Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 11:14 am by Administrator
Like snowflakes, no two diamonds are alike. Every diamond is special and no one will have one exactly like yours. There are 4 C’s in describing diamonds: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight. You have to decide what is most important to YOU when buying a diamond. In my opinion when you are buying a diamond it’s a little give and take. Here are the 4 C’s
Of all the 4Cs, cut has the greatest effect on a diamond’s beauty. In determining the quality of the cut, the grader evaluates the cutter’s skill in the fashioning of the diamond; technology. The more precise the cut, the more captivating the diamond is to the eye.
Gem-quality diamonds occur in many hues. In the range from colorless to light yellow or light brown. Colorless diamonds are the rarest. Other natural colors (Blue, Red, Pink for example) are known as fancy – their color grading is different than from white diamonds.
Diamonds can have internal characteristics known as inclusions or external characteristics known as blemishes. Diamonds without inclusions or blemishes are rare; however, most characteristics can only be seen with magnification.
The carat is the diamond’s physical weight measured in metric carats. One carat equals 1/5 gram and is subdivided into 100 points. Carat weight is the most objective of the 4Cs. It involves no estimates, comparisons or judgments.
( Blog taken from apr. 2013 posted by LW)