Diamond Information

Choosing the right Diamond is can be a little overwhelming for first-time buyers. 
We will be happy to assist in all Diamond matters and questions, but please read through our guide to help you choose the perfect stone for your needs.

When sourcing a diamond, there a 4 factors that determine the it's value:

1. Carat
2. Cut
3. Colour
4. Clarity 

Carat: A carat weight refers to the weight of a diamond, and is determined using it's dimensions and quality of the cut. Do not use Carats to determine dimensions of the crown (top of the Diamond). 

Cut: The cut of the diamond is one of the most important characteristics as this determines the diamond's sparkle (brilliance). Louise Jean personally selects from stones that are only high quality cut grades so your diamond will have maximum brilliance.

Colour: After cut, colour is the second most significant characteristic of a diamond as it is the next feature that is most visible and noticeable to the naked eye. G-J coloured Diamonds are most commonly sought as they offer the best value to quality. 

Clarity: Refers to the presence or absence of natural impurities (inclusions) within the diamond.While most of these inclusions are microscopic and have no discernible effect on the stone’s beauty or brilliance, the most desirable diamonds are those which have no inclusions visible to the naked eye. 

 

Diamond Clarity Chart 
FL
 Flawless: No inclusions internally or externally. Diamonds of this grade are extremely rare.
IF
Internally Flawless: No inclusion internally. Diamonds of this grade are also exceptionally rare.
VVS1, VVS2
Very Very Slight Inclusions: Slight imperfections invisible to the naked eye and very difficult to see even after 10x magnification. Diamonds of this grade are of extremely high quality.
VS1, VS2
Very Slight Inclusions: Some imperfections that are not visible to the naked eye. Diamonds of this grade are of excellent quality and are less expensive of those that are VVS1 or VVS2 grades.
SI1, SI2
Slight Inclusions: Internal and external inclusions under 10x magnification. Diamonds of this grade are of very good value.
I1, I2, I3
Imperfections which are visible and quite evident to the naked. This grade is note recommended for large diamonds.

 

Common Diamond Shapes

View carat weight sizes for Diamonds shapes here