How to Buy a Diamond
The 4Cs of Diamonds
Perhaps the most crucial of the 4Cs, cut is the only human contribution to a diamond’s beauty. A well-cut diamond will have more sparkle and brilliance.
A diamond’s color actually refers to its lack of color. Diamond color is graded on a D-to-Z scale, with D meaning no detectable color and Z meaning light color.
Clarity refers to the inclusions and blemishes that occur naturally in a diamond. Graded on a scale from Flawless to Included, diamonds are graded by their lack of inclusions.
Carat refers to a diamond’s weight. Generally, the higher the carat weight, the larger a diamond appears.