There are many aspects to making a confident decision when choosing the right diamond. You will need to first familiarize yourself with the four C’s: cut, color, clarity and carat weight
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2011
The search for the perfect diamond can be frustrating, so Los Angeles custom jewelry designer London Manori offers the following guide to finding it. London Manori’s reputation for delivering quality diamonds within any practical budget is unparalleled in Southern California.
“There are many aspects to making a confident decision when choosing the right diamond. You will need to first familiarize yourself with the four C’s: cut, color, clarity and carat weight,” says Aneela Manori, co-founder of London-Manori, a Los Angeles jeweler whose clientele includes many A-list celebrities. “In addition to having an appreciation for the four C’s, it is very important to start your search at a trustworthy and knowledgeable jeweler.”
The cut is a design used when shaping a diamond, such as the Brilliant Cut. Cut does not refer to shape, but to the symmetry, proportioning and polish of a diamond. A diamond’s greatest sparkle comes from being cut to the proper proportions. The cut allows it to make the best use of light.
When a diamond is cut correctly, light is reflected from one facet to another, the light is then dispersed through the top of the stone. Each facet must be placed in exact geometric relation to one another for maximum brilliance.
The 58 facets of a Brilliant Cut have been arranged in precise alignment. If the cut of the diamond is too deep, some light escapes through the opposite side of the pavilion, making the stone look darker. If the diamond cut is too shallow, light escapes through the pavilion before it can be reflected, creating a watery look.
Diamonds range from colorless to light yellow. There are also a few colored diamonds known as fancy diamonds. The best color for a diamond is no color at all. Colorless is considered the highest color grade. A completely colorless diamond allows light to pass through it easily, resulting in the light being dispersed in the colors of a rainbow.
The differences from one grade to another are very subtle. It takes a trained eye with years of experience, under proper lighting conditions, to color grade a diamond.
Clarity of a diamond is determined by the visual appearance of its internal impurities, known as inclusions, and also the external defects, known as blemishes. Both of these characteristics can interfere with light passing through the diamond.
The fewer the imperfections, the more beautiful the diamond. A diamond that is free of inclusions and blemishes is very rare and much more valuable.
The measurement of a diamond’s weight is called carat. One carat is divided into 100 points, with 50 points diamond equaling half a carat, denoted as 0.50ct. Large diamonds of the same quality as smaller diamonds are in greater demand, and may be sold for a higher price. It is important to remember that it’s a combination of carat weight and quality that determines the value of a diamond.
“Take your time when purchasing your diamond,” says Manori. “London Manori can help you make this important choice.”
For more information about London Manori and to purchase products, call them at (213) 785-6845, view their website at http://www.londonmanori.com, or visit one of the stores that carry their jewelry. For a list of retail locations, please visit http://www.londonmanori.com/stores.html.
About London Manori
London Manori is a Los Angeles custom jewelry designer and manufacturer. By combining unique designs and state-of-the-art techniques, they create an exceptional collection of fine jewelry with unmatched quality and precision. They design and sell a wide assortment of necklaces, rings, charms, bracelets, and jeweled leaves.
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