[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every diamond has a unique DNA just like every person has a unique DNA. As humans, our DNA consists of our blood type, strands of hair and genetic makeup, but a diamonds DNA consists of the coal from which it originally came from, the cut, clarity, color and carat weight that ends up as the actual diamond. Each distinguishing mark, blemish, cut, facet and fracture is an identifying mark that is unique for that diamond and there are no two that are exactly alike.
All diamonds come from the earth. You can take two rocks to a diamond cutter that are the same size and tell him that you want him to cut out 1-carat round diamonds out of each rock. When he is done cutting and polishing you will get two round 1-carat diamonds. They will have facets and girdles. They will be retract and reflect light. They will have a table and depth, but they will be completely different, even though they might look like identical twins.
Game, Set, But Never a Matched Pair
No two diamonds are alike, just like no two people are alike, even if they are identical twins. There is always a distinguishing mark that sets them apart. It could be the smallest thing, such as the width of their feet, or the curve of their neck or even a mole that is ½” off, but each person has their own external and internal makeup and if you are told that you are getting a matched pair of diamonds, buyer beware, it does not exist.
Let me explain a bit further. We have two diamonds that are round and are each 4.01 carats. They look the same. They weigh the exact same, but they are very different stones, and their diamond DNA and birthmarks is what makes them different. This is where we look at color, cut and clarity…the DNA. We already know the carat weight is 4.01, so that is a diamond DNA match.
Side by Side Taste Test
Diamond #1…Let’s call her Kate.
Kate is a real beauty. She is a standard round diamond that is approximately 4.01 carats. Kate is a GIA certified diamond. This is your diamond’s pedigree, which we will explore later, but let’s just say that Kate is blue blood. Kate’s pedigree tells us all about her DNA. It tells us her color, which is K, which is a nice color and her clarity is an SI. This means that she has birthmarks that a skilled gemologist will be able to detect, just like if you were sick, with a few tests, a good doctor will be able to diagnose you and cure you.
Diamond #2…Let’s call him Ivan.
Ivan would look like Kate’s fraternal twin if they were walking down the street, but his color is I, so he is actually whiter than Kate and his birthmarks are there, but they are much harder to find. Ivan, who is also GIA certified, is shiny and bright and costs more than Kate, but look at how you can hardly tell them apart!
Now, you can even look further and talk about the cut of the diamond, which really is what sets the DNA of each diamond apart. It is nearly impossible to replicate the exact same cut of a diamond so they are the exact same size. Remember, this is all things being equal so far, and I want you to note how slight the differences are between Kate and Ivan.
Kate has a depth of 62.7%, so even though her color isn’t as white as Ivan’s and she can be diagnosed easily, she is deep and introspective. Her table is 58%, which means that she is just right…not too fat and not too thin.
Ivan, on the other hand, is simply gorgeous. His color, his complexion, but he’s a bit chubby at 61% and he isn’t as deep at 61.5%, which means that although he might appear to be brighter, the truth is, he isn’t.
Every Diamond is Unique
Just like every person, every diamond is unique. Your diamonds DNA is as unique as your DNA. The five C’s make up a diamonds DNA…. Coal, Cut, Color, Carat and Clarity. Do you know your diamonds DNA? If you don’t know your diamonds DNA, at Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers, we can do some genetic testing on your diamond for you, just give us a call![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]