A guide to diamonds
Diamonds and the Four C’s – Clarity, Colour, Cut and Carat
Clarity is a measure of the number and size of the tiny imperfections that occur in almost all diamonds.
Many of these imperfections are microscopic, and do not affect a diamond's beauty.
Colour refers to a diamond's lack of colour, grading the whiteness of a diamond. A colour grade of D is the highest possible,
while Z is the lowest. D = Absolutely colourless: The highest colour grade.
Cut is a diamond's most important characteristic. It has the greatest overall influence on a diamond's beauty
and determines what we generally think of as sparkle.
Carat is the standard international unit of weight for Diamonds and does not refer directly to the Diamonds size. 1 Carat = 1/5 (0.2) Gram. The Carat is further divided into points; a unit of weight used only for Diamonds. 1 Point = 1/100 (0.01) Carat. We tend to evaluate diamond size by viewing it from the top because that is how diamonds are presented to us when set into a ring.
At Dominic Walmsley Jewellery, we only use diamonds of a very high quality. All of the diamonds in our collections are of at least F/G in colour and Si1 in purity (unless otherwise stated). In addition, our diamonds have been purchased from legitimate sources and we guarantee - based on personal knowledge and written guarantees by our suppliers - that these diamonds are "conflict-free".