Gemstone of the Month

April Birthstone – Diamond

Diamond, the most famed and fabled of all gemstones, is very unique in many ways. Renowned for being the hardest substance on earth, its sparkling fire, durability, and rarity make Diamond the most prized of all gems. No gemstone contains as much allure and interest as does Diamond.

Most Diamonds used as gemstones are colourless or very faintly coloured. However, coloured Diamonds, known as “fancies”, can be extremely rare and valuable, and the most valuable gemstones ever known have been fancy Diamonds. In fact, fancy Diamonds are the most valuable substances known to man, with vivid coloured Diamonds historically being sold for more than a million dollars per carat!

Diamonds are among nature’s most precious and beautiful creations

Clarity

Clarity grades assess the number, size, relief, and position of inclusions and blemishes.

Colour

The less colour, the higher the grade. Even the slightest hint can make a dramatic difference in value.

Cut

Cut (proportions, symmetry, and polish) is a measure of how a diamond’s facets interact with light.

Carat Weight

Rarity means larger diamonds of the same quality are worth more per carat.