The carat is a measurement of weight for diamonds. Many people mistakenly think it refers to the size, but it actually indicates the weight. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams or 0.2 grams. The chart below shows the general size comparison of diamonds with different carat weights. Keep in mind that although these measurements are common, each diamond is distinct in its own way.
The color of a diamond is its natural hue, which remains constant. Colorless diamonds permit more light to pass through compared to colored diamonds, resulting in increased sparkle and brilliance. Like a prism, a diamond splits light into a range of colors and reflects them as vibrant flashes known as fire.
The cut of a diamond relates to its shape and appearance. It includes factors like its depth, width, and the consistency of its facets. The cut affects how the diamond looks, reflecting and bending light. The quality of the diamond's cut determines its overall beauty.
Diamond clarity refers to the absence of naturally occurring inclusions within the stone or blemishes on the surface. The grading of a diamond’s clarity depends on the size, colour and location of any inclusion or blemish, and is assessed by 10 x magnification.
At Ralph Jacobs, we understand that purchasing a gemstone is an important and personal decision, and we are committed to providing our customers with a buying experience that is both informative and reassuring. Whether you are interested in a diamond, lab-grown diamond, or moissanite, we offer a wide range of high-quality gemstones that are carefully selected and evaluated for their color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Our commitment to quality is reflected in our grading certificates and other documentation, which provide accurate and reliable information about your gemstone. With our competitive pricing, excellent customer service, and commitment to quality, you can purchase with confidence at Ralph Jacobs.