How valuable is your diamond?
So just what exactly determines the value of a diamond? Read below to find out the 4 factors that determine a diamond’s value:
Cut determines how light strikes the surface and produces brightness, fire, and scintillation.
The color scale ranges from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown)
Colorless diamonds are extremely rare
The majority of diamonds have small tints of yellow, brown, or gray
Clarity is the presence of imperfections
Ranges from flawless, to internally flawless, to very very slightly included, to very slightly included, to slightly included, to included
Perhaps the most well know of the 4 categories, carat refers to the size of the stone
The larger the carat, the more valuable the diamond