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finding the best diamond value

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    When it comes to diamond everyone knows about the 4 C's including cut, color, clarity and carat. There is one specific topic that combines the factors of Carat and Cut into one, and this what we refer to as the Spread on a diamond. Carat weight measures just the actual weight of the diamond. For example, 2 diamonds can weigh 1 carat total. Now what changes the spread on the diamond is the total depth combined with certain angles within the diamond.  Just because two diamonds weigh exactly the same does not mean that face up they will look similar.  We can liken this comparison to two people who are 150 pounds; one of those people are 5'5" tall and the other is 6' tall. Although their actual weigh is the same, the way it is distributed varies greatly causing them to looking nothing alike. The same thing applies to diamonds- we have to leave carat weight in a separate category from cut because it does not accurately indicate the face up look. In general to gauge the spread / how large a diamond actually appears we recommend looking at the measurements. In this post we will explore some "spready" diamonds from our inventory and how our selection differs from regular diamonds of the same weight.

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