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  • Hi I'm Craig. My large forehead sparkles like a diamond, and this is Mental Floss on Youtube.

    嗨我是 Craig!我超大的額頭亮得跟鑽石一樣,你現在收看的是 Youtube 的 Mental Floss。

  • Today I'm gonna answer Butterwitt's big question.

    今天我將回覆 Butterwitt 的問題。

  • Why are white diamonds so expensive?


  • Well Mr. Butterwitt, a few things determine a diamond's quality therefore its price.

    是這樣的 Butterwitt 先生,有許多因素決定了一顆鑽石的品質,接著才決定價錢。

  • These are what the diamond experts refer to as the 4Cs, color, cut, clarity, and carat.

    這些是鑽石專家所說的 4C:顏色、切面、淨度以及克拉。 (克拉 carat 與紅蘿蔔 carrot 發音相近)

  • There's a fifth optional, which is Craig.


  • You asked specifically about color, but I'm gonna tell you a little bit about all of them because all four affect the diamonds' cost.


  • Let's get started.


  • Okay listen up fellows, I just proposed to my girlfriend and buying a ring was the hardest part.


  • This is important.


  • A diamond's cut refers to how symmetrical and well-polished the diamond is.


  • This is important because it determines how light reflects off of the diamond.


  • Unlike the other Cs, diamond-cut doesn't have a standardized grading scale.

    不像其他的 C ,鑽石切面並沒有標準化的評量指標。

  • Some of the most popular ones are the round cut, oval cut, princess cut, Mario-Luigi and Toad.


  • Currently round cut diamonds are more pricey because they're popular and more expensive to make.


  • So if you choose a white diamond in a different cut, it would be less expensive.


  • A diamond's clarity determines if it has blemishes, cloudiness, cracks, and so on.


  • This is the diamond's clarity scale.


  • If the diamond has scales on it, you got that diamond from a dragon, and I salute you brave sir or madam.

    假如你有顆鑽石上面有指標等級,而且又是從神龍那邊拿來的,我在此向你致敬。 (指卡通七龍珠之龍珠)

  • Ideally the diamond is flawless if you can't see any of that stuff under ten times the magnification. The higher the clarity, the more rare and expensive it is.


  • Moving on to carat, which describes the diamonds' mass.


  • One carat equals two hundred milligrams.


  • A diamond with a higher carat is more expensive.


  • Are you starting to see a pattern here?


  • As for color it has a scale as well.


  • A white diamond is known as colorless, which is ideal on that scale.


  • Why? Well, let me throw a fifth C at you.

    為什麼呢?恩,讓我把第五個 C 請出來吧。

  • Carbon. I threw Craig at you earlier but that's not real, so no...

    碳。我之前是說 Craig 可是那其實不是真的,所以不 ...。

  • Diamonds are completely made up of carbon.


  • A white diamond is pure carbon, which means it has no impurities, and then that means it's more expensive.


  • Most of the diamonds that are found fall lower on the color scale with a yellow or brown tint to them.


  • This is nitrogen, and even a small amount of it can change the color, making the diamond impure.


  • Once you go beyond Z on that scale, you reach what is known as Now I Know my ABCs.

    只要你達到 Z 的指標,你就學會念 ABC 啦。 (這個也是講者的玩笑)

  • No, fancy color diamonds.


  • As you probably know, some of the most expensive diamonds in the world are pink, red, and blue.


  • The dark blue Hope Diamond is worth over two hundred million dollars.


  • That's simply because these diamond colors are more rare and more expensive.


  • Thanks for watching Mental Floss on Youtube made with the help of these lovely diamonds.

    謝謝你觀賞 Mental Floss 的 Youtube 頻道,這些美麗的鑽石也幫了今天的節目許多忙。

  • If you have a question of your own that you'd like an answer such as "will you marry me," leave it in the comments below.


  • The answer to that one is no. I'm already getting married. Sorry about that.


  • See you next week!


Hi I'm Craig. My large forehead sparkles like a diamond, and this is Mental Floss on Youtube.

嗨我是 Craig!我超大的額頭亮得跟鑽石一樣,你現在收看的是 Youtube 的 Mental Floss。

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