Certified by GIA
The vast majority of diamonds we sell here at Fifth Avenue Designs have been certified by the most accredited grading laboratory: the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). GIA has set the standard for the most strict and transparent diamond grading process in the industry. The organization is not-for-profit, independent entity who objectively grades diamonds based on a strict series of standards including cut, clarity, color, fluorescence, polish, symmetry, measurements, proportions, and clarity characteristics of each stone.
Here at Fifth Avenue Designs we are committed to providing the highest quality diamonds at marketplace beating prices. While other diamonds may be accompanied by various independent grading laboratories, GIA is considered the pinnacle of diamond grading. This is why, here at Fifth Avenue Designs focus on GIA graded Stones. https://4cs.gia.edu/files/GIA-how-to-read-a-diamond-grading-report-EN.pdf
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the 4Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond.
DIAMOND CARAT WEIGHT
Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric "carat" is defined as 200 milligrams.
Each carat can be subdivided into 100 'points.' This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. A jeweler may describe the weight of a diamond below one carat by its 'points' alone. For instance, the jeweler may refer to a diamond that weighs 0.25 carats as a 'twenty-five pointer.' Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals. A 1.08 carat stone would be described as 'one point oh eight carats.'