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DS Design Inc.

The 5 Cs of Evaluation when you sell loose
diamonds online!

 Carats
 Cut
 Color
 Clarity
 Certification

 If you are buying or selling diamonds online you need to know
on what basis diamonds are evaluated.
 This way you can make the right decision to buy or sell the
right piece of diamond.
 There is universally tested and applied rule for evaluating
diamond at first glance.
 It is the 5 Cs rule – Carat, Cut, Color, Clarity and Certification
of the diamond.
 These rules apply both in buying & selling. Let us see what
they exactly mean.

 Carat is the unit in which the weight
of a diamond is measured and I
carat is equal to 0.2 gm. Remember
large diamonds have more weight
that means more carat and has
high monetary value.
 Do not get confused between
karats & carat. Karat is the unit
used to measure the purity of gold.
 Large stones with high carats are
rare & precious.

 Diamonds when mined are found in an uneven shape and you
may not judge whether this is an actual diamond or not. It is the
expertise of a skilled expert who gives the raw stone a proper
shape. The shape we call it as CUT.
 Most popular shapes are – Round, Princess, Brilliant, Radiant and
 Round cuts are the most popular cuts used in diamond jewelry
whereas princess cut is a modern square cut used for wedding
rings & womens diamond jewelry.
 Brilliant, Radiant & Royal are sophisticated cuts that require expert
hand. These cuts maximize the brilliance of the stone. Brilliance is
the shining of the diamond.

 Diamonds are graded from D to Z
when it comes to color. Diamonds
with D, E and F grades are pure
colorless & highly precious.
 These diamonds secure highest value in terms of money and
are widely used in designer diamond jewelry compared to
colorful stones.

 Clarity also termed as purity is of great importance when you buy
or sell loose diamonds online or personal diamond studded jewelry.
Diamonds have inclusions, means impurities that is visible through
naked eyes or you have to see them under high magnification.
 Diamond stones with fewer inclusions or no inclusions are of
highest purity and grabs massive amount of money when bought or
 Those with impurity are graded on the basis of amount of impurity in
it and then evaluated accordingly.

 Certifications are independent rating of the stones given by
professional organizations beneficial for both buyer & seller.
Certified diamond stones fetch more money. Most popular and
trusted certification institutes are listed here for your reference.
Read below

1) Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
2) American Gem Society (AGS)
3) International Gemological Information (IGI)
4) European Gemological Laboratory Organization (EGL)

 These organization and institutes certifies diamonds on the basis of
variety of tests and measurements. This includes the carat, color,
brilliance, inclusions, grade & size of the stone.
 This information was brought to you by the expert team of DS
Design – leading online buyer of gold & diamond jewelry. You
can sell loose diamonds online and get maximum price benefits
from us. Get in touch with our experts for free evaluation of your

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