16 Jan Diamond 4’Cs
It is imperative for one to understand the 4 C’s of diamond quality – whether one is a manufacturer, supplier, or buyer – only to ensure that you understand the diamonds you are manufacturing, selling, or buying. The basic knowledge about a diamond will let you know its quality, which can help you estimate its original value and price.
- Diamond Color – The colour of the diamond depicts its value. The lesser colour in the stone, the more valuable it is. You may not be able to make out much difference with the naked eye, but you must understand that the colour of the diamond directly impacts the overall quality and price of the stone.
- Diamond Clarity – The clarity depicts the amount, size, and placement of internal inclusions and external blemishes in the diamond. It could be “flawless” with no imperfections, or “included” with a significant number of imperfections.
- Diamond Cut – The cut here refers to not the shape, but to the proportion and arrangement of the diamond’s facets and the quality of workmanship. The cut determines the amount of brilliance and sparkle of the diamond. Grades range from excellent to poor.
- Diamond Carat – The carat is nothing but the diamond’s weight. The higher the weight, the more expensive the stone. However, two diamonds of equal weight can have very different qualities and prices when the other three C’s are considered.
For a buyer’s eyes, a diamond can always “look” beautiful. But, how beautiful it actually is, in terms of characteristics, can only be determined by understanding the above mentioned 4 C’s, which can provide you with the information you need to know a diamond’s actual quality.