# How can you tell a good quality gem?

## How can you tell a good quality gem?

Determining the quality of a gemstone involves what jewelers refer to as the “four C’s.” They are as follows:

1. Color.
2. Clarity.
3. Cut.
4. Carat Weight.

Which precious stones hold their value?

There are some rare finds among the so-called semi-precious gems that can be priced higher than the big three, but in general, a fine ruby, sapphire or emerald will hold its value and command more respect and a higher price than other gemstone.

### What makes a stone valuable?

Gemstone pricing and value are governed by factors and characteristics in the quality of the stone. These characteristics include clarity, rarity, freedom from defects, the beauty of the stone, as well as the demand for such stones. There are different pricing influencers for both colored gemstones, and for diamonds.

What do you use to measure gems?

Estimate the size of a given gemstone by using a stone gauge or hole gauge. These are rulers or templates with varying sizes of holes in which you can pass a gemstone through to estimate its approximate diameter and size.

## How do you determine the weight of a gemstone?

The formula for determining the weight of the gemstone A commonly trusted prediction for gems is the carat equal to 1/10th of the wearer’s body weight, i.e., if a person weighs 60 KG, then the least weight of his gemstone must be 60 / 10 = 6 carats or slightly more.

What is the weight of a gemstone carat?

0.2 grams

### Does weight of gemstone matter?

Many Astrologers mix different trends and methodologies to suggest weight of Gemstone to their clients. For Example, your Astrologer may use Numerology to suggest you a weight or your astrologer might suggest you gemstone weight as per body weight. But there is a flaw in this rule because only weight is not important.

How is carat determined?

Carat is the unit of measurement for the physical weight of diamonds. One carat equals 0

## What is a good diamond color?

In general, the highest quality diamonds are totally colorless, whereas lower quality diamonds can often have a slight yellow tint. Diamond color is measured using Gemological Institute of America, or GIA color scale which goes from D (colorless) all the way to Z (light yellow or brown in color).

What’s more important carat or clarity?

About one third of diamonds sold fall into the SI1-SI2 range. The larger the diamond, the easier imperfections are to detect; therefore Clarity becomes more important. For diamonds over 2 carats, a clarity grade of VS2 or higher is the safest bet for avoiding any signs of visible inclusions.

### What is the best quality of diamonds?

Technically, flawless (FL) is the best clarity of a diamond because it means the diamond does not have any inclusions or blemishes, even under 10x magnification.

Does clarity really matter in a diamond?

The fewer inclusions and blemishes the diamond has, the better the clarity grade. While the clarity can significantly impact a diamond’s value (it’s one of the most important 4 Cs), imperfections typically can’t be recognized by the naked or unaided eye. (Clarity and color are what people notices first from the 4 Cs. )

## What is the cheapest cut of diamond?

The cheapest diamond cuts that you can purchase are the Asscher diamond cut and the Emerald diamond cut. Asscher shapes and Emerald shapes are cheaper is because of two factors. When cutting the rough diamond, they lose more weight.

What is the prettiest diamond cut?

EMERALD CUT DIAMOND The Emerald cut is one of the most timeless of all of the diamond cuts. It is elegant and beautiful, particularly because it’s recommended to aim for higher colours and clarities; there is no hiding when it comes to an emerald cut.