Carat describes the weight and therefor, size of a stone. The higher the carat weight, the more valuable the stone will be.
That said, the remaining characteristics of a diamond affect both its value and appearance. Depending on your budget and vision for your ring, certain characteristics can be prioritized over others.
A diamond can be cut into round, cushion, princess, radiant, emerald, oval, pear, marquise or even heart shapes.
However, cut does not only encompass the shape of your stone but also how it shines. The angles at which the diamond is cut as well the diamond’s depth affect how it refracts light. Château D’Ivoire diamonds have ideal or excellent cuts, as per GIA standards.
Clarity describes the inclusions of a diamond. Inclusions can be seen as imperfections in a stone, found within it or on its surface in many different forms. Clarity can range from internally flawless to included.
Classification considers the number of imperfections, their position and how well they can be seen. Château D’Ivoire therefore only chooses GIA graded diamonds that fall within the flawless to slightly included range. Regardless of this grade, we ensure that all selected stones are “eye clean”; without inclusions visible to the naked eye.
A diamond’s colour can range from colourless, as is ideal, to tinted. The clearer the stone, the more valuable it will be. Château D’Ivoire diamonds are colourless or near colourless, graded between D and I by GIA gemologists.