Cy Fredrics Jewelers offers a wide array of exquisite loose and mounted diamonds ranging from the classic round cut to extremely rare pink and yellow diamonds at exceptional prices. The staff at Cy Fredrics prides themselves on their expertise and detail coupled with a huge selection. The Cy Fredrics staff includes many knowledgable diamond experts including a GIA Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) and an onsite mastercraftsman. In addition, the Cy Fredrics atmosphere is friendly, fun, and informative. Rest assured the Cy Fredrics shopping experience will be a straightforward and exciting experience.
Don't hesitate to stop by our store to ask questions. Our diamond experts will provide you with all of the information you need to assist you in making the perfect decision on your diamond purchase.
Here is some information to assist you on your search and get you started:
Jewelers generally refer to the four C's (Color, Cut, Clarity, Carat Weight) when speaking on the quality of a diamond. Although these are not the only details to look for while purchasing a diamond, they are a good guideline. The following is a brief overview of the four C's, as well as some other handy info:
Diamonds can be fashioned and cut into many different shapes. New and updated shapes are being released all the time. The following is a list of the most popular shaped diamonds on the market:
Round, Princess, Radiant, Emerald, Asscher, Cushion, Oval, Heart, Pear, Marquise, and more.
Cut is the only human involvement in the fashion of a diamond. However, Cut is a very important element that is least discussed out of the 4 C's. The cut of a diamond will affect the diamonds brilliance, scintillation, symmetry, brightness, and fire. If a diamond has a poor cut then it will lose light and not reflect that light back to the eye. A good cut on a diamond can make all the difference in the appearance of the stone. Essentially, an excellent cut on a diamond will provide a maximum light return back to the viewer (which is what you want).
The color of a diamond grades the amount (or lack thereof) of yellow inside of the diamond. Please refer to the diamond color scale at the top right of your screen to review the GIA recommended color grades. The scale begins at D (containing no color at all, totally colorless) and moves down towards Z (having a large amount of extreme eye visible yellow in the diamond). D-Z.
Diamonds also can come in a variety of different colors such as pink diamonds, green diamonds, blue diamonds, and orange diamonds. These type of diamonds are referred to as "fancy colors." Fancy Colored diamonds are valued depending on what type of color the stone contains and how deep that particular color is. The deeper and more saturated the color, the more expensive the diamond. Cy Fredrics has sold some of the rarest fancy colored diamonds in the world.
The clarity grade determines the amount of inclusion inside of the diamond. Please refer to the diamond clarity scale at the top left of your screen to review the GIA recommended clarity grades. The top of the scale begins with the "flawless" grade which is extremely rare and moves down towards I3 inclusion grade. Grades are determined by the number, nature, size, location, and color of the inclusions. These components are viewed and graded by Diamond experts under 10x power magnification.
Carat weight simply specifies the weight (measured in carats) or size of the diamond. For example, a 1.55 carat diamond specifies the carat weight. Larger diamonds are more rare than smaller diamonds. Larger diamonds are also more expensive than smaller diamonds (keeping consistent in color, clarity, and cut).
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