Did you know that coloured gem stones are gaining in popularity? Each stone is unique and exclusive. Some are rare with limited availability, so as well as being beautiful, are increasingly becoming investment pieces. Glenray Jewellers has a magnificent range of stones, in a variety of settings. Visit us online or in our shops to [...]
Gemma talk diamonds
January 11, 2012
Following my first blog I am happy to tell you that I got my 5th A for my final assignment on the Jet 1 course!
I also started talking to you about the 4 C's and discussed Cut. Now I will discuss Colour;
Colourless diamonds are the most sought after and valuable. When a diamond is valued, the closer it is to being colourless the better a diamond it will be considered. Diamonds handle light better and create a vaster array of colours when they are colourless. This will make the stone sparkle more and look a lot more appealing!
Diamonds do come in a variety of colours also. From yellow, pink, blue and green. These are known as fancy diamonds.
Diamonds are graded using the GIA scale. D is the best a diamond can be graded and Z is the worst, this will have a distinct yellow tinge.
In store we have a range called CanDour which only sells independently certified D colour diamonds, the highest quality of rings, only the very best for our customers!