Diamond Education

At DiamondGarden, all of our diamonds are lab-made. Lab-grown diamonds are made of the exact same chemical crystal that makes up natural diamonds; hence both exhibit the same brilliance, sparkle, and shine. This means, that both, natural as well as lab grown diamonds possess the same characteristics. Here are four characteristics that are most commonly considered when buying a diamond.

Clarity

Clarity is very often used for references when discussing diamonds. It is also quite easy to understand, and technically has the least impact on the diamond’s overall appearance. In fact, most of the imperfections are not at all visible to the naked eye. All diamonds except those of the absolute highest quality have some imperfections, and it is those that receive the highest clarity grade. DiamondGarden carries its entire Lab Grown diamond jewellery inventory in 3 different types of clarities (VVS, VS and SI), essentially giving the consumer an opportunity to buy according to their preferences and budgets.



Diamond Clarity

FL
IF
Flawless: No internal or external imperfections.
Internally Flawless: No internal imperfections. Very rare.
VVS1, VVS2 Very, Very Slightly Included: Very difficult to see imperfections under 10x magnification. An excellent quality diamond.
VS1, VS2 Very Slightly Included: Imperfections are not typically visible to the unaided eye. Less expensive than the VVS1 or VVS2 grades.
SI1, SI2 Slightly Included: Imperfections are visible under 10x magnification, and may be visible with the unaided eye. A good diamond value.
I1, I2, I3 Included: DiamondGarden does not carry diamonds of I-grade clarity.

Cut

A cut is often considered the diamond’s most important characteristic because the quality of a cut determines the way it sparkles and shines, the way that it captures the light when it sits on your finger.




  • An Ideal cut reflects almost all of the light that hits the diamond. The ideal diamond cut represents an exclusive 3% of all diamonds, making it the most exquisite that one can buy.
  • A very good cut is still extremely rare, making up the top fifteen percent of all diamonds based on quality.
  • A good cut is a less expensive variation that still reflects most of the light that hits the diamond’s surface.
  • A fair cut is still considered high quality, but it lacks some of the shine as the good, very good, or ideal cuts.
  • A poor cut allows the diamonds to lose most of their shine.

DiamondGarden makes sure that its entire Lab grown diamond jewellery inventory consists of diamonds that have a minimum of VG (Very Good cut grade) and uses the best cutters of diamonds from Surat, India.

Color

Diamonds are also graded based on their color. Diamonds are naturally a very light yellow, which means that a diamond’s color quality is measured based on an absence of color. The whiter the diamond, the higher its quality is considered. All diamonds are graded on a color scale from D-Z, with D being the highest quality color and Z, the lowest. Because our lab-grown diamonds are made with the exact same composition as those that are mined, our high quality diamonds will appear colorless to the naked eye. DiamondGarden carries its entire Lab Grown jewellery inventory in EF or GH color based on the consumers budget and preferences.


Diamond Color

Z-N Noticeable color.Not carried by DiamondGarden.
M-K Noticeable color.Not carried by DiamondGarden.
J-I Near-colorless.An exceptional value with slightly detectable warmth or tone.
H-G Near-colorless.Color difficult to detect unless compared side-by-side against diamonds of better grades. An excellent value.
F-E Colorless.Minute traces of color can be detected by an expert gemologist. A rare diamond.
D Absolutely colorless.The highest color grade. Extremely rare.

Carat

While carat does not measure a diamond’s size, it does consider its weight. The carat that is right for you depend on your preferences. It’s important to consider your budget and the finger/ear on which it will be placed. DiamondGarden’s Lab Grown diamond inventory has loose diamonds and jewellery of all sizes and weights. These are clearly listed in the certificate of the loose diamond as well as the jewellery report of the jewellery you’re looking to purchase.

Shape

At DiamondGarden, our lab grown diamonds are all conflict free while still emphasizing the same shimmer and shine as mined diamonds. They also come in the same shapes. We offer an expansive selection of diamonds, offering shapes from the traditionally round to our brilliantly cut marquise or a captivating heart shape.

We will help find the diamond that’s perfectly suited for you. Each diamond’s unique characteristics determine what shape will best encompass its beauty. You can select a shape below, or contact any one of our diamond experts, to discuss what diamond is right for your desired shape.


Round

A round diamond is perhaps one of the most popular choices in the market today due to its versatility and sheer potential. It has been heavily researched to produce a brilliant, eye catching shine. It’s also the easiest option when it comes to customizing your diamond based on a balance of color, cut, and clarity.

Princess

Aside from the round diamond, the princess is the second most popular shape. The princess is square or rectangular, with varying dimensions dependent upon preference. This cut is stunning, encompassing a brilliance that makes it a perfect choice for engagement rings. For a square shape, look for length-to-width ratios between 1 and 1.05. For a more rectangular shape, look for length-to-width ratios more than 1.10.

Emerald

While emerald cut diamonds may not exude quite the same shine as the round or princess cuts, it emits its own unique brilliance through its depth of appearance. These cuts are rectangular with stepped facets, allowing the light and dark to create a stunningly dramatic effect. Because of the shape, the clarity of the diamond will be especially apparent. Look for a length-to-width ratio between 1.30 and 1.40 top optimize a classic emerald-cut shape,

Asscher

The Asscher cut is very similar to the emerald, but rather than being rectangular in shape, it is more square. It also has stepped facets, giving it a similarly dramatic look to the emerald, but with a slightly higher level of shine due its perfectly square face. Like with the emerald shape, this shape emphasizes the diamond’s clarity, meaning that it’s important to pay attention to SI-clarity when purchasing. It is also important to choose a higher quality color grade, as it’s possible that subtle hints of color will be visible in the corners with this shape. All Asscher-cut diamonds from DiamondGardenare square, with each guaranteed to have a ratio between 1.00 and 1.05.

