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Joseph’s Jewelry – Diamond Education

Joseph’s Jewelry - The 4C’s OF DIAMOND EDUCATION

The 4C’s of Diamond Education

Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. GIA created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the 4Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world.

The creation of the Diamond 4Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers could now know exactly what they were about to purchase.

Joseph’s Jewelry - The 4C’s OF DIAMOND EDUCATION

Diamond Color

The diamond color evaluation of most gem-quality diamonds is based on the absence of color. A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water, and consequently, a higher value. GIA’s D-to-Z diamond color-grading system measures the degree of colorlessness by comparing a stone under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions to masterstones stones of established color value.

GIA’s diamond D-to-Z color-grading scale is the industry’s most widely accepted grading system. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues, with increasing presence of color, to the letter Z.

Many of these color distinctions are so subtle that they are invisible to the untrained eye; however, these distinctions make a very big difference in diamond quality and price.

 

Joseph’s Jewelry - DIAMOND CLARITY

Diamond Clarity

Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth. This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics called ‘inclusions’ and external characteristics called ‘blemishes.’

Evaluating diamond clarity involves determining the number, size, relief, nature, and position of these characteristics, as well as how these affect the overall appearance of the stone. While no diamond is perfectly pure, the closer it comes, the higher its value. The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale has 6 categories, some of which are divided, for a total of 11 specific grades.

  • Flawless (FL)
    No inclusions and no blemishes visible under 10x magnification
  • Internally Flawless (IF)
    No inclusions visible under 10x magnification
  • Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2)
    Inclusions so slight they are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification
  • Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2)
    Inclusions are observed with effort under 10x magnification, but can be characterized as minor
  • Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2)
    Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification
  • Included (I1, I2, and I3)
    Inclusions are obvious under 10x magnification which may affect transparency and brilliance

 

Joseph’s Jewelry - TDIAMOND CUT

Diamond Cut

Diamonds are renowned for their ability to transmit light and sparkle so intensely. We often think of a diamond’s cut as shape (round, emerald, pear), but a diamond’s cut grade is really about how well a diamond’s facets interact with light.

Precise artistry and workmanship are required to fashion a stone so its proportions, symmetry, and polish deliver the magnificent return of light only possible in a diamond. To determine the cut grade of the standard round brilliant diamond – the shape that dominates the majority of diamond jewelry – GIA calculates the proportions of those facets that influence the diamond’s face-up appearance.

These proportions allow GIA to evaluate how successfully a diamond interacts with light to create desirable visual effects such as:

Brightness: Internal and external white light reflected from a diamond

Fire: The scattering of white light into all the colors of the rainbow

Scintillation: The amount of sparkle a diamond produces, and the pattern of light and dark areas caused by reflections within the diamond.

GIA’s diamond cut grade also takes into account the design and craftsmanship of the diamond, including its weight relative to its diameter, its girdle thickness (which affects its durability), the symmetry of its facet arrangement, and the quality of polish on those facets. The GIA Diamond Cut Scale for standard round brilliant diamonds in the D-to-Z diamond color range contains 5 grades ranging from Excellent to Poor.

 

Joseph’s Jewelry - DIAMOND CARAT WEIGHT

Diamond Carat Weight

Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams.

Each carat can be subdivided into 100 ‘points.’ This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. A jeweler may describe the weight of a diamond below one carat by its ‘points’ alone. For instance, the jeweler may refer to a diamond that weighs 0.25 carats as a ‘twenty-five pointer.

Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals. A 1.08 carat stone would be described as ‘one point oh eight carats.’ All else being equal, diamond price increases with diamond carat weight, because larger diamonds are more rare and more desirable. But two diamonds of equal carat weight can have very different values (and prices) depending on three other factors of the diamond.

 

Your Perfect Engagement Ring Is Waiting for You at Joseph’s Jewelry!

Bridal Jewelry

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Your Perfect Engagement Ring, Wedding Ring, Bridal Sets, Wedding Bands, and more are waiting for You at Joseph’s Jewelry at lower prices than ever before!

Joseph’s Jewelry collections are your only stop for all your Fashion Jewelry needs.

Fashion Jewelry

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Jewelry is always the perfect gift for that someone special, no matter the occasion, Joseph’s Jewelry collections are your only stop for all your needs.

Joseph’s Jewelry carrys the Citizen Eco-Drive & The Citizen Signature collection

Timepieces

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At Joseph’s we carry the Citizen Eco-Drive & The Citizen Signature collection. We are proud to be part of the largest recognized watch manufacturer worldwide.

Jewelry Repair & News

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Gabriel & Co.

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Marahlago

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Citizen Watches at Joseph's Jewelry

Citizen

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Belle Etoille

Belle Étoile offers a jewel box full of looks, styles, colors, and icons. Are you a rock star, or a fashion maven, or a power executive? Belle Étoile has what you need to express yourself...

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Kabana

Kabana is crafted by designers and artisans who have dedicated their lives to making our jewelry, weaving our rich stories into the next chapter of yours, entirely made in the USA.

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Kovel

The beauty and fragility of our natural world motivates the inspired “pieces of art” for you to wear. I hope our designs will bring you joy...and raise awareness and inspire you to promote, preserve, and protect...

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Shah Luxury

Our love of fine jewelry is only rivaled by the love that we share for the greater and more important things in life: the love of family, friends and that of life itself...

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Vanmark Inc.

VanMark Jewelry has been designing and crafting beautiful works of art using only the finest precious metals and gemstones. With a passion for the ocean and an eye for detail...

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Endless Designs

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Joseph’s extensive fine jewelry inventory has everything for every type of person.

When you are looking for the perfect piece Joseph’s has it all. Colored stones, nautical, Diamond fashion, and even your perfect engagement ring at the best possible price. The store has three bridal cases full of everything you could desire. When you are looking for something that lasts forever don’t settle at a store with only a few options. There is no need to fear shopping for engagement rings because Joseph’s will make it easy. If you have a custom idea that you want to become reality Joseph’s helpful staff will make that happen.

Joseph’s Jewelry will take care of all your jewelry needs such as: Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands, Fashion Jewelry, Timepieces, and our Services in Gold Buying, Jewelry Repair, Diamond Education are second-to-none.

Joseph’s Jewelry store on the Treasure Coast has on display for you to experience Gabriel & Co., Citizen Watches, Citizen Signature Watches, Marahlago, Belle Etoille, Kabana, Kovel, Shah Luxury, and Vanmark Inc.

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