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Are all Diamonds Created Equal?

Are all Diamonds Created Equal?

“The difference between wondering and knowing”

The 4 C’s of diamond's -- Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight -- along with a wealth of additional information, appear on its GIA grading report, the most technologically advanced diamond evaluation possible. This evaluation is a permanent record of its quality.
 
GIA Color Grade Scale ranges from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow to brown). The less color, the higher the grade. GIA Clarity Grade Scale includes 11 clarity grades from flawless (no inclusions or blemishes visible at 10 times magnification) to I3 (inclusions obvious to the naked eye).
 
GIA Cut Grade Scale has five grades ranging from excellent to poor. You may think that cut is the shape of the diamond like square or round; however, there is more to the cut than the basic shape. How a diamond is cut and polished directly affects the sparkle and brilliance that comes off the diamond.
 
GIA Carat Weight is measured by placing the diamond in a sealed chamber and weighing on an extremely precise electronic scale (1 carat = 200 milligrams in weight).

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