Round Brilliant Cut Diamond
The beauty of a diamond resides not only in a favorable body color, but
more importantly in its optical properties, in particular the high refractive
index and color dispersion. Only when precisely calculated planes and
angles are used in the cut of a diamond
does the stone attain its greatest possible beauty.
Most commercially available diamonds are classified
by color, or more appropriately, the lack of color. The most valuable diamonds
are those classified as colorless, yet there are stones that have rich colors
inluding yellow, red, green and even black that are extremely rare and valuable.
Color is graded on a letter scale from
D to Z, with D representing a colorless diamond.
The clarity of a diamond is determined by the number,
location and type of inclusions it contains. Inclusions can be microscopic
cracks, mineral deposits or external markings. Clarity
is rated using a scale which contains a combination of letters and numbers
to signify the amount and type of inclusions. This scale ranges from FL
to I3, FL being Flawless and the most valuable.
In addition to color, clarity and cut, weight provides
a further basis in the valuation of a diamond. The weight
of diamonds, and all other gemstones, is measured in carats. Smaller
diamonds are more readily available than larger ones, which results in higher
values based on weight.
One of the most important steps when choosing a diamond
is examining the diamond certificate, referred to as a grading report. A
grading report documents the characteristics of a diamond in great detail.
Yehuda diamonds are graded by two independent
laboratories known as EGL (European Gemological Laboratory) and GGL (Global
A Yehuda Diamond needs no special care. Wear it and
enjoy it just as you would any other diamond. In fact, The Gemological Institute
of America (GIA) confirms that the Yehuda
process is stable under normal wear and tear.
This revolutionary process optically eliminates "feathers",
which are naturally occurring in most diamonds. The result is a more visually
stunning diamond that you can purchase for significantly less than a similar-looking,
non-enhanced diamond. Yehuda Diamonds are totally natural and the clarity
enhancement is not visible to the naked eye. Only your jeweler will
ever know that you own a Yehuda Clarity Enhanced Diamond.