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If you have done any research about diamonds, you more than likely have learned that diamonds are graded on what is known as the "Four Cs". The Four Cs include: 

Cut

This is what will affect the brilliance of the diamond. The brilliance will rely on light optics and angles for the maximum lighting effect. A deep cut stone is going to have a dramatic effect on which the light is reflected. Whereas a shallow cut stone is going to look dark due to the fact that the light will exit out of the back of the stone and the angle is unable to reflect the light back to the top of the stone to be seen. 

Clarity

This is determined by the severity and amount of flaws and inclusions that are visible under 10-power magnification. 

Color

The less color that a diamond shows, the better it is considered. However, there is an exception when considering "fancy colored diamonds", which are very valuable as well as the less expensive "irradiated" stones. 

Carat

This is traditional measuring unit of the weight of a diamond (1 carat is equal to 200 milligram. A carat is divided in 100 points, this way the diamond has the ability to be shown as though it weighs a carat and a half or 1.50 carats or 150 points. 

Moissanite

Moissanite jewels have been inspected by experienced graders and scored on a specific scale for moissanite. Every jewel that is sold must be in "very good" quality, unlike a number of jewels, you will never find moissanite to be off-color or imperfect. Every jewel is going to be "eye-clean" and full of high-quality color, meaning their will be no imperfections visible to the naked eye. Due to the fact that the physical properties are considerably unique to a diamond, moissanite will not be graded in the same manner. While the carat and cut are very similar, moissanite is going to weigh in a different manner to a diamond. The average retail cost of moissanite is based upon the cost of the gold and setting as well as the jewel cost. Generally speaking, you can expect to pay about 1/10th the cost of a diamond for moissanite. 

Moissanite are the closest match to a diamond, that even skilled jewelers are unable to tell the difference with a naked eye. Like a diamond, a moissanite gemstone is going to have variations and color differences.


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