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Diamonds Outside the 4Cs

Diamond Value Outside the 4Cs

Throughout history, diamonds have been treasured for their rarity, beauty, and durability. Diamonds have long been associated with wealth, power, and romance, making them a popular choice for engagement rings and other fine jewelry. While the 4Cs - carat, color, clarity, and cut - are an essential tool for determining a diamond's value, there are other attributes to consider when shopping for jewelry. At Rogers Jewelry Co., we believe that each diamond is unique and deserves a thorough examination to determine its true beauty and value. Our knowledgeable staff can guide you through the process, helping you choose the perfect diamond for your needs and budget.


Certification is a crucial consideration when purchasing a diamond. A reputable certification from an independent organization such as GIA provides an unbiased evaluation of the diamond's quality, including its 4C's and any potential treatments or enhancements. Certification ensures that the diamond is authentic and accurately represented, giving you peace of mind and confidence in your purchase. Without proper certification, you run the risk of paying too much for a low-quality or fake diamond. Be sure to check for certification when purchasing a diamond and opt for a stone with a certification from a trusted organization.


Fluorescence is a characteristic that can affect the appearance of a diamond. When exposed to ultraviolet light, some diamonds may emit a blue or yellow glow. Depending on the strength of the fluorescence, this can impact the diamond's color, making it appear hazy or milky in certain lighting conditions. However, as Tom Moses, head of the GIA lab who conducted a landmark study of Blue Fluorescence in 1997, "The present study also challenges the trade perception that fluorescence usually has a negative effect on better color diamonds. Our results show that the diamond industry would be better served by considering each individual diamond on its own visual merits." It's important to consider fluorescence when purchasing a diamond, particularly if the stone has a lower color grade. However, the impact of fluorescence on the diamond's appearance can vary, so it's important to examine the stone in various lighting conditions to determine its true beauty.

Overall Value

When considering the overall value of a diamond, it's important to assess the balance between its quality, size, and cost. A larger diamond may have a lower quality or color grade, but it may still appear more impressive due to its size. Similarly, a high-quality diamond with a smaller size may be more valuable than a larger stone with inferior quality. When purchasing a diamond, take the time to consider its overall value, factoring in all of its characteristics to ensure you are making an informed decision that provides the best value for your investment.

Shop Diamond Jewelry at Rogers Jewelry Co.

Looking for the perfect diamond jewelry to add to your collection? Look no further than Rogers Jewelry Co. With seven locations in Nevada and California, we offer a stunning selection of diamond jewelry that is sure to impress. From engagement rings and wedding bands to necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, our collection includes pieces from top designers that showcase exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing exceptional service and helping you find the perfect piece to suit your style and budget. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services and let us help you find your next favorite diamond-adorned accessory at Rogers Jewelry Co.

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