Laser Jewelry Repair/Stone Setting

1516 Poinsett Hwy.
Greenville, SC 29609 (864) 271-3048

120F Dorman Center Dr.
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864) 574-8255

 
 

4 C's of Diamond

Cut, Clarity, Color, Carat weight

Cut

Round
Princess
Marquise
Emerald
Oval
Pear
Heart

 

Clarity

FL (Flawless) No inclusions or blemishes of any kind are visible inside or outside the diamond under 10-power magnification.
IF (Internally flawless) Diamond has no internal inclusions seen under 10-power magnification, but has some external or surface blemishes such as a miniscule scratch.
VVS-1 & 2 (very, very slightly included) Diamond with inclusions so minute that a trained gemologist has significant difficulty seeing them in the diamond under 10-power magnification.
VS-1 & 2 (very slightly included) Diamond has minor inclusions which are moderately difficult to see under 10-power magnification.
SI-1 & 2 (slightly included) Diamond has inclusions somewhat easily seen with 10-power magnification, but extremely difficult for the gemologist to see without magnification.
SI-3 (slightly included) Stones that fall right on the border between SI-2 and I-1.
I-1 (included) Diamond has inclusions that are noticeable without magnification.
I-2 & 3 (included) Diamond has inclusions that are noticeable without magnification.

 

Color

D
E
F
G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Colorless
Near Colorless
Faint Yellow
Very Light Yellow
Light Yellow

 

Carat Weight

One Carat equals to 0.2 grams or 0.007 ounces.

Weight
(Carats)

Diameter
(mm)

0.1
3.0
0.2
3.8
0.3
4.4
0.4
4.8
0.5
5.2
0.6
5.5
0.7
5.8
0.8
6.1
0.9
6.3
1.0
6.5
1.25
7.0
1.5
7.5
1.75
7.9
2.0
8.2

 


 
 

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