A carat is a unit of measurement, it’s the unit used to weigh a diamond. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams.
When speaking of a diamond’s colour, it is usually referred to the presence or absence of colour in white diamonds. Colour is a result of the composition of the diamond, and it never changes over time.
Because a colourless diamond, like a clear window glass, allows more light to pass through it than a coloured diamond, colourless diamonds emit more sparkle and fire. The formation process of a diamond ensures that only a few, rare diamonds are truly colourless. Thus the whiter a diamond’s colour, the greater its value.
When we speak of a diamond’s clarity, we are referring to the presence of identifying characteristics on (blemishes) and within (inclusions) the stone.
If you think about the incredible amount of pressure it takes to create a natural diamond, it’s no surprise that most diamonds have flaws.
Basically there are two types of flaws: inclusions and blemishes. Inclusions refer to internal flaws and blemishes refer to surface flaws. Inclusions include flaws such as air bubbles, cracks, and non-diamond minerals found in the diamond. Blemishes include scratches, pits, and chips. Some blemishes occur during the cutting processes . Diamonds with no or few inclusions and blemishes are more highly valued than those with less clarity because they are rarer.
How Much Do We Pay for Diamonds?
As a cash diamond buyer and cash jewellery buyer we offer you this diamond buyers price guide. If you want to sell a diamond you can use this diamond buyer price guide to see what the cash value of your diamond could be. Additional premiums or deductions will apply. Please keep in mind that the final buying price for your diamond will depend on it’s actual carat weight, cut, colour and clarity.
|0.51ct – 0.70ct
|0.71ct – 0.90ct
|0.91ct – 1.00ct
|1.01ct – 1.50ct
|1.51ct – 2.00ct
|2.01ct – 2.50ct