Diamond Guide

When it comes to assessing the value of diamonds, it’s good to understand your item. In the case of diamonds, this means known the four Cs - cut, carat, colour, clarity. Our guide will help you identify and understand these factors.

Diamond Cut

Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes and the shape of a diamond, or the way in which it is cut, wil...

Carat

The carat refers to the weight of the diamond and is a key factor in determining the value.

COLOUR & CLARITY

The value of your diamond will also depend on the quality of the stone – this is measured as colour ...

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INTRODUCTION

When it comes to assessing the value of diamonds, it’s good to understand your item. In the case of diamonds, this means known the four Cs – cut, carat, colour, clarity. Our guide will help you identify and understand these factors.

 

If you’re uploading a diamond item to 62days, the more information you can provide, the more accurate your initial quote will be.

 

 

DIAMOND CUT

Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes and the shape of a diamond, or the way in which it is cut, will help determine its level of brilliance. In order to properly value a diamond it is necessary to know which cut it is – the most common types can be seen in our diamond cut guide below.


Identifying Your Diamond Cut

In the first instance, check the paperwork or receipt you received when you purchased you diamond. If that’s not available, use the chart to identify the cut of your diamond. If you’re not sure you can still upload your item and our experts can confirm the cut for you upon arrival. Alternatively, take your diamond to a local jeweller, who should be able to confirm the diamond cut.

Round (Brilliant)
Square (Princess)
Radiant
Emerald
Oval
Pear
Asscher
Marquise
Cushion
Heart
Trilliant

 

CARAT

The carat refers to the weight of the diamond and is a key factor in determining the value. Once the cut has been established, it is often possible to estimate the carat based on the width and length of a diamond.


Identifying Your Diamond Carat

As ever, in the first instance, check the paperwork or receipt you received when you purchased you diamond. If you do not have this, you can estimate the carat of your diamond using our diamond size chart. Remember, this will only allow you to estimate the carat. If you’re not sure you can still upload your item and our experts can confirm the carat for you upon arrival. Alternatively, take your diamond to a local jeweller, who should be able to confirm the diamond carat.

 

COLOUR & CLARITY

The value of your diamond will also depend on the quality of the stone – this is measured as colour and clarity. The clarity describes how pure the diamond is, such as whether it has any visible defects, and it is ranked on a progressive scale (see below). The colour of the diamond (ranked D-Z) also reflects purity and will be key to its ultimate valuation.


Identifying Your Diamond Colour and Clarity

It can be difficult to assess the colour and clarity of the diamond without specialist knowledge. Check the paperwork or receipt you received when you purchased you diamond or have it assessed by a local jeweller or expert. Alternatively, upload your item and our experts can confirm the colour and clarity for you upon arrival.

 

If you have confirmed these details but are confused as to the meaning in terms of real value, check out our value chart below:

 

Purple: Most Valuable | Red: Least Valuable

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