The cut of a diamond refers to the diamond’s level of quality and craftsmanship of the diamond cutter because it is what allows for the facets to reflect light. To determine the cut grade of a diamond, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) calculates the proportions of those facets that influence the diamond’s face-up appearance.


Diamond carat weight measures how much a diamond weighs. Diamond price increases with diamond carat weight because larger diamonds are rarer and more desirable. One thing to note is that two diamonds of equal carat weight can have very different values (and prices) depending on the other three other factors of the diamond 4Cs: Color, Clarity, and Cut. *Photo below is not to scale.*


Diamond clarity refers to the absence of inclusions. Very few diamonds are truly flawless. Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to heat and pressure deep in the earth. This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics  such as inclusions.


Diamonds color actually refers to their lack of color. GIA grades diamond color on a scale from D to Z, D being colorless and Z having a yellow or brown tint. 



There are many different diamond shapes to choose from. Selecting the “right” stone shape means choosing the shape that you love and that reflects your personal style. Once you know the shape you would like, this is when we begin to source diamonds for you.