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 all 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 3 generations of experience to break everything down into plain English in just a couple of minutes.

INTERESTING FACTS

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

58X HARDER

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

"LUCY" IN THE SKY

Fifty light years from 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

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

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COLOR

The less color, the higher the grade. Even the slightest hint can make a dramatic difference in value.

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CUT

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

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CARAT WEIGHT

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

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SHAPE

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

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CERTIFICATION

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

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