Diamond

DiamondDiamond: Birthstone of April

Overview

Diamonds are composed of just a single element, carbon, and rank the highest on the Mohs scale at a 10. The durability, purity, and beauty of the diamond contribute to its high value. It takes diamonds billions of years to form, and they are mined deep within the earth. Synthetic lab created diamonds are trending due to their low cost, yet identical appearance to a diamond. However, at Perry’s Emporium, we believe that nature’s best is just that.

The ideal diamond color is colorless, but diamonds can be mined in shades of pinks, oranges, blues, greens, purples, brown, yellow, and red.

Traditionally, diamonds have been given not only for engagements, but also for 10th, 30th, and 60th year anniversary presents.

Quality Factors

The human contribution to a diamond’s beauty is a well-executed cut.

Diamond Color

Color

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

Diamond Clarity

Clarity

Diamonds with little to no inclusions or blemishes hold a higher value than blemished stones.

Diamond Cut

Cut

Diamonds are cut in a wide variety of styles, including ovals, emerald cuts, and cushions.

Diamond Carat Weight

Carat Weight

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