A famous article from a correspondent in Spain once said "Sometimes beauty can be discovered. Other times it must be created. A diamond, however, must be both discovered and created."
Cut, Carat, Color and Clarity all have a bearing on the beauty- hence the value of a stone.
Carat- One carat is equivalent to two tenths of a gram. We simply weigh the stone.
Color- The whiter stones are more valuable. There are a few stones that have what are called fancy colors such as pink, blue or red which are extremely rare and reach higher prices.
Clarity- A stone is classified as flawless- when looking at it with a loupe- there are no imperfections.
With todays modern technology, especially recently, determining a real diamond from fake has become more difficult for even the best professional jewelers. For this reason we bring you the Magic Loupe and hardness diamond tester.