Selecting Diamonds - Know the 'Four Cs'

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There is famous term in diamonds world to categorize; “Four Cs”.

These criteria are: color, cut, clarity and carat. Selecting diamonds for collection or investment must pay attention to these grades. Only several laboratories are licensed to make the grading certification.

It is the result of the composition of a diamond. When a jewel seller is describing the color of a diamond they are referring to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Because a diamond with no color allows maximum light to pass through, colorless diamonds are preferred for their sparkle. The most important of this aspect in diamond is color does not change. Color stays.

It refers to the quality of diamonds reflectivity. Cut is probably the most important of the Four Cs since it determines the brilliance of the diamond itself. Most diamonds are cut with 58 facets. The different angles and the finish of a diamond conclude its ability to reflect light. However, the cut of a diamond can have an impact on its durability as well as its beauty. Unprofessional cutting fault may cause diamond prone to breakage

It can be describe as the value of inclusions in diamonds. The inclusions or inner flaws occur during the formation process of the diamonds in nature. The number and size of these inclusions then determine the brilliance. A flawless diamond must have no surface or internal imperfections visible. Only a skilled diamond grader can judge this using
10 power magnifications. Minimum or no flaws condition will be considered as rare and highly priced.

It is the unit of weight by which diamonds are measured. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams. A carat is divided into 100 segments called points. 150 points would equal one and a half carats.

Diamonds are forever.

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