Diamond Value Of Diamonds

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Their association with love and beauty are what make diamonds so precious. The fascination with diamonds isn't a modern-day phenomenon. Their history is entwined with the history of the world itself. A Roman naturalist in the first century AD described a diamond as "...the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world."
Every ton of rock yields barely a half a carat of diamonds, which makes mining a long and arduous process. By slipping a diamond on your finger you not only wear a precious stone, you wear a piece of history millions of years old.
Diamond Value
Diamond value is based on four interrelating factors known throughout the world as the 4 C's. Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat have been used for decades in
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VS2 (Very Slightly Included 2), Inclusions/Blemishes are difficult to spot under 10X magnification by a trained professional.
SI1 (Slightly Included 1), Inclusions/Blemishes are seen under 10X magnification by a trained professional.
SI2 (Slightly Included 2), Inclusions/Blemishes are seen under 10X magnification by a trained professional.
I1 (Included 1), Inclusions/Blemishes are obvious under 10X magnification
I2 (Included 2), Inclusions/Blemishes are obvious to a trained professional
I3 (Included 3), Inclusions/Blemishes are OBVIOUS
3) COLOR
Like clarity, the diamond color, or lack of color, is a factor in determining its value. The color scale ranges from the rarest group, colorless, to the most common group, light yellow. The diamond color scale begins with the letter D, the highest color grade, and ends with the letter Z, the

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