ORIGIN: Africa (Non Conflict)
SIZE: 4 mm
WEIGHT: 0.25 ct.
Anyone who has ever shopped for a diamond before, might have heard the mention of the "4C's"" color, clarity, carat (or carat weight), and cut or the four characteristics that determine a diamond's rarity and value. Understanding them can help you understand why diamonds of equal size may not be of equal value. It's the synergy and the many different ways that each of the 4C's can be combined that is the key to understanding what makes each diamond unique and valuable.
COLOR While most diamonds appear to be white, virtually all have slight traces of color. Evaluating a diamond's color for grading purposes is done by measuring the degree to which a diamond approaches colorlessness. Gemologists and jewelers describe the color of diamonds on a letter scale beginning with D (colorless) and moving through the alphabet to Z. The degree of colorlessness is not easily discernible to the untrained eye. D, E, and F color grades are more expensive because they are rarer. However, well cut diamonds with good clarity of all color grades can be equally dazzling as it is the interplay of the 4C's which determines each individual stone's unique beauty. Deeply colored diamonds in shades such as pink, blue, and yellow are known as "fancies" and are especially rare and valuable.
CLARITY Practically all diamonds contain naturally occurring internal blemishes called inclusions, or a diamond's natural birthmarks (these can look like tiny crystals, feathers, or clouds). However, many are microscopic in nature and can only be glimpsed under powerful magnification through a standard 10-power jeweler's loupe. Diamonds with the fewest inclusions are graded as VVS1 or VVS2; those on the other end of the scale are graded I1 or I3. The fewer inclusions the rarer the stone.
Clarity: Number and Size Expert-10x loupe Naked Eye Influence on Brilliance
IF no inclusions-internally flawless nothing nothing none
VVS1 very very small inclusions, pin pricks very difficult nothing none
VVS2 very very small inclusions, pin pricks very difficult nothing none
VS1 very small, still minute difficult to see nothing none
VS2 very small, still minute difficult to see nothing none
SI1 tiny easily seen nothing none
SI2 tiny easily seen nothing from top none
I1 small recognisable immediately difficult to recognise none
I2 larger and/or numerous inclusions obvious recognisable immediately slight
I3 large and/or numerous very obvious very easily recognised heavy influence
CARAT indicates the weight and therefore the size of the diamond. One carat weighs 0.2 grams, or 1/142 of an ounce. Jewelers, however, refer to stones using points: 100 points equal 1 carat; 50 points, a half-carat; 25 points, a quarter-carat and so on.
CUT is perhaps the most important of the 4C's because a quality cut is what helps to unleash a diamond's fiery sparkle. A well cut diamond, regardless of shape, releases the fire and brilliance of a diamond through the proportion of its 57 or 58 facets (tiny planes that create angles), allowing the maximum amount of light to be reflected through the diamond. In order to maximize this fire and brilliance, a diamond cutter must place each of the stone's facets and angles, which act as light-dispersing mirrors, in exact geometric relation to one another. Diamonds that are not cut to proper proportions (too deep or too shallow) lose light that spills through the side or bottom.
Cut is also quite different than shape. While cut is a technical quality, determined by the skill of the diamond cutter, the matter of shape is a personal choice. The round (brilliant) is often the most popular of all shapes, with the majority of brides-to-be receiving a round stone. Other popular and traditional shapes include the marquise, pear, oval, emerald, princess, and heart shape.
The following charges are inclusive of shipping,1lb weight, handling and basic insurance provided by the related shipping companies.
UPS Ground Delivery 3-5 business days---Approximately $9.00
Insurance & Handling Charges for UPS:
Merchandise Cost Insurance Charges
$1-$199 No Extra Charges
$200 - $299 $2.00
$3000 and above $10.00
FedEx Standard Overnight Delivery Next working day Noon delivery--- Approximately $22.00
FedEx Priority Overnight Delivery Next working day AM delivery--- Approximately $25.00
FedEx 2 days Delivery Second business day Noon delivery--- Approximately $15.00
Priority mail to PO Box 3-5 days--- Approximately $12.00
Please note: For on time deliveries we appreciate your placing orders by 12:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday to receive your overnight shipments on the next day.
We ship the orders- Monday through Friday (excluding National holidays) to the corresponding addresses in the United States.
As per the FedEx policy we are unable to deliver shipments to P.O.Box addresses, that is, if you prefer to receive the shipment from our office via FedEx.
If you received the wrong product or a damaged/defective item, you can return the item and receive a full credit for the cost of the merchandise under our return policy. To return an item:
1. Notify our company, via the address and number located in our Contact Us section, with your detail order description in within 3 days of delivery and provide us with the following information:
-Quantity you are returning
-Reason for return (wrong item, damaged, or defective item)
-If damaged or defective, describe it as well as list any missing items.
We will contact you by e-mail and notify you of the status of your return. You will be also given a Return Material Authorization (RMA).
2. Include the shipping invoice and the RMA number with the item you are returning. If you prefer replacement, please put a note inside your return and we will ship you the replacement. If you are asking for a refund, your refund will be processed within 7 to 14 days after we receive your return, and you will be notified via e-mail.
For returning an item to www.jewelrynstonesoutlet.ecrater.com:
Repack the product in a way that does not cause the merchandise any damage. Ship your return prepaid and insured for the full purchase price by a carrier that offers package tracking such as United Parcel Service (UPS) or Federal Express to the address listed on the Return Feedback Form.
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We are totally committed to providing you with the best services possible. We want you to be fully satisfied with every item that you purchase online through our various websites. We understand that sometimes especially for diamonds and jewelry there are not only emotions and sentiments involved for years to come, but also significant amounts to make purchases and you may want to take your own time to decide after you actually touch and feel the product.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item for a full refund of the purchase price, minus the shipping, handling, and insurance, within the 15 days from the day of purchase using our Exchange/Return Instructions.
The item must be returned in new and unused condition with original tags; if any and with all paperwork to insure full credit. "New and unused" means that there are no scratches, or marks on the item. We cannot accept a return of any item with any indication that it has been used, re cut or altered in any way. For your protection, we suggest all returns be sent by a traceable carrier. The customer must pay all costs related to return shipping.
All items properly returned under this policy are eligible for a refund/replacement or a store credit, at your option. If you choose a refund, the adjusted purchase price will be credited in the same form of payment used for the original purchase.