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    DIAMOND EDUCATION

    THE 4 C’S – COLOR, CLARITY, CUT, CARAT

    There are four main elements to every Diamond, which determines its beauty and value: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat. Below, we take each C and break it down in an understandable way with illustrations so that our customers are as educated as possible before making a decision to buy their 1st Diamond and Start their Journey with their significant other.

    COLOR

    Diamonds are graded for color on a scale of D to Z, with D at the top of the chart representing colorless diamonds and Z at the bottom of the chart representing yellow or brown diamonds. Each letter within the scale denotes a specific range of color. The closer a diamond is to colorless, the more it increases in value. Completely colorless diamonds are extremely rare, and are therefore the most expensive. Adele Diamond offers only near colorless to colorless diamonds.

    D-F

    COLORLESS

    G-J

    NEAR COLORLESS

    K-M

    FAINT COLOR

    N-Z

    LIGHT COLOR

    CLARITY

    Diamond clarity determines the amount of inclusions and blemishes within each individual diamond. Flawless diamonds are almost non-existent. The closer a diamond is on the grading scale to flawless, the higher the price. Adele Diamond offers only diamonds of an I1 grading or better.

    F-IF

    FLAWLESS

    VVS1-VVS2

    VERY VERY SLIGHTLY INCLUDED

    VS1-VS2

    VERY SLIGHTLY INCLUDED

    SI1-SI2

    SLIGHTLY INCLUDED

    I1-I3

    INCLUDED

    CUT

    A diamond’s cut is man’s addition to the diamond, and it determines the diamond’s brilliance or sparkle – the better the cut, the bigger the sparkle. Diamond cuts are graded on a scale from Poor to Excellent. Adele Diamond only offers diamonds of a good cut or better.

    IDEAL

    EXCELLENT CUT

    POOR

    DEEP CUT

    POOR

    SHALLOW CUT

    CARAT

    Carat is the measure by which diamonds are weighed. 1 carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. Although diamonds of the same weight can vary slightly in size, they are priced according to their weight. Adele Diamond offers diamond centers from .25 carat up to 5 carats and larger by request.

    0.50 CT

    1.00 CT

    2.00 CT

    3.00 CT

    5.00 CT

    US DIME

    OTHER QUESTIONS

    We enjoy customer service at Adele Diamond and are here to help with any questions you may have. Please feel free to to contact us via the methods mentioned below. If you need rapid answers to your questions about the use of our site or other common customer concerns, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

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