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The 4C’s of a Diamond: Understanding Quality



Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat weight are the qualities that come together to define the unique beauty of your diamond. The 4C’s also determine the value of your diamond. While all of the 4C’s are important, the one that is most critical is Cut. Understanding the 4C’s can help you choose the diamond that suits both your lifestyle and your budget.

Discover what each of the 4C’s means below.


A diamond’s cut can be the most important C.

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Diamonds come in many colors, but white is considered highest on the grading scale.

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Diamonds are a product of nature, birthmarks and all.

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People often mistake carats as a measurement of size, but they actually measure weight.

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