Have you ever wondered: How much is my diamond really worth?
The truth is: every diamond is unique and the value is often very different. Many factors effect the value of your diamonds, however, the 4C’s are the universally accepted diamond-grading criteria established by the GIA and are fundamental when valuing diamonds. They are:
- Colour: White diamonds are graded on a scale of D (colourless) through Z (lighter colour). Other fancy colours of diamonds (yellows, pinks, and blues) are graded on a different scale.
- Carat Weight: GIA defines a metric “carat” as 200 milligrams.
- Cut: some professionals believe that this is the most important factor to value your diamonds. A well brilliant-cut diamond is luminous and reflects white and coloured lights.
- Clarity: The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale consists of 11 specific grades, grading from FL (flawless) to I3 (visibly flawed).
For more information on Diamond 4C grading, read our latest article here
How to get your diamond evaluation?
To preserve the value of your diamond jewellery, we recommend you to get a diamond certificate with a trustworthy Diamond Certification Laboratory. In Australia, DCLA is the leading independent diamond grading and certification laboratory.
All processes are followed by the standard of the International Diamond Council (IDC) and World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO). DCLA aims to ensure your confidence when buying and selling diamond by ensuring the supreme level of accuracy and transparency in diamond grading.
Haven’t got your DCLA report yet?
Visit our onsite DCLA diamond certification and testing facility at our Sydney CBD office or request our Goldpak mail-in service. We offer a free of charge diamond grading service and ensure you get the most out of your diamonds.