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.
The professionals at ABQ Gold & Silver have the knowledge and years of experience to asses any quality of diamond. Before you make your special purchase, follow the 4C’s of diamond quality to check the value of your diamond below.
The 4Cs of diamond quality are:
- 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.
ABQ Gold & Silver
If you’re searching diamonds in Albuquerque because you’re looking for loose or mounted diamonds, ABQ Gold & Silver Jewelry Exchange has the largest selection of diamond cuts, shapes, and sizes. We also have GIA certified diamonds. One of our diamond experts will help you find the diamond that fits your needs. We will also help you understand the quality you are getting for the price.