The quality of the cut affects the brilliance of a diamond, so it is an important factor in determining the value of a diamond. There are several grading techniques that have been developed to classify the cut of a particular diamond. In general, these grades are: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor.
Diamonds range in color from colorless to yellow. Even though most diamonds appear colorless to the untrained eye, the majority of diamonds contain traces of yellow or brown. The closer the stone is to colorless, the rarer it is, thus increasing the value. The diamond industry uses the GIA Diamond Color-Grading Scale to classify the color of a diamond, starting with D (colorless) and ranging all the way to Z.
The Fifth C = Confidence
Although this isn’t an official standard, buying your diamond through an American Gem Society jeweler like Scheherazade ensures that you are dealing with a qualified, certified seller. When you buy your diamond from us, you can feel confident that you are getting incredible quality and value!