The 4 C’s of diamonds

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4 C

When shopping for diamonds, you must not only consider the price tag, but also and more importantly the quality of the gems. There are 4 ‘C’s that we use to evaluate a gem, which are the following: cut, color, clarity and carat. Each of these factors alter the quality of a diamond differently, and the rarity of a diamond is based on every single one of those features

The Cut of the Diamond

The most important of which is the cut of the diamond, because the diamond will reflect light based on how it is shaped, which also means the sparkle of the diamond is based on the shape of the edges.

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The Colour of Diamond

The color of the diamond is also very important. The rarest are the colorless ones, while most of the others have a tint of yellow or brown. The GIA color scale is used to evaluate the color of a diamond

The Clarity of the Diamond

The clarity characteristics of a diamond are inclusions and blemishes, with the relative absence of these two aspects, clarity is achieved. The GIA clarity scale is used

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Carat of the Diamond

The weight of a diamond is measured in carats, one metric carat is two-tenths (0.2) of a gram.