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The Science of Sparkle: How Gemstones are Graded

Welcome to a captivating journey into the heart of gemstone brilliance, hosted by OM Jewellers in Borivali,. For years, our esteemed patrons have trusted us to provide not only luxurious jewellery but also a deep understanding of what makes each piece so special. Today, we delve into the meticulous science behind precious gemstone grading, a process that ensures each gem in our collection sparkles with a story.

The Four Cs of Gemstone Grading

Gemstones, much like brilliant diamonds, are evaluated based on four critical attributes: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat weight. These are famously known as the Four Cs. Let’s explore each aspect and see how they contribute to the gem’s ultimate allure.

  1. Colour: The Hue of Elegance

The colour of a gemstone is often the first thing that catches the eye. It is typically assessed based on three criteria: hue (the colour itself), saturation (the intensity of the colour), and tone (the lightness or darkness of the colour). For instance, the ideal ruby is deep, vivid red with no overtones of brown or blue. At OM Jewellers, each stone’s colour is carefully analysed under controlled lighting to ensure it meets our high standards.

  1. Clarity: The Window to Perfection

Clarity refers to the absence of inclusions or blemishes within or on the surface of a gemstone. Each gem type has its clarity standards; for example, emeralds are often more included than sapphires. We utilise high-powered magnification tools to examine the clarity grade of our gemstones, ensuring that any inclusions do not detract from the stone’s beauty or structural integrity.

  1. Cut: The Art of Brilliance

The cut of a gemstone greatly influences its beauty and luminosity. A well-cut gemstone will reflect light internally from one mirror-like facet to another and disperse it through the top of the stone, maximising its sparkle. Our skilled artisans at OM Jewellers pay close attention to the proportions, symmetry, and polish of each cut, enhancing the stone’s natural lustre.

  1. Carat Weight: The Measure of Majesty

The carat weight measures a gemstone’s size, but bigger isn’t always better. What truly matters is the combination of all four Cs to create a balanced and beautiful gem. Each piece at our Borivali, jewellery shop is evaluated not just for its size but for the harmony between carat, colour, clarity, and cut.

Gemstone Valuation: A Step-by-Step Guide

At OM Jewellers, the valuation of gemstones is both an art and a science. Here is how we approach the valuation process:

Initial Inspection: Each gemstone is first visually inspected to assess its overall appearance and characteristics.

Four Cs Analysis: Detailed testing of the Four Cs is conducted to determine the quality and value of the stone.

Light and Refractivity Testing: We examine how light passes through the gemstone, affecting its brilliance and fire.

Market Comparison: Prices are compared with current market values to ensure our clients receive the best value.

Documentation and Certification: Each gemstone is provided with a certification that details its characteristics and value.

The Secret Behind the Sparkle

A lesser-known fact about gemstones is their refractive index, a measure of how much white light is bent, or refracted when entering a material. Stones with a higher refractive index will generally appear more brilliant because they bend light more. This is why materials like diamond and moissanite, which have high refractive indices, are particularly sought after for their exceptional sparkle.

Invitation to Experience Elegance

We at OM Jewellers invite you to visit our Borivali, jewellery shop to experience firsthand the exquisite craftsmanship and scientific precision that go into each piece of our jewellery. Whether you are looking for the perfect engagement ring, or custom-designed ornaments, or simply want to know more about the gems you own, our doors are always open.

Discover the true essence of beauty and value at OM Jewellers in Borivali, West. Let us help you find a piece that not only meets but exceeds your expectations. Step into the world of refined elegance and timeless sparkle today!

Bhavin Jakhia

Bhavin Jakhia, a highly-regarded expert in the jewellery field, directs Om Jewellers—a legacy brand rooted in craftsmanship since 1939. A Mumbai University graduate, Bhavinji taking the helm in 2003, his 20+ years in the industry drive impactful leadership. Bhavinji seamlessly merges traditional expertise with a passion for innovative designs. Personally refining gold designs, Bhavinji elevates Om Jewellers to new heights, embodying timeless elegance. Inspired by his wife Bhavana Jakhia, he encourages collaborative creativity, resulting in a curated collection synonymous with style and sophistication. Bhavinji’s hands-on approach and visionary leadership make Om Jewellers an emblem of excellence in jewellery.