Diamond Education

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DIAMONDS

When it comes to shopping around for the once-in–a-lifetime luxury addition to your jewellery box, it can be a daunting prospect. How do you know that you’re getting value for your hard-earned money? And how do you make sense of the various technical terms that jewellers use?

At Abelini, the answer is simple! Take a look at our diamond education page below, and we’ll use three generations of experience to break everything down into simple English in just a couple of minutes.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • MINERAL: Diamond
  • CHEMISTRY: C
  • COLOR: Colourless
  • REFRACTIVE INDEX: 2.42
  • BIREFRINGENCE: None
  • SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 3.52 (+/-0.01)
  • MOHS HARDNESS: 10

58X HARDER

Diamonds are the hardest materials on earth: 58 times harder than anything else in nature.

"LUCY" IN THE SKY

Fifty light years away from the earth, this star is a 10 billion-trillion-trillion carat diamond.

1 IN 1,000,000

The average yield in most diamond mines is 1 part diamond to 1 million parts host rock.

THE 4Cs OF DIAMONDs

CLARITY

Diamond Clarity Grading

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

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COLOR

Diamond Colour Guide

Lesser the color, higher the grade of the diamond. Even the slightest hint of colour can make a dramatic difference in the value.

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CUT

Diamond Cut Guide

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

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CARAT WEIGHT

Diamond Carat Weight Guide

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

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SHAPE

Diamond Shape

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

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CERTIFICATION

Diamond Certifications

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

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