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You will not. You need to be an expert and use specialized equipment to make sure a diamond is real. Do not trust ideas like scratching a beer bottle (it may damage the diamond too), thermal conductivity, looking through, comparing weight, etc. If the diamond is accompanied by a certificate, you will know it is real and if it is treated artificially or not.

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Round brilliant diamond has the most brilliance, and the most popular. Fancy diamonds look more elegant in larger sizes. Also, they tend to look larger than they are by virtue of their shape. The choice of shape is also governed by the shape of the hand and Diamond Colour and Diamond Clarity. Round brilliant diamond hides defects and yellow tints the best.

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1. Facet: any of the flat "sides" of the diamond. 2. Table: On a brilliant cut stone...the top octagonal facet 3. Girdle: The typically frosty white ring at the widest part. 4. Culet: The bottom point (actually a facet) on a brilliant cut stone 5. Pavilion: The portion of the stone below the girdle 6. Crown: The portion of the stone above the girdle 7. Diameter: Width of the diamond as measured thru the girdle 8. Fire: The quality of the diamond that breaks reflected light into a colourful array. 9. Depth – Height of Gemstone from Culet to Table 10. Brilliance: The quality of the diamond that reflects light without changing it (also called sparkle). 11. Fluorescence: The characteristic of some diamonds to fluoresce certain colours under some light. 12. Natural: Usually found on the girdle. A small section was on the side of the raw diamond. It appears as a slightly rough flat spot on the girdle. 13. Feather: A “crack” in a diamond, appears as a white feather within the stone.

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On a brilliant full-cut stone, there are 58 facets; 32 facets plus the table above the girdle and 24 facets plus the culet below the girdle. Some stones with only 18 facets are refered to as "single cuts".

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The most desirable colour of the diamond is white. The Colour scale ranges from D to Z, where D is the whitest of the white and hence most expensive. However, colours between E to H are regarded as very white, and you cannot make out the difference in colour once a diamond is set. However, diamond colour becomes more obvious as in larger size diamonds, or in shapes other than the round brilliant. For instance, the Asscher and the emerald cuts are more see-through with large facets, and require a higher colour and clarity than other shapes. Colour is something that can be discerned with the naked eye with practice (such as looking at the engagement ring everyday. Hence, it is advisable to buy as white a diamond as you can afford in your carat range, in an eye clean or better clarity. If a diamond has slight blue fluorescence, it could render your H or J colour whiter. Also, if the stone is very well cut, it makes both the clarity and colour look better. Clarity is not a factor you can judge only by looking at the diamond under magnification. Step cut diamond shapes like emerald and Asscher cuts require a higher quality of colour and clarity as they have large see-through facets which make it easy to see any imperfections

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In India, Colour takes precedence over Cut. The order or priority for most Indian customers if Colour -> Cut -> Clarity. In Southern India, where most customers are particular about dosham (defects), clarity is the most important consideration in selecting a diamond. Here, the order of priority is Clarity -> Colour -> Cut. However, if a customer asks for a recommendation, Carat Lane always advices them to prioritize Cut and Colour over Clarity. This is because diamonds up to S1 grade are "eye clean". The inclusions are visible only under the loupe to a trained eye, and does not make any difference to the way the diamond looks

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No. They are different. The real "cut" as it is referred to deals with the quality of the final product in terms of its maximising the return of light.Four shapes of diamonds are the most popular: Round (or brilliant), Emerald, Marquis and Pear.

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Avoid the following flaws: 1.Large milky or cloudy areas 2. Big cracks...they threaten the durability. These include big feathers (big meaning 1/3 the diameter of the stone or more) 3.Big chips...they'll get bigger 4.Big white, black or coloured lines. They reduce brilliance and threaten durability

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Yes. Well, you can tell if a stone is poorly cut by looking for the following: 1. A white circle resembling a donut in the face-up view of a diamond. It occurs when the pavilion is too shallow and the girdle is reflected out. 2. Obvious dark spots/centres when viewed face-up. These indicate that the pavilion was cut too deep. 3.Extremely thick girdles reduce the brilliance and make the stone look small for its weight. 4. A girdle of uneven thickness (for reasons other than geometry) around the stone. One good way to see how well a stone is cut is to view it straight down on the table. The table and the four corners form a "square shape". On well-cut stones, the sides of the square will bow in "slightly". Sides that bow out are not ideal. A slight inward bowing may be tough to detect, so consider a seemingly perfect square to be a decent cut. Severely bowed in squares are also undesirable.

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The most common is the round brilliant cut. It reflects more light back from the table, accounting for the beauty of the diamond. Due to the facets or sides, inclusions (defects) are tougher to see. Some prefer the pear or marquis. The emerald cut is less common in sizes less than 1 carat. The value of the stone is affected in some cases by shape. Shapes other than round are called “Fancies.”

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The best shape of diamond for a ring depends on: 1. Personal preference 2. Desired brilliance (round brilliant cut has the most) 3. Weight (Fancies look more elegant in large sizes) 4. How big you want it to look (Fancies tend to look larger than white diamonds) 5. Shape and size of hand (experiment to find what is most flattering) 6. Colour and clarity of diamond (round brilliant cut hides defects and yellow tints best).

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On a brilliant full-cut stone, there are 58 facets; 32 facets plus the table above the girdle and 24 facets plus the culet below the girdle. Some stones with only 18 facets are refered to as "single cuts".

