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Are you a Graphite or a Diamond? Density tells you!

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Density or Specific Weight is a very important feature of minerals. It depends on the atomization of the atoms in the lattice, so its value is significant for the identification of the minerals themselves.

Each mineral has its density (specific weight).

This physical property is very important because some minerals apparently very similar to the external appearance differ precisely because of their specific weight.

Here, the diamond with the same chemical composition of graphite is distinguished because it has a different structure of the crystalline lattice and therefore a different specific weight!

Gemology (branch of mineralogy) deals with identifying and certifying gems (such as amethysts, rubies, sapphires and diamonds) and then we thought our instrument can be a valuable help in determining the density of precious stones, precisely because of the accuracy, precision, and total autonomy that distinguishes it, thus making an improvement in the certification field.

More accurate certifications in faster times!

Today, the density is detected through precision balances capable of measuring the fourth decimal place (with a tolerance of +/- 0.0001g).

The weight of a diamond is measured in cents and the approximation is governed by fair rules. In fact, the approximation of the diamond’s weight to the upper number is allowed only if the thousandths match the number 9 (instead of the 5 as usual).

In the language of diamonds the weight translates into carats:

– 1 carat is 0.2 grams.

So the basic question is:

How much weight variation influence the value of a diamond?

To know the cost of a 1 ct diamond, it is useful to consider the Rapaport List (official stock exchange listing) that publishes diamond quotes on a weekly basis using the 4 C method (universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond ).

To answer the question: more carat has a diamond and the cost increases exponentially.

More accurate the measure will be, more your jewel will gain value!

Only Ortelli Technologies can give you this accuracy.

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