Diamond Selection

Buying The Perfect Diamond
Do you know about the 6 C’s?
Color

A diamond is graded to determine its relative absence of color, based on the GIA Color Scale width ranges from D (Colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown) GIA assigns a color grade by comparing each diamond to a master set in a highly controlled lighting and viewing environment.

Clarity

A diamond is assigned a clarity grade based on the number and placement of internal features (inclusions) and surface characteristics (blemishes) that are visible under a 10x magnification. The GIA Clarity Scale contains eleven clarity grades ranging from Flawless to I3.

Cut

Refers to how the proportions and finish of a diamond affect it’s overall appearance and quality. Cut is graded on a scale from Excellent to Poor and incorporates the diamond’s brightness, fire, scintillation, weight ration, durability , polish and symmetry. GIA only provides a cut quality grade for standard round brilliant diamonds that fall within the GIA D to Z color range.

Carat Weight
The standard unit of weight for diamonds and other gemstones, carat weight is measured with a highly precise electronic scale, and rounded to the nearest hundredth of a carat.
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Shape

The above image shows the following diamond shapes in order: Trillian, Round, Princess, Radiant, Marquise, Heart, Pear, Cushion, Oval

Conflict Free

Anita’s Jewelers promotes Conflict Free diamonds. Purchasing from sources that has a zero tolerance stance towards conflict diamonds or “Blood Diamonds”. The Kimberley Process has helped ensure that over 99% of diamonds are conflict-free. We comply with the System of Warranties in getting written assurance statements on our receipts from suppliers.

 

Confidence

Anita’s Jewelers is a certified Diamontologist jeweler you can trust with confidence. Confidence in knowing Anita wouldn’t sell you anything she wouldn’t purchase for herself or her family. Being in the jewelry trade for 38 years Anita’s expert experience and training has given her an opportunity to make sure you’re getting a great value and quality diamond or gemstone.

Grading Scale