The Diamond Grading Process

 

The grading process is very specialised and may involve the use of advanced equipment especially in assessing the very best stones. Grading undertaken by the most significant  laboratories carries with it an International standing and often underpins a price for an individual stone.

 

 

 

 

Four C's Of Diamond Grading

 

 Graded diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Carat

The Carat refers to the weight of a diamond with a 1 carat diamond weighing approximately 2 grams

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Cut

The cut , often mistaken for the shape alone, actually refers to a number of factors such as symmetry, dimensions, polish as well as girdle size. all of these factors will weigh in arriving at overall cut quality

 

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Clarity

This is the overall assessment of the characteristic of a diamond in relation to any flaws (inclusions)  that a particular stone has. The number of flaws or Inclusions will be stated by use of Internationally recognised grading standards

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Colour

The colour of a stone is assessed in a range starting at colourless and going through to tinted (light yellow) through to the fancy coloured stones

 

 

 

Diamonds come in many shapes - these being the most common seen and individual shapes will obviously be more appropriate for various different pieces of jewellery

 Round Graded diamond Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

 Round

Princess Graded diamond. Monford Diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

Princess

Pear Graded diamond. Monford Diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

Pear

 

Oval Graded diamond. Monford Diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

Oval

Emerald Graded diamond. Monford Diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

Emerald

Cushions Graded diamond. Monford Diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

Cushion

Marquise Graded diamond. Monford Diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

 Baguette 

 Marquise

 Heart Graded diamond. Monford Diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

 Heart

 

Asscher Graded diamond. Monford Diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

 Asscher

Radiant Graded diamond. Monford Diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

 Radiant

Trilliant Graded diamond. Monford Diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

 Trilliant 

The shape of a particular diamond will often determine its use in a particular piece of jewellery and we can advise on this and the use of different cuts/shapes in specific items or jewellery designs.

 

Graded diamonds in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire