Diamond Buying Guide: 4Cs

Updated: Sep 1, 2020

All people who are interested in diamonds are talking about the 4Cs. If you never heard this before don’t worry, we’ll explain what you need to know in this post. The 4Cs are really important to understand a diamond’s value and price.

  • Color : Diamond occur in many different of colors including gray, brown, white, blue, orange, red, black and purple. In most diamonds, experts looking for the absence of the color. The less color in the stone, the more valuable it is. For the white stone, the most expensive one would be colorless. The difference between some colorless diamonds are not visible to the naked eye, however it impacts the diamond’s quality and value.

  • Clarity : Diamond clarity describes the quality of stones that shows the existence and visual appearance of internal characteristics of a diamond which are inclusions and blemishes.

  • Cut : A diamond cut is a style used when experts shape a diamond for polishing like the brilliant cut. Cut doesn’t tell us anything about the shape of diamond such as pear or oval. Diamond cut affects the way light is reflected which is how sparky it is. Cut is all about the proportion and arrangement its facets and the quality of workmanship.

  • Carat : Diamond carat refers to a diamond’s weight. That means the higher the carat weight, the more expensive the diamond. A metric carat is equal is equal to 200 milligrams. Each carat subdivided into 100 points. For example, a 2 carat diamond equals to 400 milligrams.

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