Marquise

The marquise shape offers a unique, tapered shape that optimizes the diamond’s carat to appear larger. It also makes the wearer’s finger appear long and slender, making for an elegant choice. Look for length-to-width ratios between 1.75 and 2.25 for traditional marquise-cut diamonds.

Oval

An oval engagement ring is a stunning, exuding a brilliant shimmer. The elongated shape allows for an exquisite feel that accentuates the finger. Choose a length-to-width ratios between 1.33 and 1.66 for the most traditional looking oval diamonds,

Radiant

Radiant cuts are a truly versatile choice, looking beautiful with both baguette and round side-diamonds. This choice offers a similar brilliance to a round cut diamond, but in a square or rectangular shape. For a square radiant diamond shape, choose length-to-width ratios between 1 and 1.05. For rectangles, choose ratios greater than 1.10.

Pear

The pear cut resembles a tear drop, with a rounded end and a single point tip. The look of the pear is unique, appearing almost as a combination between a round and marquise shape. A longer pear shape will make the finger look slender.Choose a length-to-width ratio between 1.45 and 1.75 for the most traditional looking pear-shaped diamond.

Heart

The heart is historically and notoriously a symbol of love, making this particular shape well-suited for the romantic. This shape is distinctive and eye-catching, providing an excellent source of shine and brilliance. With this shape, it is particularly important to pay attention to the color grade, because it is sometimes possible to see slight hints of color in the diamonds with this choice. Choose length-to-width ratios between .90 and 1.10.for a traditional heart-shaped diamond

Cushion

This shape is popular yet unique. Also known as “pillow cut” diamonds because of their rounded corners, the large facets on this shape make their brilliance especially visible. This also means that the diamond’s clarity is highly visible, so it is best to pay close attention to the diamond’s clarity grade. For a square shape, look for length-to-width ratios between 1 and 1.05. For a rectangular shape, look for length-to-width ratios more than 1.15.

Fancy Diamonds

Fancy Diamonds refers to the 1 in 10,000 diamonds that have their natural color. These diamonds exist outside of the normal color range. The rarity of fancy diamonds depends on the scarcity of its color, and they are heavily scrutinized by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to guarantee their authenticity. Fancy diamonds are rated based on intensity, from Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Dark, and Fancy Deep.




Carat
While color grade has the most impact on fancy diamonds, carat also has substantial impact. This is because large gems are far more rare than the smaller ones, which makes them far more valuable. This means the price for a higher carat weight can be substantially higher.

Clarity
Clarity is not as important in Fancy diamonds as it is in those that are colorless because any imperfections will generally be masked by the diamond’s color.

Cut
Fancy color diamonds are cut with an emphasis on their color. While colorless diamonds are often cut to emphasize brilliance, color is the primary focus of Fancy diamonds.

Shape
Some choose to cut Fancy diamonds into less traditional shapes in order to emphasize their color. Because these diamonds are so rare, however, not all shapes will be available at all times.


Certification

All of our lab-grown, conflict free diamonds are certified based upon a thorough examination and all come with a diamond certificate, otherwise known as a grading report or diamond dossier ® .

All of DiamondGarden’s lab-grown diamonds come with the guarantee that they are made without the conflict that comes from mined diamonds, while still offering the same emphasis on quality. All of our diamonds come with a certificate demonstrating that they have been graded and rated by experts. The reports are given only after a professional investigation by a knowledgeable team of unbiased gemologists. Each certification includes a scrutiny of all of the diamond’s characteristics, encompassing everything from its symmetry to its color and clarity. The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) are the organizations we choose to grade our diamonds. Due to their reputation as the most highly respected laboratories in the diamond industry, a grade from them is considered the most valuable.


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Here are the characteristics documented in the diamond grading report

  • Shape and Cutting Style:The diamond shape and cutting style.
  • Measurement:The diamond's dimensions (in millimeters).
  • Carat Weight: the diamond’s weight, which is listed to the nearest hundredth of a carat.
  • Color Grade: Diamonds are rated based on the absence of color.
  • Clarity Grade: The clarity grade is given after an observation under 10x magnification.
  • Cut Grade: Cut grades are given based on a diamond's craftsmanship, face-up appearance, and design.
  • Finish: A Grade given based on a diamond's facet and surface placement.
  • Polish: The smoothness of the diamond's surface.
  • Symmetry: Measures the shape, placement, and alignment of the diamond's facets in relation to the other facets. It also measures the outline’s evenness.
  • Fluorescence: The strength of the color when placed under UV light.
  • Comments: Additional descriptions not already mentioned in the report.
  • Clarity Plot: A plot of the approximate size, type, and position of inclusions as they were viewed under a microscope.
  • Proportion Diagram:A plot of the actual proportions.

How do I read a proportion diagram?

A proportion diagram focuses on the following four traits:

  • Depth: The gemstone’s height, measured from the culet to the table.
  • Table: the largest facet of a diamond, it is located at the top of the diamond.
  • Girdle: Range of the girdle’s thickness.
  • Culet: The culet facet’s appearance, or lack of appearance.

If you are interested in a diamond and a certificate is not available for viewing on the site, simply contact our diamond and jewellery consultant at support@diamondgarden.in or call us on 99307 53373