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Diamond Education

Choosing the right diamond
For most people, buying a diamond is a new experience, but that doesn't mean it should be overwhelming. Understanding a diamond's quality characteristics is straightforward and simple. Superlight's diamond education is designed to answer all your questions. It explains a diamond's characteristics, how those characteristics influence appearance, and which are more important than others. In just a few minutes you'll know everything you need to know to find your perfect diamond.


Diamond Shape title

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As the name suggests, shape (round, princess, radiant, Emerald etc.) describes a diamond's form, primarily as viewed from above. All diamond shapes have different attributes, but overall the beauty of the individual shapes is a matter of personal taste.

Diamond Cut Title

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A diamond cut is a style or design guide used when shaping a diamond for polishing such as the Brilliant Cut. Cut does not refer to shape (pear, oval), but the symmetry, proportioning and polish of a diamond. The cut of a diamond greatly impacts a diamond brilliance; this means if it is cut poorly, it will be less luminous.

Diamond Color Title

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A diamond's color grade actually refers to the lack of color. In other words, diamonds that are white, containing little or no color, receive higher quality grades than those with visible color.


Diamond Clarity Title

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Diamond clarity is a quality of diamonds relating to the existence and visual appearance of internal characteristics of a diamond called inclusions, and surface defects called blemishes. The number, size, color, relative location, orientation, and visibility of inclusions can all affect the relative clarity of a diamond. A clarity grade is assigned based on the overall appearance of the stone under 10x magnification.

Carat weight is the weight of the diamond measured in carats. One carat is divided into 100 "points," so that a diamond of 75 points weighs 0.75 carats. Carat weight is the most obvious factor in determining the value of a diamond. But two diamonds of equal carat weights can have very different prices, depending on their quality.

A Diamond Certificate, from a recognized Gemological Grading Laboratory, is a unique fingerprint of a diamond. It not only identifies the diamond but also provides important information which helps both consumers and jewelers alike.We also offer smaller non certified loose diamonds which are perfect for creating your jewellery piece.


Diamonds FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about diamonds.

Diamonds Tips

Read our tips and hints for finding the perfect diamond.


Diamonds Quality Title

Our quality standards are very high in accordance with strict industry standards. As the largest online diamond retailer, Superlight offers the largest collection of the world's finest cut diamonds. Pre-selected for exceptional quality, the cut, color, and clarity of our loose diamonds are evaluated based on a standardized grading scale. We make sure to certify our larger diamonds by Independent diamond grading labs with the most stringent grading scales of all labs.

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What are other customers choosing?

Visit our recently purchased page and see the engagement rings and diamonds other customers have recently chosen.

Diamonds Care Title

Read how to keep your diamond sparkling, and securely set in your ring.