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Jewellery in Cambridge: Diamonds

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Diamonds “are a girl’s best friend” or so Marilyn Monroe sang in “Gentlemen prefer blondes”. So what makes a good diamond? Well, a diamond’s quality is usually measured with the four “C’s”;  1) Carat. This is simply a measurement of the weight of a diamond with 1 carat equalling 200mg. Interestingly the term carat derives from the ancient Greek name for the Carob seed which was thought to sufficiently uniform to use as a measure for gemstones!  2) Clarity. Clarity relates to the purity of the diamond and whether there are inclusions or blemishes within the stone.  3) Colour. Diamonds...

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