4 C's of Diamonds

Carat

 

Let's start with the easiest of the C's to explain. Carat is the physical weight of the stone. The bigger the carat, the bigger the stone.

 

Cut

 

Cut does not mean the shape of stone you are looking for like many believe. Diamonds are given a cut grade that determines how well the facets are cut to produce the most fire. Each of the diamond shapes are subject to different cut grade scales to specifically fit that shapes ideal sparkle. Cut is probably the most overlooked of the diamond criteria, but it can make all the difference in the brilliance or dullness of a diamond.

 

Color

 

The color of a diamond is very important. From the brightest whites to the deepest blacks and every color in between color has a lot to do with the desirability and cost of the stone. With white diamonds, typical of enagament rings, color rating starts at the letter D. D sybolizes that the stone is colorless and the rating of the color continues down the alphabet becoming more yellow or brown tone as you move further from a D grade. 

That being said diamonds with color grades in the higher section of the scale look nice and bright white too don't think you need to look for a diamond color D in order to have a beautiful white stone.

 

Clarity

 

The clarity of a diamond is crucial to a clean clear stone. 

 

Other important diamond criteria

  • Flouescense

  • Shape

Precious Metals

Gold

 

 

Platinum

 

 

Silver

Birthstones

 

Birthstones are always an excellent choice for a gift. 

  • January - Garnet

  • February - Amethyst

  • March - Aquamarine

  • April - Diamond

  • May - Emerald

  • June - Alexandrite or Pearl

  • July - Ruby

  • August - Peridot

  • September - Sapphire

  • October - Pink Tourmaline or Opal

  • November - Citrine

  • December - Zircon

Anniversaries

Birthstones are always an excellent choice for a gift. 

  • January - Garnet

  • February - Amethyst

  • March - Aquamarine

  • April - Diamond

  • May - Emerald

  • June - Alexandrite

  • July - Ruby

  • August - Peridot

  • September - Sapphire

  • October - Pink Tourmaline

  • November - Citrine

  • December - Blue Zircon

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