Learn the 6 C's of DiamondsCut
Cut also refers to the number of facets that the diamond has. Although the industry recognizes 57 facets on a round cut as the ideal diamond, there are many other specialty cuts available.
A diamond’s weight is measured in what is known as a ‘carat’, which is a small unit of measurement equal to 200 milligrams and there are 142 carats to an ounce. Carat (ct.) is not a measure of a diamond’s size, since cutting a diamond to different proportions can affect its weight.
Diamonds with report cards
Chalmers Jewelers is proud to sell certified diamonds. These diamonds are certified by an independent laboratory so you can feel confident that your diamond is everything we said it would be.
Loose diamonds from Chalmers Jewelers are certified and graded by either the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), AGSL (American Gemological Society Laboratories), or EGL (European Gem Lab).
Certified diamonds come with a diamond grading report which estimates the monetary value of a particular stone. However, the diamond grading report is not an appraisal. It is an unbiased, informed opinion made by an experienced gemologist.
A diamond grading report is a detailed explanation of a diamond's cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. A certified diamond's quality is guaranteed, and is therefore more valuable than an uncertified stone. A certificate verifies a diamonds identity and value and is recognized by all gemologists.
Sample grading report