Size & Other Matters of Interest

Size is not the only thing to train your eyes for. That rock on your finger should exhibit a satisfying combination of size, fire and sparkle as determined by the 4 C's - Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat.

Below, is your guide to the most important letter in any girl's alphabet.


Cut
The true beauty of a diamond can never be seen until it is properly cut and faceted. The angle between any two facets must be accurate to within very small tolerances to bring out the full fire and brilliance. Symmetry and polish are also critical to the sparkle in a diamond. Potential DG diamonds must pass our rigid standards for cut before they are chosen.

Color
This refers to the body color or interior color, not the surface rainbow of reflected light. Unlike most diamonds which have a slight tinge of yellow color, a DG diamond that falls within our color range of exceptional white or fine white is truly rare, and exhibits true white color and sparkle.

Clarity
This refers to the degree to which the diamond is free of internal characteristics - often referred to as, feathers, included crystals, clouds, or carbon spots. Our diamond experts will explain the differences, and why the typical DG diamond falls in the upper ranges of clarity and how that results in greater sparkle!

Carat
Each diamond is accurately and meticulously measured by carat weight. 100 points equals one carat, therefore 50 points equal exactly one-half carat, or .50 carat. It is important to note that due to the extreme rarity of larger diamonds, as the diamond size gets larger, the price per carat increases at a much greater rate. For example, a one-carat diamond of equal quality to a one-half carat diamond will cost three or four times as much, rather than twice as much!

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