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Know where the inclusions are on your stone. Inclusions are the signature of diamond, which are the identifying marks. You can have it certified by the GIA for a fee. They will document the exact location of all identifying inclusions along with colour and carat. This is the exact and easiest way to identify your own diamond. You can re certify your diamond to compare it with the old certificate you have. Certification is not very expensive.

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Fancy colored diamonds are called Z+ diamonds. These Z+ diamonds are the rarest hence the most expensive Z+ is more expensive than D s. Yellow and pink diamonds are the most commonly sought after fancy colours, and most likely will continue to be for years to come. Of late, there has been an increased demand for orange, blue, and green coloured diamonds. As they are rare in nature, supplies are limited, and demand can shift price

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Retail pricing is generally set by observing the prices of the competition, but prices depend on several factors: 1.Hue (the rarer the colour, the greater the cost) 2.Richness or saturation of the colour (ranging from very light to light to intense to vivid) 3.Purity of the colour (whether the colour is bright and clear, or clouded) Availability

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Remember that: 1.Clarity, colour distribution and cut together determine the cost of a yellow diamond. 2.Diamonds less than 0.80 carat can cost 10%-20% less. 3.Exceptionally well cut stones and stones with a VVS or IF clarity can cost 10%-20% more. 4.Secondary colours, such as brownish yellow, are less expensive.

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In a white diamond, clarity can make or break the stone, and VS clarity is usually ideal. For fancy colour diamonds, clarity is not the most important factor. A fancy colour diamond that is graded SI is still what is known as "eye clean," meaning that inclusions cannot be seen with the untrained, naked eye. Additionally, small pinpoints or feathers do not usually affect fancy colours due to the deeper colouring of the diamond. Fancy diamonds of VS or better clarity are more uncommon in nature and therefore command a greater price. Tip: If you cannot easily find inclusions under a 10 times magnification you should become suspicious; most likely it is not a real diamond. However, be aware of the fact that some gas bubbles in cubic zirconium may appear like inclusions if you do not look carefully.

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A secondary undertone that enhances the color of a diamond is a plus. A secondary that detracts from the color is a negative. For instance: 1.A purplish pink color diamond can be worth more than a pink diamond, depending on the amount and intensity of purple 2.A brownish tint in a pink diamond usually decreases its value, and makes it a more affordable gemstone The predominant hue is always expressed as a noun, such as "pink." Any secondary colors will precede the primary hue and are usually expressed with an "ish" at the end, such as purplish pink. This means that the primary hue of the diamond is pink with some hints of purple throughout. If the grade is stated as two nouns—like "brown pink," it means the two colors are virtually even throughout the diamond.

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Cubic Zirconia stones are a man-made diamond simulants with optical characteristics very close to natural diamonds. On the mohs scale of 1-10 for hardness, a CZ is 8.5 - 8.9, while a diamond is 10. Sand or dirt will not scratch a CZ or a diamond, but CZs and diamonds will both scratch glass. A CZ weighs more than a diamond, and this is a principal way to tell them apart.

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Real diamonds have been created naturally through intense levels of heat and pressure deep within the ground. All natural diamonds are thought to be between 70 million and 3 billion years old. They are mined, cut and polished by highly skilled craftsmen, and are not otherwise tampered with. Synthetic or 'cultured' diamonds are created in the laboratory. All synthetic or 'cultured' diamonds must legally be declared as such. Carat Lane offers only are real and natural diamonds.

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On a brilliant full-cut stone, there are 58 facets; 32 facets plus the table above the girdle and 24 facets plus the culet below the girdle. Some stones with only 18 facets are refered to as "single cuts".

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All diamonds used in our 'Create Your Diamond Ring' items are accompanied by their original and unique diamond certificate. Certification for items in our 'Diamond Jewellery Collection' depends on the size and quantity of the diamonds contained in the item.We do, of course, assure that all our diamonds are real, natural and "conflict-free".

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Since diamonds are a natural substance, most come with some small internal flaws or inclusions that are like their defining characteristics, similar to birth marks. Completely flawless diamonds are extremely rare, and usually found only with collectors. For a good idea of the inclusions in a diamond, examine its certificate for a description of these. You need to have an idea of how the clarity of a diamond is measured, to understand the relative impact of black inclusions. For instance, diamond inclusions can be characterized as Slight, Very very slight etc. Visit the section on diamond clarity, for a better understanding of this.



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Cash on Delivery (CoD) is a payment method where you pay for an item in cash, when the courier company delivers the item to you.

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You place an order for your favourite jewellery on CaratLane.com. Check for CoD facility by entering your area pin code in the text box. Choose CoD option if available and complete the order placement. You pay the complete amount in cash to the courier once the product is delivered to you. Please remember payment through cheque, draft or any other means will not be accepted by the courier.

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The CoD option is only available for Solitaires, Jewellery and Gold coins up to Rs.49,000.

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Our CoD facility is limited by the reach of courier companies. Once you enter your pin code while ordering, you can check for the availability. If your location is not supported by the CoD service, please choose another payment option.

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You will receive the product in 10 business days from the date of purchase.

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No, our CoD service is done at no extra cost.

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No. CoD payments have to be made in cash only.

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Most courier companies will call you before coming over to deliver the item. Some important points to ensure that your CoD transaction goes smoothly Please ensure that the mobile number you provide for the Cash on Delivery payment is always available and answered. It is important that your address and landmark are very clear. This will help us locate you easily and complete the process faster. Please be available at the designated address with the complete cash as payment for the item purchased.


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