Diamonds come in many shapes and sizes. All diamonds have intricate combinations of qualities that make them unique. ABQ Gold & Silver Exchange wants to make sure our clients can check the quality of their diamond. If you’re searching for diamonds in Albuquerque, ABQ Gold & Silver Jewelry Exchange has professional jewelers and gem experts to help you.
- Color: Diamonds come in many colors. Diamonds that range from colorless to yellow fall within the normal color range. Colorless diamonds are the unique and the most valuable. Colorless diamonds set the standard for classifying and assessing other diamonds in the standard color spectrum.
- Clarity: Diamonds have inner features, called inclusions, and surface irregularities, called blemishes. Clarity is the absence of these inclusions and blemishes. Blemishes also include scratches or grooves on a diamond’s exterior.
- Cut: The term cut can sometimes describe the diamonds overall shape. However, a diamond's cut grade determines how well a diamond's surfaces reflects with light. This is how well the diamond shines and glimmers.
- Carat Weight (size): Diamonds are weighed to a thousandth (0.001) of a carat and then rounded to the nearest hundredth, or point. Fractions of a carat can mean price differences of hundreds to thousands of dollars, contingent on diamond quality.