Diamond is pure carbon, the element that is also the foundation of life. Diamond is found in various parts of the world. In the past centuries fine diamonds came from India. Diamond is also found in Africa, Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Borneo, Australia and Russia. We are using brilliant cut diamond, full cut diamond, rose cut diamond, uncut diamond [Polki] in our jewelry.
Diamonds that are of the very highest purity are totally colorless, and appear a bright white. The degree to which diamonds exhibit body color is one of the four value factors by which diamonds are assessed. Diamonds have a color grading system that refers to the absence of color. This system goes from D to Z.The more colorless a diamond is, the rarer and more valuable is because it appears white and brighter to the eye.
Origin of the Diamond 4Cs
- Every diamond is a miracle of time and place and chance. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike.
- Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. GIA created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the 4Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world.
- The creation of the Diamond 4Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers could now know exactly what they were about to purchase.
- It refers to a grading scale for diamonds in the normal color range used by internationally recognized laboratories (GIA & IGI for example). The scale ranges from D which is totally colorless to Z which is a pale yellow or brown color. Brown diamonds are darker than K color are usually described using their letter grade, and a descriptive phrase, for example M Faint Brown. Diamonds with more depth of color than Z color fall into the fancy color diamond range.