Other than the fact that they turn girls into gushing, Facebook-statusing messes, the average Joe doesn’t know a whole heck of a lot about diamonds. So, whether or not your name is actually Joe, we’ll arm you with the info that’ll turn your girl’s finger into the envy of her entire friends list. Just follow the 5 C’s – Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat and Clark.
The true beauty of a diamond can never be seen until it is properly cut and faceted. The angle between any two facets must be accurate to within very small tolerances to bring out the full fire and brilliance. Symmetry and polish are also critical to the sparkle in a diamond. Potential BC Clark diamonds must pass our rigid standards for cut before they are chosen. Fewer than three-percent pass the test!
This refers to the body color or interior color, not the surface rainbow of reflected light. Unlike most diamonds which have a slight tinge of yellow color, a BC Clark diamond that falls within our color range of exceptional white or fine white is truly rare, and exhibits a clarity of true white color and sparkle seldom seen today.
This refers to the degree to which the diamond is free of inclusions and impurities - often referred to as, feathers, included crystals, clouds, or carbon spots. Our diamond experts will explain the differences, and why the typical BC Clark diamond falls in the upper ranges of clarity and how that results in greater sparkle!
Each diamond is accurately and meticulously measured by carat weight. 100 points equals one carat, therefore 50 points equal exactly one-half carat, or .50 carat. It is important to note that due to the extreme rarity of larger diamonds, as the diamond size gets larger, the price per carat increases at a much greater rate. For example, a one-carat diamond of equal quality to a one-half carat diamond will cost three or four times as much, rather than twice as much!
BC Clark is the name that assures you the highest levels of trust and reliability that have been built and maintained by a family-owned company doing business in Oklahoma for over 110 years!