The 4 C’s of a Diamond are the 4 main factors that determine the value of one of the most emotional investments you will ever make. Each diamond is unique and each of these factors individually play an important role in the valuation of a diamond.
- Color in diamonds, most of the time, refers to the absence of color. The less color a diamond has, the more value is placed on that stone.
- Clarity determines the amount and placement of a diamond’s identifying internal characteristics. This can include internal imperfections and blemishes the stone may have. Diamond Clarity ranges from I (Included), SI (Slightly Included), Very Slightly Included (VS), Very Very Slightly Included (VVS), Internally Flawless (IF).
- Cut refers to the distribution of the facets and the quality of workmanship when the stone was finished and polished. This quality helps to attribute to the brilliance and sparkle of a diamond. Cut ranges from Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, & Poor.
- Carat basically refers to the diamond’s physical weight. Generally speaking, the more weight, the more expensive the stone can get to be.