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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 4 C's of diamonds!

Knowing how diamonds are graded and classified is the most important factor when looking to purchase one. Our short tutorial and example photos will explain how the 4 C's in diamonds work and come together. The 4C's of diamonds are a globally accepted standard which describes them in COLOR, CLARITY, CUT and CARAT WEIGHT. This is basically the method worldwide being used in the diamond industry professionals classify their goods by.

 

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COLOR

WHAT DOES DIAMOND COLOR MEAN? WHAT IS DIAMOND COLOR?

BASICALLY THE ABSENCE OF COLOR IN A DIAMOND MAKES THE DIAMOND MORE VALUABLE. HUES OF GREY OR YELLOW WILL DECREASE THE VALUE. THE COLOR CHART STARTS WITH D WHICH MEANS COLORLESS CRISP LIKE ICE OR A DROP OF WATER AND GOES ALL THE WAY DOWN TO Z. WE LIKE TO SAY AND BELIEVE THAT ANYWHERE FROM D TO I IS COLORLESS TO THE EYE. 

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CLARITY

WHAT DOES DIAMOND CLARITY MEAN? WHAT IS DIAMOND CLARITY?

DIAMOND CLARITY INDICATES IMPURITIES AND IMPERFECTIONS WHICH CAN BE VISIBLY SEEN BY THE HUMAN EYE OR UNDER MAGNIFICATION. THESE IMPURITIES ARE BEING REFERRED TO AS FLAWS OR INCLUSIONS AS YOU MIGHT HERE YOUR JEWELER SAY. THEY ARE NATURAL CARBON FEATHERS OR CAN BE ALSO REFERRED TO AS DARKER PEPPER INCLUSIONS. BOTH LIGHT AND DARKER INCLUSIONS GET GRADED THE SAME.

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CUT

WHAT DOES DIAMOND CUT MEAN? WHAT IS A DIAMOND'S CUT?

FIRST AND FOREMOST MOST PEOPLE MIGHT THINK OF THE ACTUAL SHAPE OF A DIAMOND WHEN REFERRING TO A DIAMONDS CUT, WHEN IN REALITY THE CUT REFERS TO THE ACTUAL CUTTING PROCESS, THE FACETS AND PROPORTIONS OF IT. DIAMONDS HAVE THE RARE ABILITY TO TRANSMIT LIGHT. THE FACETS ARE KEY TO HOW WELL LIGHT SHINES, HITS THE CULET OF A DIAMOND, WHICH IS THE BOTTOM TIP AND TRANSFERS BACK THROUGH THE TOP OF THE STONE. THIS PROCESS WILL CREATE UNLIMITED SPARKLE, SHINE AND BRILLIANCE.

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CARAT WEIGHT

WHAT DOES CARAT WEIGHT MEAN? WHAT IS CARAT WEIGHT?

METRIC CARATS IS THE STANDARD PRACTICE DIAMONDS GET WEIGHED IN WORLD WIDE. A PROPER DIAMOND SCALE WHICH EVERY JEWELER SHOULD BE EQUIPPED WITH AND USES WILL INDICATE THE DIAMOND WEIGHT, WHICH IT GETS PLACED IN. FOR EXAMPLE 1 CARAT IS EQUAL TO 0.2 GRAMS.