The 4C's

Before making the decision to purchase a diamond, you should understand the 4C's - Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat. All diamonds are graded using the 4C's grading system to determine quality. The combination of these four characteristics is what makes each and every diamond unique and beautiful.



What makes a diamond sparkle? It is created by the cut of the diamond, which is why you should pay close attention to the first of the 4C's.

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Although diamonds come in a variety of colors, you should know that it is in fact the lack of color, or "whiteness," that increases the value of a diamond.

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Minor flaws or "inclusions" affect the clarity of most diamonds. However, you might find that you don't need to buy that flawless diamond after all.

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Does size matter? Maybe not as much as you might have thought, because carat is actually a measure of a diamond's weight, not just it's size.

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