Diamond Education


When shopping for a diamond, it is important to know how they are evaluated. Our comprehensive guide helps you understand the most important characteristics-carat, color, clarity, cut, and more-to ensure the maximum quality and value of your selection.


Every diamond is unique, and there are a variety of factors which affect the price of a diamond. Focus on those factors most important to you, and choose a diamond that satisfies your individual standards for beauty and value. This might be a very different diamond than someone else with a similar budget would choose. At Candere, we want to help find the best diamond jewellery for you.


You also have access to a personal jewellery consultant; who can walk you through the diamond selection process or answer any questions you have. Chat online, or call +91-022-61066262 now.


The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions. The Cut Scale ranges from Excellent to Poor. It is one of the most important factors to be considered while choosing diamonds.


A polished diamond’s beauty lies in its complex relationship with light: how light strikes the surface, how much enters the diamond, and how, and in what form light returns to your eye.
The result is a magnificent display of three attributes. Brightness is the combination of all white light reflecting from the surface and interior of a diamond. Fire describes the “flares” of color emitted froma diamond. Scintillation describes the flashes of light you see when the diamond, the light, or the observer moves.
A polished diamond’s proportions affect its light performance, which in turn affects its beauty and overall appeal. Diamonds with fine proportions, symmetry, and polish optimize their interaction with light, and have increased brightness, fire, and scintillation.

  Clarity refers to how clear, or "clean" the diamond is. Almost all diamonds have tiny imperfections or “inclusions” but they are not always visible to the naked eye. Diamonds with few or no imperfections receive the highest clarity grades.


The Clarity Scale includes eleven clarity grades ranging from Flawless to I3. Because diamonds form under tremendous heat and pressure, it is extremely rare to find a diamond that lacks any internal and external characteristics. These characteristics are a byproduct of its formation and help gemologists separate natural diamonds from synthetics and simulants, and identify individual stones.


Diamonds allow light to be reflected and dispersed as a rainbow of color. Graded on an alphabetical scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow), a diamond's color rating indicates the degree of yellowness in the stone. The most valuable diamond is completely colorless.


Although many people think of gem quality diamonds as colorless, truly colorless diamonds are actually very rare. Each letter grade represents a range of color and is a measure of how noticeable a color is.

The weight of a diamond is expressed in Carats. Larger diamonds are rarer and more valuable than smaller ones when all other characteristics are of equal quality.


One carat equals 200 milligrams in weight. For diamonds under one carat, each carat is divided into
100 points called cents – similar to paisa in a rupee. 0.75 ct. = 75 cents , 1/2 ct. = 50 cents.


Diamonds come in many different shapes, and Candere offers the highest quality certified diamonds to satisfy all tastes. Each diamond shape possesses its own unique quality, so exploring and learning about the various shapes is worth your while.


A round diamond will typically gives more flexibility in terms of balancing cut, color, and clarity grades while still getting the fire and brilliance you want. Princess is the most popular non-round diamond, it has pointed corners and is traditionally square in shape.

A certificate is a blue print of a loose diamond. Wholesalers, retailers, and consumers know a certificate as either a diamond grading report or diamond dossier. A certificate will tell a diamond's exact measurements, weight, cut and overall quality.


Every piece of jewelry from Candere comes with a Certificate of Authenticity which is independently certified by GIA (Gemological Institute of America), IGI (International Gemological Institute), HKD (HKD Diamond Laboratories - Canada) or EGL (European Gemologist Laboratories) who are the world's top diamond grading laboratories. This certificate guarantees that your jewelry is made of what we say it's made of and that the quality and craftsmanship are top notch.