Using precise guidelines, each diamond is cut to create one of the following shapes: Round, Princess, Emerald, Asscher, Oval, Radiant, Pear, Heart, Marquise, Cushion Shape selection is a personal choice, but it often helps to consider the preferences of the intended recipient into account.
Diamond color is divided into five broad categories, ranging from Colorless to Light Yellow. It is generally preferred to have the least amount of color possible. At Seferian Diamonds we only sell diamonds that fall into the Colorless or Near Colorless range.
A diamond's clarity characteristics are what make each diamond unique. Clarity refers to the presence or absence of impurities or other identifying characteristics within a diamond. Some inclusions are visible to the naked eye, others are only visible under intense magnification.
A diamond`s cut is graded by how effectively the stone returns light to the viewer. A well-cut diamond will appear fiery and brilliant. A poorly cut stone may appear dark and lifeless, despite its color or clarity grade.
When diamonds were first measured, the tool used to determine their weight was a carob seed. The seeds were small and uniform which made them the perfect counter weight to a diamond. Thus, carob is the origin of the word carat that is used today.