There is much talk about the 4 C’s of diamond quality. While clarity, color and cut are all important for the look of your diamond and how much sparkle comes off it, it is the diamond carat that will determine the real ‘Wow!’ effect of your jewelry.
Carat – The size and weight of the diamond hk is known as the carat. If the carat is larger, it is worth more money. If a diamond is going to be worth anything to gold buyers, it must be larger than 0.25 carat.
Consumers are already beginning to see this increase. On the higher end, a flawless 101.73-carat diamond price just sold at auction for $26.7 million, breaking the previous sale record by more than $10 million. In the last year the prices of rough diamonds have increased by about 10%. The rising demand for diamond jewelry over 1-carat has caused prices to increase for large diamonds by 30% or more.
Carat is the weight of diamond. But as we all known that diamonds are dense it means that small diamond can also weigh more. Always remember that carat can determine the value of diamond engagement ring. If your diamond has more carat then it price will be higher.
The grading procedures will still remain the same as the normal diamonds when it comes to heat treated diamonds. If the stone in question has a deep colour to it, then the grade will be according to that colour. However, the original colour will be stated in the documentation and a remark that it has been treated will be noted.
It has taken literally eons for a diamond to form. It truly is one of nature’s finest phenomena’s. It will wait on you a little longer while you take the time to gather the really important information.
Large diamond mines are closing in South Africa and the whole of Africa, and sooner than later the big companies will have to dig into their resources to find diamonds to sell – and for this they WILL charge an arm and a leg. The demand is big, the supply is little!