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Diamonds are used in jewelry in a variety of ways to add distinct allure to the wearer. When choosing a diamond for a wedding set, as a gift for a loved one, or for yourself it is important to understand that the "best diamond" is the diamond that is best for you. A stone with perfect cut, clarity, and color is expensive. A diamond of good color and cut with eye clean inclusions will give you a fine stone representing excellent quality and for the same expenditure you will be able to purchase a larger stone. Before you purchase a stone please read the following information and look through the stones that are available by special order. We are available to help you with your purchase and to insure that you always get the stone that is best for you.

Diamond Cut and ClarityCut: The most popular cut is
a modern american brilliant.
Other common cuts are
princess, radiant, emerald,
oval, pear-shape, marquise,
trillion and heart shaped.

Clarity: Although a flawless stone is valuable many stones that fall within the vs2-si1 range are "eye-clean" meaning that the inclusions are not visible with the naked eye. A microscopic inclusion will always serve as an identifying characteristic of the stone. Since inclusions affect
the overall look of a stone as much as color and



cut, a stone with an excellent color that is "eye-
clean" and well proportioned will have a dazzling
appearance.
Diamond Clarity Grading Scale

Color: Most diamonds although appearing color-
less actually have slight tones of yellow, brown, or
grey. As these tones become more apparent they
are graded lower on the GIA scale (ranging from D
to Z). D stones are considered colorless. A good
stone often falls within the F to H range.
Diamond Color Grading Scale

Carat:
The word carat is derived from carob, a small bean remarkable for its uniformity of size, which was once used in weighing gem stones. A carat is divided into 100 points. A half carat stone would be 50 points and a one point diamond is
1/100th of a carat. Purchasing a diamond with an accompanying grading report or diamond certification is strongly encouraged. The two most common reports originate from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and the EGL (European Gemology Laboratory).

Diamonds available by special order. Please call for more information. 303.629.6927
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