we sell are quality SI1 or better, Color
range GHI. The professional term SI1
means slightly imperfect grade one. This means that, when viewing
the top of a stone under optimum lighting conditions, even an
expert cannot see a flaw in the stone with the naked eye. (The
industry term for this is "eye clean"). To you, it
means that the stone will have an excellent sparkle and no visible
black spots or other imperfections. A SI1
diamond is better than the average stone you will find in an
ordinary jewelry store. Diamonds with even very slightly fewer
hidden imperfections jump radically in price. I personally would
be very happy with an SI1
and happy to give one as a gift or an engagement diamond.
for diamond flaw chart
for diamond size chart (round brilliant)
for diamond size chart (marquise)
The color range
stated, GHI, means that the stone you buy will have no noticeable
overtones of yellow or brown when you look at it with the naked
eye. It will appear white (meaning clear), which is what you
want. Only when a stone has enough yellow in it to appear definitely
as a yellow diamond can it be called a Canary Diamond. Small
traces or hints of yellow look off-color and unattractive and
significantly reduce the value of a diamond.
People often ask me about "investment quality" diamonds,
meaning flawless or nearly flawless diamonds of the most perfect
color, clarity, and cut. The problem with this is, who are you
going to sell it to? You are very unlikely ever to get the money
back you paid for it unless you sell it to a friend. A dealer
would give you less because he has to mark it up to make money.
My advice is to buy a diamond because it is beautiful and affordable.
Most people who buy a diamond for "investment" purposes
are just as well off spending a day at the races.
Key West, Florida