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A Diamond is a rare, naturally occurring mineral composed of carbon. It is the
most sought-after gemstoneand the hardest mineral found.   

 

What are the 4Cs of a diamond? 

 

 

 

4cs 

Carat

Is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs.  5 cts weighs exactly 1 gram.  

The greater the caratweight, the rarer, and more valuable the diamond becomes because larger diamonds are more rare and more desirable.

But two diamonds of equal carat weight can have very different values (and prices) depending on three other factors; cut, color and clarity. 

                                             
                                                                                                           Color

The less color, the rarer the diamond! 

Diamonds range from colorless to yellow/ light brown  

& are sometimes found in a spectrum of fancy colors of yellow, blue, even red diamonds. 

 The colors of diamonds are identified by color-grading scale  D-Z.  

 

color scale

      D  - colorless               E-F - colorless   
     G-J - near colorless     K-M - faint yellow 
     N-R - very light yellow  S-Z - light yellow 

 

 

Cut

The actual definition of cut is the quality of the proportions and symmetry of the diamond.

The diamond's proportions make a big difference on how brightly the diamond shines. We often think of a diamond's cut as shape (round, princess, ...), but a diamond's cut grade is really about how well a diamond's facets interact with light.

An 'ideal cut'  is one that allows the maximum amount of light to return through the top of the diamond.

 

Clarity   

clarity

 

No diamonds are perfectly pure. Diamonds are composed of mostly carbon. During the heating process, other elements

become trapped inside. These inclusions help identify the clarity of a diamond. 

To the naked eye, a VS1 and an SI2 diamond may look exactly the same, but these diamonds are quite different in terms of overall quality.

 

 Shapes 

diamond shapes to wear and love.

shapes