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When it comes to the science behind diamonds, they are graded on their cut, colour, clarity and carat. These four factors are known as the 4 Cs, and it is these attributes that affect the value and quality of a diamond. Understanding the Four C's is the first step in your journey to choosing the perfect diamond ring.
The cut of a diamond describes the symmetry, proportions and finish of a polished diamond. There is an art and science to diamond cutting which requires the skills and workmanship. Diamond cut is not to be confused with the shape of the stone, but rather refers to the quality of workmanship and angles that reflect the maximum amount of light and create the best sparkle. Buying a diamond with a good cut is the first step towards a beautiful diamond ring.
Although diamonds are essentially colourless, the term 'colour' refers white diamonds, which are graded on a scale using the letters of the alphabet from D to Z. The letters are based on the level of colour in the diamond, the rarest being in the 'colourless' D-F range. The closer along the scale you get towards Z, the more yellow is in the diamond. With only the naked eye, it can be difficult to make out the difference between a diamond in the D-F colourless range and the G-J near colourless range, particularly after the diamond has been set within the ring.
Clarity corresponds to the purity of a diamond. Most diamonds have tiny "birthmarks" known as inclusions. A diamond that has minimal inclusions and surface blemishes are rare and more valuable. This is because the smaller and fewer the inclusions, the more light can pass through the diamond, which contributes to its rare beauty. The more clarity your diamond ring has, the more brilliant it will be.
A diamond’s weigh is measured in Carats and points. One carat equals one hundred points (0.01 carat = l point ). One carat is equal to 0.20 grams. The higher the carat weight the more expensive the diamond. Half and full carat diamonds go up in because of their demand. The Carat Weight of a diamond refers to the actual weight of the stone. So therefore, Carat also corresponds to the size of the diamond, as the larger the diamond is, the heavier it is.