Diamonds, one of the most precious crystal or gemstone. Everyone assumes the value and price of diamonds just by the name of it but this is not always true.
Until when I started to work with a Jewellery Brand I didn’t know the different kinds of diamonds available and not all the diamonds are the real ones.
Scientifically, what I learnt about diamonds from my academics is that diamond is basically a form of carbon in which atoms are arranged in a cubical structure. It has high hardness and thermal conductivity because of High Pressure ‘HP’ and High Temperature ‘HT’ which results in the hard and unbreakable diamonds.
Not digging much into the scientific detail, let's focus on the different kinds of diamonds!
Real Diamonds or Natural Diamonds
These are the white colorless diamonds which is the real form of diamond. Real is not a gemological term but it is an important term for us as a consumer. Diamonds are mined and are sent or sold to different dealers that transform rough diamonds into polished diamonds.
Highly skilled diamond cutters often use the latest technology, such as lasers, to transform the piece of rough into a highly polished faceted diamond.
Lab Grown Diamonds or Synthetic Diamonds
As humans we can make anything or transform things from satellites to clothes and, to candies, similarly, humans made diamonds synthetically in a lab under high pressure ‘HP’ and high temperature ‘HT’ in a lab.
These diamonds are cheaper to manufacture and are 50% to 70% cheaper than the natural diamonds.
Most finished diamonds are sent to grading laboratories to determine their quality based on the 4Cs standard: Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat. Every diamond will have unique qualities: no two will be identical.
Briefing about the 4C's of Diamonds:
- Carat depends upon the size of the diamond and the price varies accordingly. 1 carat is 200 milligram. Diamonds of 0.50-0.75 carat are the most popular diamonds for the size and the value.
- Clarity varies according to the polishing and flaws in the crystal. With clarity, the types of diamond are gauged depending on the quantity and visibility of flaws.
- Color - An ideal diamond is completely colourless and it is the most expensive type of diamond in world. Although there are other colours available rarely which are White, red, blue and green diamonds and the most popular colours of diamonds are combination of pink, blue, brown, yellow, orange, green and red. Yellow is the most common naturally occurring color in a diamond.
- Cut- The cut refers to the proportions, finish, symmetry and polish of the diamonds. These factors determine the intensity and brilliance of a diamond. A well-cut diamond is proportioned, symmetrical, and polished; these are typically the most expensive types of diamond. Well-cut diamonds sell at a premium and poorly cut diamonds sell at discounted prices.
Now the question comes after such brief information, how will we be able to identify a real diamond when the seller assures us of the durability and resilience?
The answer to this is to ask for a Diamond Grading Report. The report will be a proof that diamond is natural and quality is the same what the seller assures, providing important information to make the purchase. Diamonds are a symbol of love and commitment and similarly, Starkle commits love and commitment to you for our Jewellery.