Diamond Education

Almost every diamond we work with is certified with a report from the Gemological Institute of America, the most highly respected non-profit gemological institute in the world.

The GIA rates each diamond on a scale for each of the 4 C’s: Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat Weight. Check out these interactive GIA-provided charts to begin visualizing value according to the international grading system.

Diamond Color Chart

Color determines how close to colorlessness a diamond approaches. The less color, the better.

Scroll through the letter grades in this diamond color chart to explore the vast spectrum of color differences between gems.

Diamond Cut Chart

Cut refers to the diamond’s shape and overall proportional balance. A good cut can give a diamond that dazzling, perpetual sparkle.

On the GIA cut scale, cut grades vary from excellent to poor.

Diamond Clarity Chart

Clarity refers mainly to the blemishes or lack thereof in the diamond, allowing it to gleam and show off its inner and outer beauty.

From flawless to included, scroll through this diamond clarity chart to see varying measures of inclusions. They can look like dots, lines, and clouds.

Carat Weight Chart

Carat Weight is the standard unit of weight for diamonds. We will determine the weight that works for you while taking all of the above into consideration.

Scroll through the GIA chart for actual diamond sizes.