At Musto Jewelers we offer diamonds certified by GIA. Call us today to make a appointment. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in choosing that special diamond that will surely last a lifetime.
To understand how pricing a diamond works, you must first learn the 4Cs (Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat) of a diamond. The 4Cs combine to give a diamond its value.
A diamond's color can range on a letter scale from D-Z. The scale measures the lack of faint-yellow in a diamond with "D" being colorless and the highest grade. Diamonds used in jewelry are typically "J" or higher. We specialize in D-H colorless diamonds.
The clarity scale is used to measure imperfections in a diamond. A 10X magnification is used when grading for clarity. Imperfections disrupt and scatter the light in a diamond. The less imperfections, the rarer the diamond and higher the grade. Flawless is very rare.
The cut of a diamond dictates how much light is captured by the diamond and in turn how brilliant the stone is. Every diamond is rated from "Excellent" to "Poor". If cut to ideal proportions, the stone will capture more light giving the diamond an "Excellent" cut.
A carat is equal to 200 milligrams. Engagement ring centers are typically .75ct to 2ct, with extravagant rings containing 2ct to 6ct diamonds.