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    Diamond Buyer’s Guide

    Throughout history, diamonds have been the most highly valued of gemstones, worn and admired by royalty as a symbol of strength, status and divine invincibility. Over the centuries, diamonds have also become the ultimate declaration of love in the form of engagement rings, eternity rings and contemporary wedding bands. Diamonds possess a unique character, elegance and remain simply timeless, making them a great choice of gemstone for any piece of jewellery.Here at ORNAZ we have a wide collection of stunning and unique diamond jewellery, varying in colour, cuts and sizes, allowing you to create a fashion-forward statement, whatever your style.

    For most, buying a diamond is a significant investment. Often the occasion involves not only a financial commitment, but an emotional one as well.

    Where to Start When Buying Diamonds

    If you want to learn the basics of diamond buying, start with our section on the "four Cs of diamonds" which explains the grading system for diamonds.

    Diamond-Buyer-Guide

    4Cs of Diamonds

    Cut, Carat, Color and Clarity - are the universal language of the diamond. Understanding this language will help you understand your diamond.

    Cut

    The term "cut" has two references: One is the diamond's shape, the other is the quality, determined by its proportions, symmetry and polish.

    The top-selling diamond cut shape is the round brilliant. Other cut shapes including princess, marquise, pear, heart, oval, emerald, radiant, cushion and Asscher are considered fancy cut.

    Round Diamond

    Round

    Princess-Diamond

    Princess

    Marquis-Diamond

    Marquis

    Oval-Diamond

    Oval

    Pear-Diamond

    Pear

    Heart-Diamond

    Heart

    Oval-Diamond

    Oval

    Emerald-Diamond

    Emerald

    Cushion-Diamond

    Cushion

    Radiant-Diamond

    Radiant

    Asscher-Diamond

    Asscher

    Clarity

    Simply stated, clarity is a measure of the tiny imperfections found in most every diamond.

    A flawless diamond with little to no imperfections is often desired due to its rarity, but they are also the most costly. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that it is very common for diamonds to be formed with slight imperfections.

    Clarity is evaluated using a 10-power magnification. This means that the object viewed appears 10 times its actual size. The diamond grader examines the clarity characteristics with respect to the nature and number of characteristics, as well as their size, color and position. The clarity grade assigned reflects the degree of visibility of the characteristics.

    clarity
    ColourlessNear
    Colourless
    Faint
    Yellow
    Very Light YellowLight Yellow
    Colourless-Diamond Near-Colourless-Diamond Faint-Yellow-Diamond Very-Light-Yellow-Diamond Light-Yellow-Diamond
    • D grade is absolutely colorless
    • E and F are essentially colorless. The difference between D, E, and F is so slight that only experts can see it when the diamonds are unmounted.
    • K, L, and M are faintly tinted. Diamonds under 1/2 carat appear colorless when mounted. Diamonds over 1/2 carat may show a tint of color.
    • Grades N through Z have a light tint, and it is visible.

    Diamonds with less color are more rare and valuable. Only about 5,000 of the polished diamonds produced each year weighing 1/2 carat or more are colorless. Most of the diamonds sold are grades G to L. For fancy diamonds, the value goes up with the intensity of the color.

    The Fifth C: Confidence

    When you shop smart with ORNAZ , you will feel confident in your decision. You know that the jeweler is qualified to describe the characteristics of your diamond, so you can make the informed choice that is right for you.