A diamond color is measured from D-Z. D color is colorless and Z is yellow. We recommend our clients stay above an I color for an exceptional diamond color.
Diamonds clarity is a measure of the purity of a diamond. Imperfections or inclusions are measured from IF (Internally Flawless to I3 (Imperfect).
Shapes other than the standard round brilliant are called fancy shapes or fancy cuts. Their names are based on their shapes. The best known are the heart, marquise, pear-shaped cut, emerald-cut, oval, and radiant.
The standard unit of weight used for gemstones. One carat equals .200 grams (or 200 milligrams). Usually abbreviated ct.