What are Colour, Clarity & Cut?
Diamonds are valued by how closely they approach colourlessness – the less colour, the nicer and the higher their value.
As BAUNAT strives to propose best value for money, G & H are most fitting colours. Lower graded colours have a noticeable yellowish tint, whereas prices of higher graded colours tend to dilute the ideal price quality ratio, due to the rareness of these kinds of diamonds. However on demand, BAUNAT also offers best possible prices for higher colours (G up). BAUNAT does not offer - neither on demand - grades lower than H.
Our highest "near-colourless" grade. To the naked eye, colour may be very slightly noticeable if compared to diamonds of finer grades. However this is not the case when you view the diamond on its own or when the diamond is set in a jewel. This grade offers excellent value for money and looks beautiful set in platinum or 18k gold.
Our second "near-colourless" grade. A yellowish tint is slightly noticeable when compared to diamonds of better grades and only very slightly noticeable on its own or when set in a jewel. This diamond looks beautiful set in platinum or 18k gold, and offers an excellent value for money.
As diamonds are formed deep within the earth, under extreme heat and pressure, they often contain unique birthmarks, either internal (inclusions) or external (blemishes).
As BAUNAT strives to propose best value for money, VS2 & SI1 are more fitting clarities. Lower graded clarities have noticeable imperfections, whereas prices of higher graded clarities tend to dilute the ideal price quality ratio, due to the rareness of these kinds of diamonds. However on demand, BAUNAT also offers best possible prices for higher clarities (VS2 up). BAUNAT does not offer - neither on demand - clarities lower than SI1.
VS2 (Very Small Inclusions 2)
These diamonds have inclusions that are not visible to the unaided eye. Diamonds in these clarity grades can offer the best diamond value.
SI1 (Small Inclusions 1)
Inclusions may be visible with the unaided eye but only very slightly, and under extreme good conditions. These diamonds offer an exceptional value for their price.
Cut is a diamond's most important characteristic. It is the factor that fuels a diamond’s fire, sparkle and brilliance. Cut refers to a diamond’s proportions, symmetry and polish. If the depth of the diamond is too shallow or too deep it will allow light to escape through the sides or the bottom of the stone. A well-cut diamond will direct almost all the light through the crown.
VG (Very good cut)
Represents roughly the top 15% of diamond quality based on cut. Reflects nearly as much light as the ideal cut, but for a lower price. Excellent value for money.
Our mission is to select diamonds with the greatest brilliance without paying an additional price for prestige or rarity.
BAUNAT offers 2 possible quality combinations, both guaranteeing a diamond with a beautiful white colour (without yellow complexion), and with minor impurities that are invisible to the naked eye. In addition, all diamonds we select have a great shine because of their high score in terms of the quality of the cut (Very Good cut).
The first combination (G-VS2) will be a little brighter than the second, because of the difference in color and purity. The difference between the first and second combination will only be visible when the diamonds are compared next to each other.
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