Seriously, what passionate jewelry and gems do not crack on precious stones especially diamonds?
I admit, I have been fascinated by this gem for years. That’s why I decided to devote an article in my blog.
The gem of excess
Even before I could afford my first diamond solitaire , this precious gem was already the subject of all my attention. Regularly, I even went to visit jewelers to admire and touch the stone. Why so much craze? First, the exceptional beauty and clarity of this gem, especially if the diamond has shades of colors such as pink, blue, green or yellow.
Moreover, at an auction organized by Sotheby’s on November 13, 2013 in Geneva, the most expensive diamond in the world was awarded at a colossal price of $ 83 million, namely nearly 61 million euros. Beautifully set on a ring, the Pink Star is a rare 59.60 carat pink diamond from one of the De Beers mines in Africa. Weighing 11.92 grams, the Pink Star has a thickness of 1.36 centimeters, with a measurement of 2.60 centimeters by 2.69 centimeters.
But if I have so much fascination for this precious stone, it’s because this natural mineral composed mainly of carbon is only 150 or even 1000 kilometers below the earth’s crust. Indeed, a temperature around 1200 degrees, associated with a pressure of 4.5 GPa are the conditions sine qua non to the formation of the diamond. Hence its rarity and its very expensive cost.
What you need to know when buying a diamond
If one day you want to become the lucky owner of a diamond you must take into account these 4 evaluation criteria. More specifically, the 4C will intervene in determining the price of this precious stone. The first is the Carat which as its name indicates defines the weight of the gem. So the more the gem is heavy, the higher the price. And if my memory does not fail me, only diamonds cut with more than 0.5 carats can be qualified as rare.
The second criterion is the Clarity which specifies the purity of the gemstone based on the number of inclusions present in the gem. These imperfections may be in the form of crystals or gaseous clouds. Otherwise, once examined from every angle, the stone will be classified according to its purity. And for information, in the purity chart, a diamond is qualified perfect when the gem is categorized Internally Flawless or FL.
The diamond on my engagement ring is on the scale of VS2 or Very Small Inclusion, a very appreciable purity. But now let’s talk about the Cut . This third criterion concerns mainly the size, the symmetry and the shape of the diamond and will be defined according to four essential elements which are: the breech, the crown, the table and the rondiste. Finally, the fourth, and not least, criterion is the color of the gemstone or color .
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