If you are planning to get engaged, understanding the 4C’s is an important part of the
selection process. All four of the C’s work in harmony, and each is important in its own
right. Let us help you choose the perfect diamond that is as special as she is.
The cut refers to the proportions (i.e., height, width) and facets of a diamond. A well-cut
stone reflects more light, creating more sparkle.
Diamonds come in a range of colors, from colorless to faint yellow, brown, pink,
blue, and green. A colorless diamond allows white light to pass through it and be
dispersed as rainbows of color. As a rule, the closer a diamond is to colorless, the
more valuable and beautiful it is.
Clarity is an indication of a diamond’s purity. Diamonds frequently have inclusions,
or small flaws, air bubbles, scratches, or other minerals inside the diamond. The less
inclusions a diamond has, the more valuable and beautiful it is.
The scale for grading diamond’s clarity is:
Diamonds and other gemstones are weighed in metric carats: one carat is equal to 0.2 grams, about the same weight as a paperclip. Don’t confuse carat with karat, as in “18K gold,” which refers to gold purity.