Cut is the most important C of a diamond - the cut of a diamond determines its brilliance. The better a diamond is cut, the more sparkle it will have. We only sell "Excellent Cut" which is the very highest grading a diamond can achieve.
Carats refer to the weight of the diamond. As the carat size increases, so does its rarity and, of course, its price tag. It is the biggest driver of price.
You can realize significant savings by purchasing just under your preferred size. For example, 0.9 ct vs 1.0 ct are virtually the same to a naked eye and in many cases 5% less. Most jewelers don't carry 0.9 ct diamonds and would rather have you pay more. Since we source direct from diamond cutters we can access most of the world's supply of diamonds and get you the best price.
Color refers to the natural shade of the diamond. The more colorless, the more valuable. Any color beyond G is hard to distinguish from the human eye, so buying beyond this is not a great value.
At Delfina, we only sell the best value colors of I, H and G.
Clarity refers to the internal visibility of the diamond. The less impurities or inclusions a diamond has, the clearer and more expensive it is. Similar to color, the clarity of a diamond is also measured on a scale from I1 (impurities) to FL(flawless). Any clarity beyond VS1 is hard to distinguish from the human eye, so buying beyond this is not a great value.