Once in a while I’ll get a random commission such as this one, and it was a fun one. I got to hold a $25,000 ring and some other really expensive rings. On top of that I get a little free lesson on diamonds. For those who are unfamiliar a diamonds worth is measured by the 4 c’s; color, clarity, cut, and carat.
For color, the clearer the better, you’ll want to get as clear as diamond as you can afford because color is easier to see with the naked eye. Cheaper diamonds tend to have a yellowish tint to it and are darker.
Next up is clarity, a diamond that has good clarity would indicate it has very few imperfections on the inside. The bigger and the more imperfections a diamond has, the less it’s worth.
As for cut, if I remember correctly there’s a certain proportion that makes a diamond ‘perfect,’ I would say this would be quite similar to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. A diamond that is too deep (I’m guessing) would be too dark.
Finally carat, I believe is the size of the the diamond (measured in millimeters) and of course the more carats (the bigger the diamond) and the more expensive it gets.
Let me know if I’m wrong about any of this Enjoy the photos!
Photos are from Sings Jewelry located in Torrance. It’s a very nice store with anything ranging from crystals, rings, necklaces, watches etc etc.
Located on 24020 Hawthron Blvd. in Torrance, CA 90505 310-373-8916
At Hawthrone Blvd., & Pacific Coast Hwy.
1 mile south of Del Amo Fashion Center