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FACTORS DETERMINING THE QUALITY OF DIAMOND
Diamonds always have a very different place for women. These jewels, which offer an elegant but also sparkling appearance to their bearers, enable you to attract attention by accompanying you both in daily life and on special occasions. But when it comes to diamonds, one has to be very careful when choosing. As a matter of fact, you should make sure that the diamond you want to buy is original and processed in the most correct way, and make your choice accordingly. At this point, a few features that you should examine come into play.
There are four main factors that determine the value of a diamond. These factors are known all over the world under the name 4C: Carat, Color, Clarity, Cut.
Carat is a concept related to the size and weight of a diamond. To compare with the usual units of measure, you can think of 1 carat weighing 0.2 grams. Each carat is divided into 100 equal points. For example, half a carat represents 50 points and this is written as 0.50 ct. Therefore, it is necessary to look at these values when making a comparison in terms of size while purchasing diamonds.
It is an indisputable fact that the bigger a diamond, the more rare it is. However, the value of a diamond is not determined solely by its size. So the perception that "the biggest diamond is the best" is completely wrong. At this point, other variables come into play. In particular, the color factor is very important in determining the value of the diamond. The diamonds come in 20 different colors and these colors are lettered from D to Z, from extra white to yellowish white. Diamonds are examined by experts under controlled lights and each one is labeled in its color scale.
Let's get to the clarity of the diamond ... The most important criterion that makes a diamond so special and valuable is that no diamond is like another. Depending on the conditions in which the diamond was formed, some traces or crystals may be found in it. The number, color, structure, size and location of these marks, which are described as "fingerprints of nature", indicate how clean the stone is. As the marks decrease, the clarity of the diamond and naturally the value of the diamond increases.
The cut of the diamond, on the other hand, is a feature that emerged with the intervention of human hands, independent of the natural properties of the stone. The most important way to highlight the existing features of a diamond is to catch the correct symmetry while cutting it. At this point, the shape of the diamond also plays an important role. It is possible to find diamonds in shapes such as round, princess, marquise, oval, heart, drop, emerald or pillow.
When it comes to Altınbaş, a “C” is added to the circuit: Altınbaş Certificate. With years of experience, Altınbaş carefully checks all these criteria for you, documenting its quality and originality. In Altınbaş, each of the products with diamonds reach you with this certificate. The Altınbaş Certificate, included in the Kimberley Process certification system, is the most important indicator that the diamond you want to buy is produced in correct and legal ways.