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Buying jewellery from Cravingfor is a guarantee for conflict-free, ethically sourced diamonds. All our diamonds from 0,5ct and up comes with a GIA certificate. 

When grading a diamond, the most important to look at are the 4 C:s.

 - The diamond's weight. It is important to not only look at the carat weight when judging a diamond's size, we also take into consideration the measurements of the diamond's table and very important, the cut. To get a better value for money, you can choose a carat weight that is slightly lower than the highest carat demands, for example choose 0,95 ct instead of 1 carat.

Color - For natural white diamonds, the color is referring to how colorless the diamond is. D is the very best color. We recommend to choose a color between D-H (Jaeger to Wesselton) to get a colorless impression. For an untrained eye, up to the letter H (Wesselton), it is hard to make the distinction between different diamond colors. When compared with a D color diamond, it is easier to see a difference. However a diamond in color H is still of exceptional quality.

Clarity -  Almost all diamonds have some imperfections, but this does not have to be a bad thing. The imperfections created by nature makes your diamond unique and makes it different from the synthetic diamonds. The grading of the clarity depends on how the inclusion look an where it is located. We recommend to choose a diamond in VVS-SI1 range. It is important to take the diamond shape into consideration when choosing clarity, for example a brilliant cut diamond have more facets than an emerald cut diamond. With less facets the inclusions will be more visible. We look carefully at each diamond we choose for our customers, making sure that the diamond looks perfect for the naked eye.

Cut - How the diamond is cut is a very important factor to think about. An excellent cut can make the diamond appear brighter and larger. For example, an excellent cut diamond in 0,5 carat can look bigger than a 0,6 carat diamond with lower cut. We recommend to always choose very good or excellent cut to get as beautiful diamond as possible.
The fifth C except Cut, Clarity, Color och Carat is Conflict Free (Conflict-free diamonds). A conflict diamond is a diamond that originates in a conflict-affected area that often finance wars, both civil wars and other awful events.

All our diamonds fall under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, meaning they have not funded any armed conflict. There are 54 members in the Kimberley Process today. Approximately 99,8% of all rough diamonds undergo the Kimberley Process. We guarantee you that all our diamonds comes from legitimate sources. We support a conflict-free process.

GIA is the most reputable institute for certifying diamonds. Established in 1931, GIA is an independent nonprofit that protects the gem and jewelry buying public through research, education and laboratory services. See their film about diamonds here