CDI Diamonds & Jewelry has a large selection of certified loose diamonds to meet all budgets. In today’s changing environment, CDI only offers diamonds which have Accurate Diamond Certificates unlike what’s being offered by the larger locally advertised stores and the internet who claim to have the best prices available. CDI Guarantee’s the absolute best prices on loose diamonds in the Columbus area. As illustrated below please see the difference between online and heavily advertised jewelry store’s diamond certificates and the CDI diamonds certificates. Don’t be fooled by misleading advertising. Stop in and see the CDI difference!
Don’t Be Fooled by Bad Certificates
At CDI we pride ourselves in only offering the most accurate diamond certificates available in the industry. The location of the inclusions plays a major role in the overall appearance of a diamond as well as the price.
Viewing Your Diamond:
Unlike most jewelry stores who are hesitant to show you the color and quality of their loose diamonds under magnification, CDI shows you the color in a specifically designed card use by the laboratories for grading color and allows you to view the diamond quality using a state of the art diamond viewer on our widescreen television. CDI never expects our customers to use a microscope or a traditional jeweler’s loop unless requested.
The 4 C’s of Diamonds
The color scale below illustrates the various degrees of diamond color. The absolute finest white diamond carries a “D” color grade. When comparing different color grades, most people will be unable to see a difference in color, although there can be a significant difference in price.
The clarity grade is the degree to which the diamond is free of inclusions and blemishes. Most diamonds have internal inclusions, which determines the clarity grade. All certified diamonds are graded under 10X magnification, by trained diamond graders, based on the number, size, and location of the inclusions.
Diamonds are weighed in carats, abbreviated “ct.” A carat has 100 points. When you see a diamond weight of 1.15ct, that means one carat and 15 points.
The most popular diamond shapes are pictured below.
From Left: Round, Heart, Marquise, Oval, Pear, Princess & Emerald
Better cut diamonds will determine its ability to sparkle.
Ideal Cut Diamonds are diamonds which are cut to ideal proportions resulting in maximum brilliance.