You Need to Know This
Gemologists aren’t entirely certain how the pink diamond obtains its color. Unlike other stones in the Fancy Color Diamond family, pink diamonds don’t contain impurities that they derive their color from. Various theories have been presented regarding the origin of the diamond’s unique hue.
In plain words, a diamond simulant, also known as simulated diamond, fake diamond, faux diamond, diamond imitation and diamond alternative, is a stone that looks similar to a real diamond.Some diamond imitations occur naturally, while others are created artificially in labs. Among the most popular simulants are cubic zirconia, zircon, moissanite, spinel and white sapphire.
Yellow diamonds were rarely seen until their discovery in South Africa in the late 1860s. They were so rare, in fact, that the famed gem merchant who found the Hope Diamond, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605 – 1689), thought them noteworthy enough to mention seeing a 137.27 ct yellow diamond that he variously called “Florentine,” the “Austrian Yellow,” and the “Grand Duke of Tuscany.” #sgllabs
Carat (Ct) is not how large the stone is. It refers to the weight of the diamond. 1 carat (Ct) equals 0.2 grams. It’s extremely important to understand that depending on the cut and shape 2 diamonds of the same carat weight may be quite different in size.
Blemishes and inclusions are imperfections that will most likely interfere with the light that passes through the diamond. Depending on the size, location and darkness of these, the brilliance of the stone will be dulled and it won’t be that sparkly. That’s why it’s extremely important to ensure that the stone is eye clean. #sgllabs
Diamond cut refers to the precision of angles, proportions and symmetry, which directly impact brilliance, fire and scintillation. Diamond cut grades on the scale of Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor. It is worth to mention that Excellent cut grade diamonds provide the maximum brilliance and fire. The cut is the biggest indicator of the beauty of the stone and should be made a priority over the other 4 Cs of a diamond.