diamond-buying-guide

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.