What is a diamond?

Diamonds are one of the most precious and sought-after gemstones in the world. They are composed of carbon atoms that are arranged in a crystal lattice structure, making them the hardest known natural material on Earth.

Diamonds have been prized for their beauty and durability for centuries, and have been used in jewelry and other adornments for kings, queens, and other royalty. In fact, the word "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamas," which means "unconquerable" or "invincible."

Diamonds are formed deep within the Earth, at depths of more than 100 miles, and are brought to the surface by volcanic eruptions. The extreme heat and pressure of these eruptions create the perfect conditions for diamonds to form. Once diamonds are brought to the surface, they are mined and extracted using specialized machinery and techniques.

How to select a diamond?

When it comes to purchasing a diamond, it is important to understand the "four Cs" of diamond grading – cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. These factors are used to evaluate the quality of a diamond and determine its value.

Cut: The cut of a diamond refers to the shape, proportions, symmetry, and polish of the stone. A well-cut diamond will have good symmetry and proportions, which will maximize its brilliance and sparkle. The grades for diamond cut range from poor to ideal, with poor being the lowest grade and ideal being the highest. A diamond with an ideal cut will have excellent symmetry and proportions, allowing it to reflect light in the most beautiful and sparkly way possible.

Color: The color of a diamond refers to the absence of color in the stone. The more colorless a diamond is, the more valuable it is considered to be. The grades for diamond color range from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow), with D being the highest grade and Z being the lowest. A diamond with a grade of D will be completely colorless, making it the most valuable and rare type of diamond.

Clarity: The clarity of a diamond refers to the presence or absence of inclusions or imperfections in the stone. The fewer inclusions a diamond has, the more valuable it is considered to be. The grades for diamond clarity range from FL (flawless) to I3 (included), with FL being the highest grade and I3 being the lowest. A diamond with a grade of FL will be completely free of inclusions or imperfections, making it extremely rare and valuable.

Carat Weight: The carat weight of a diamond is a measure of its size. The larger the diamond, the more valuable it is considered to be. The grades for diamond carat weight are expressed in terms of carat weight, with larger diamonds being considered to be of higher value. A diamond with a larger carat weight will be larger in size and therefore more valuable.

At BocajNarima, we are committed to providing our customers with beautiful and high-quality diamonds that are certified by the world's leading laboratories. Our diamonds are graded using the industry-standard "four Cs" – cut, color, clarity, and carat weight – and our expert gemologists ensure that each diamond meets the highest standards of quality and value.

In order to offer our customers a high level of quality and affordability, we have determined specific minimum grades for color, clarity, and cut. Our minimum color grade is J, which considered to be near-colorless and offers a beautiful appearance. Our minimum clarity grade is SI2, which allows for small inclusions that are usually not visible to the naked eye and offers our customers excellent value. Our minimum cut grade is fair, which ensures that the diamond has good enough sparkle and brilliance, making it a beautiful and affordable choice.

At BocajNarima, we understand that choosing the perfect diamond is a highly personal and emotional decision. That's why we offer a wide range of diamonds in different sizes, grades, and styles, so that you can find the perfect diamond that meets your unique needs and budget.

In conclusion, the four Cs – cut, color, clarity, and carat weight – are the key factors that determine the quality and value of a diamond. By understanding these characteristics and their grades, you can make an informed decision and choose a diamond that is the perfect combination of beauty and value.

What matters most?

Here are four examples of diamond grading results that can help you select the right diamond for your needs:

Best balance: For those who are looking for a good balance of quality and affordability, our diamonds with a grade of H-G in color, VS1-VS2 in clarity, and a good-very good cut grade are a great option. This combination of grades offers a nice balance of color, clarity, and cut, and will produce a diamond that has good sparkle and brilliance.

Most sparkle: For those who are looking for a diamond that has the most sparkle and brilliance, our diamonds with an excellent or ideal cut grade are the perfect choice. The cut grade is the most important factor in determining a diamond's sparkle.

Largest Size : For those who are looking for a large diamond with a great balance of quality and affordability, our diamonds with a minimum color grade of I and a minimum clarity grade of SI1, and a minimum cut grade of very good are a great option. These diamonds offer good color and clarity, and the cut grade ensures that they have good sparkle and brilliance. The well-proportioned dimensions of these diamonds ensure that they have a beautiful and balanced appearance.

Premium quality: For those who are looking for the best quality diamond, our diamonds with a grade of D-F in color, VVS2-FL in clarity, and an excellent-ideal cut grade are the way to go. This combination of grades will produce a diamond that is virtually colorless, flawless, and has excellent cut and symmetry, resulting in a diamond that is truly premium in quality.

In conclusion, by understanding the four Cs of diamond grading, you can make an informed decision and choose a diamond that is the perfect combination of beauty and value. Whether you are looking for the best balance, the most sparkle, or premium quality, there is a diamond that is right for you.

Diamonds and Engagement

Diamonds and jewelry have long been associated with love, romance, and commitment. The sparkle and shine of a diamond is a symbol of the eternal nature of true love, and the beauty and elegance of a piece of jewelry is the perfect way to express your feelings and commitment to the one you love.

One of the most important and special moments in a couple's relationship is the moment of engagement. The moment when one person asks the other to spend the rest of their lives together, to be partners and companions for eternity. And what better way to symbolize this commitment and love than with a beautiful diamond engagement ring?

At BocajNarima, we are proud to offer a wide range of stunning diamond engagement rings that are designed to symbolize the beauty, commitment, and love of a couple's relationship. Our expert gemologists will work with you to help you find the perfect diamond engagement ring that reflects your unique style, budget, and preferences.

Conflict-free Sourcing

At BocajNarima, we are committed to offering our customers only the finest quality diamonds that are ethically and sustainably sourced. We believe that every person has the right to live and work in dignity and safety, and that our actions should support and protect the human rights of all individuals.

That is why we are committed to offering only conflict-free diamonds that are sourced in accordance with the highest ethical and environmental standards. We do not support or condone the use of diamonds to finance armed conflict or human rights abuses, and we take every step to ensure that our diamonds are conflict-free and support the sustainable development of local communities.

When you shop with BocajNarima, you can be confident that you are supporting ethical and sustainable practices and that your diamonds are conflict-free.