An Introduction to Diamond Terms
The beauty of a diamond can never be properly expressed in words, however, experts have defined terms to describe the qualities a diamond possesses. At Huntington Fine Jewelers, we are delighted to share our passion for diamonds. We want to help you understand diamond terms so you can feel confident in browsing our selection of diamond engagement rings, wedding bands, and fine jewelry. While we only offer the highest quality jewelry backed by our team of expert GIA-trained staff, we want our customers to know the exquisite intricacies of their chosen diamond and remove any uncertainties from the process.
Diamond Terms Defined
Identified as four 4 C’s of diamonds, each aspect works its magic to create a truly stunning diamond. The first C refers to the ‘Cut’ which is the shape of the diamond. The round cut is the most popular choice, however, there are unique benefits to each cut style. The next C ‘Clarity’ addresses the imperfections and inclusions within the diamond, starting from F flawless to I3 obvious inclusions. The third C talks about the ‘Color’ of the stone ranging from colorless to near-colorless. The last C ‘Carat’ is the most initially recognizable characteristic and refers to the weight of the stone.
The diamond’s sparkle is the iconic quality that makes it so special. While shimmering in the sunlight, a diamond interacts and engages with light rays to create the resulting glitter. Fire is the spark that arises due to dispersed light on the surface of the ring. It generates a vibrant rainbow-colored sparkle, depending on the cut and symmetry of the stone. Holding the opposite effect, brilliance refers to the colorless light reflected inside of the diamond, like a series of mirrors bouncing light back and forth. Together fire and brilliance create the illustrious sparkle of a diamond ring.
Why Shop for Diamonds at Huntington Fine Jewelers?
Dedication and determination drive us towards excellence every passing year at Huntington Fine Jewelers in Oklahoma City, Shawnee, and Midwest City. As a family-owned and operated retailer in the Oklahoma area for over 30 years, we take pride in delivering the finest for our customers from Yukon, Moore, and surrounding areas. Our selection of certified loose diamonds, designer engagement rings, wedding bands, fashion jewelry, and timepieces can add charm to your special occasions with a special symbol. Our skilled and trained staff can assist you with any questions you might have about diamonds and diamond terms so drop into one of our three showroom locations or contact us at email@example.com.