Gem-quality diamonds are rare and precious. Only 25% of the diamonds mined each year are suitable for jewelry. The rest are classified as industrial grade. Industrial diamonds may have dark inclusions, cracks or lack the transparency required of a gem-quality stone. After diamonds are extracted from the earth, they are sent to highly skilled diamond cutters to shape and polish them to perfection. The work done by these craftsmen is an art and defines the beauty and value of your diamond. Diamond prices are very much dependent on the qualities known as the 4C's
. Make sure you have an understanding of these qualities before you shop so you and your Jared jewelry specialist can find her ideal engagement ring.
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