4Cs of Diamonds
Just like mined diamonds, every grown diamond is examined by expert gemmologists to provide the most rigorous assessment of the four Cs.
Cut: Every diamond is a sparkle and a pattern of light. Cut measures workmanship. The cut is what reflects luminous light, brightness, dispersion, contrast and scintillation. Precision craftsmanship in our master studio assure Super Ideal cut.
Clarity: A diamond’s radiance is from its flawlessness. Clarity measures diamond flaws, called inclusions, which might appear as tiny spots, clouds, or cavities.
Colour: Colourlessness is a quality. Colour is graded by letters ranging from D to Z, starting with D for most rare & colourless diamonds.
Carat: Carat is a weight and size measurement. A 1-carat diamond weighs 200 milligrams. But there’s no ideal size for a diamond. It depends on budget and taste. Small diamonds are less expensive than larger diamonds.
Cut of Diamonds
A rough lab grown diamond is shapeless, dull and lifeless just as mined diamonds. Until a diamond is cut, its magnificence remains untapped. Only the experience and craftsmanship of a cutter can unlock the real beauty of a lab created diamond. Hence cut is the most important of the 4cs’.
all our createddiamonds are mastercut with meticulous precision.All our Round Brilliant shape diamonds are cut to AGS 000 standards with Hearts & Arrows Symmetry which together result in super ideal and high light performance diamonds.
000 or triple zero is used in reference to the three cut aspects – proportions, symmetry, polish that require to be ‘ideal’. AGS 000 / Triple Zero: Ideal proportion 0, ideal polish 0, ideal symmetry 0. AGS 000 or Triple Zero is the highest cut grade that a diamond can have. It is the rare combination of ideal proportions, polish and symmetry.The AGS Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool (ASET) is the only diamond cut grading tool endorsed by the science community. ASET is a device that gives the viewer a color-coded map of light usage. ASET Maps are used to assess the brightness, contrast and leakage of light in a diamond.
Hearts & Arrows Symmetry
When viewed from the top (crown), an ideally cut diamond should reveal eight symmetrical arrows. When the diamond is viewed from the bottom (pavilion), it should reveal eight symmetrical hearts.
Due to the extreme level of cutting precision required for symmetrical patterning, Hearts and Arrows diamonds have superior light performance and precise optical symmetry.
WHAT IS DIAMOND CLARITY?
Diamond clarity refers to the blemishes and inclusions a diamond has. The fewer imperfections, the better the clarity grade. While clarity can impact a diamond’s value, imperfections typically cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Different than natural diamonds, lab-created stones are formed through a high-temperature carbon growing and compression process. They are complex structures that are then cut into the shape and carat weight that is desired. While their growth and cutting process takes several weeks, only a few lab-created diamonds emerge in perfect condition. In most cases, the diamonds are imperfect and contain varying amounts of surface blemishes and internal inclusions.
we recommend the IGI certificate for lab-created diamonds. The IGI is the most thorough grading entity for lab-grown stones. They provide a specific grade for Colour and Clarity.
Here is the IGI Clarity Grading scale (from best to worst):
- Internally Flawless (IF)
- Very Very Small Inclusions 1 (VVS1)
- Very Very Small Inclusions 2 (VVS2)
- Very Small Inclusions 1 (VS1)
- Very Small Inclusions 2 (VS2)
- Small Inclusions 1 (SI1)
- Small Inclusions 1 (SI2)
- Inclusions 1 (I1)
- Inclusions 1 (I2)
LAB-CREATED DIAMOND COLOR SCALE CHART
As you compare diamonds, it is important to have verification for what you are looking that. That is why you should have an IGI (International Gemmological Institute) certificate for every lab-created diamond you consider. This differs from our advice on natural diamonds (you should always seek an AGS or GIA certificate on those). Why IGI for lab-created stones? Because the IGI issues specific grades for lab-created stones, whereas the GIA only offers a range.
The IGI grades diamonds on the following Colour scale of D to Z, with Z being a diamond with a noticeable yellow or brown colour.