A Worthful Diamond

Your New York diamond buyer is one of the best sources for quality diamonds at affordable prices. Their friendly staff can help you get the best deal when either buying or selling diamond jewelry. Their gem experts properly assess diamonds for your needs. But why a diamond?

A diamond is amazing! It is made of one of the most common elements on earth, carbon; the same graphite carbon used to make pencil leads. However, it is exposed to extremely high pressure and temperature, over 725,000 pounds per square inch and temperatures exceeding 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, over a billion years, miles beneath the surface of the earth. It takes a volcanic eruption to bring that diamond to the earth’s surface eventually to end up on your beloved’s ring.

What makes quality diamonds? They have four “Cs” (4Cs): color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Diamonds come in many colors, from a colorless clear, yellow, to brown. The rarest colors are brownish red, dark blue, pink, orange, green, or white. Colored diamonds are formed when another mineral is contained in the original carbon when they are made. None of these colored diamonds fall within the standard D-to-Z range of diamond colors. D-graded diamonds are colorless, where E-Z will have some common coloration.

The clarity of a diamond makes its luster and shine. Every natural diamond will have its own unique inclusions, small imperfections that will affect its overall appearance; a diamond expert will almost never find a natural diamond being 100% flawless using 10X magnification. Diamond values are rated as flawless, internally flawless, very very slightly included (VVS), very slightly included (VS), slightly included SI, and included (I).

The cut makes a diamond strikingly alluring, or drill-bit dust. The more surfaces on the diamond, the more colorful and sparkling it will be. The most common shape is round, but some others include emerald, oval, pear and heart.

The carat weight of a diamond is both the most and least valuable aspect of a diamond. A one-carat diamond that is internally flawless, red, and round could sell for over $100,000 dollars, whereas a two-carat included, Z-graded diamond may not be wanted by anybody. A carat is zero-point-two grams; it would take over 141 carats of diamonds to make an ounce of weight.

But what really makes a worthful diamond? A diamond’s greatest worth is the love of the giver to the person receiving it. A half-carat, nicely-set diamond given by a husband to his wife when they are barely making the bills is a sacrifice of love the wealthy rarely face. Your New York diamond buyer can help you get the best diamond for your budget to give to your beloved.

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