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Diamond Education

Diamond Education


 

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The 4 C's of Diamond Grading

ColorCutClarity and Carat weight are the four primary criteria to become familiar with when selecting a diamond. For most, cost is a major consideration when selecting a diamond centerstone as the focal point of a significant other’s engagement ring. Weighing the options in terms of the 4 C's will assist the diamond buyer in finding the perfect stone for their budget. The 4 C's are explained in more detail below.
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Diamond Color

A diamond's Color ranges from D to Z, with D, one of the rarest colors, being completely colorless.
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Diamond Cut

The Cut of a diamond refers to it's brilliance, not it's shape, which is yet another way to classify diamonds.
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Diamond Clarity

The Clarity of a diamond refers to the number, type, size and location of spots, orinclusions inside a diamond.
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Diamond Carat

Carat weight refers to the size of a diamond, and is one of the largest factors in determining it's price.