting its clarity grading.
  • The 4Cs: The 4C are carat, cut, clarity and color are used to assess the overall quality of a diamond.
  • D color describes a perfectly colorless diamond.
  • Emerald cut was one of the first cuts to be used in jewelry.
  • Flawless: A diamond with no visible inclusions or blemishes.
  • GIA: The Gemological Institue of America certifies diamonds and educates jewelers and clients around the world.
  • Inclusions are internal flaws of a diamonds: Carbon molecules that haven’t been fully transformed into diamond.
  • Jewels: The diamond is the king of all jewels!
  • Karat measures the purity of gold – and is not to be mistaken with carat, which measures the weight of a diamond!
  • L color grade falls within “faint” color.
  • Natural diamonds are the most highly coveted gemstones and often imitated with synthetic diamonds.
  • Oval is a popular diamond shape.
  • Pavilion is the underside of a diamond.
  • Questions come up during the process of creating a diamond ring. Contact us for the answers.
  • Radiant is a hybrid cut with 70 facets.
  • Sparkle of a diamond is largely dependent on its cut grade.
  • Table corresponds to the large facet at the top of a diamond.
  • Uniqueness of diamonds makes them the perfect symbol for love
  • Web shops like My Diamond Ring offer great benefits to customers.
  • X 10 magnification is used to examine the clarity of diamonds.
  • Z color stands for the lowest color grade.