Establishing the Quality of Coloured Diamonds with Capital Coloured Diamonds and James Gagliardini

Capital Coloured Diamonds is a leader in the fancy coloured diamond investment industry. Capital Coloured Diamonds, a Canadian business directed by James Gagliardini, is devoted to pairing clients with their perfect investment coloured diamond. Capital Coloured Diamonds is praised not only by their clients, but they are members of the Better Business Bureau and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce as well. Privacy is a top concern for the staff at Capital Coloured Diamonds. Coloured diamond transactions that occur through Capital Coloured Diamonds are never disclosed. Coloured diamonds are categorized as a non-reporting asset and therefore their purchase and sale is legally always private. Capital Coloured Investments has a strict in house policy that forbids discussing a purchase or the location of an investment with anyone other than the client.

Capital Coloured Diamonds works directly with dealers to acquire the highest quality coloured diamonds on the market. Capital Coloured Diamonds only deals in coloured diamonds that are Gemological Institute of American (GIA) certified. This certification is a sign of quality in the coloured diamond industry. The GIA is a nonprofit institute that is incredibly well respected. Their mission is to offer protection to consumers in the gem buying industry. The GIA has established a rating system that is used to determine the quality of coloured diamonds. James Gagliardini is proud of this certification.

The GIA is the originator of the 4Cs standard for evaluating diamond quality. All of the coloured diamonds sold through Capital Coloured Diamonds have GIA ratings.

Cut: is responsible for establishing a diamond’s brilliance, sparkle, and fire. A diamond’s cut references its proportions, symmetry, and polish. The GIA grading system rates diamonds on a scale of D-Z, with D being the most perfect.

Clarity: defines a diamond’s absence of blemishes or inclusions. Internal birthmarks are called inclusions and external birthmarks are referred to as blemishes. Both appear due to the enormous pressure that is required to create a diamond. Diamonds that have no inclusions or blemishes are exceedingly rare. There are six quality grades that range from flawless (FL) to diamonds that posses obvious inclusions (I3).

Colour: the closer to colourlessness the greater the value. Of course this does not apply to coloured diamonds that fall outside of this particular colour range. Diamonds are assigned a colour rating of D-Z, with D representing colourless.

Carat Weight: refers to the diamond’s weight in metric carats. Accuracy and precision are crucial in weighing diamonds and GIA evaluators often measure diamonds to the hundred thousandths.

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