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4 C's of Diamonds: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight
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The 4 C's can be confusing, but luckily, the team at East Islip Jewelers has experience and know-how in working with diamonds. Let us fully explain each characteristic to you and show you the difference.
Give us your budget, and we can help you find a beautiful certified stone that gives you the best bang for your buck. When you're looking for a diamond, you're not just looking for the right diamond — you want the perfect one. We are there for you.
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When purchasing diamonds, you want to look at four different things, known as the 4 C's: cut, clarity, color, and carat. All of these things together make up the value of the gem.
- Many people confuse cut with the shape of a diamond. Diamonds are cut into a number of shapes, depending on the nature of the rough stone. The most popular are:
The choice is largely a matter of your preference. Whatever the shape, however, a well-cut diamond is the work of a master diamond cutter. When cut to good proportions, the diamond is better able to handle light, creating more scintillation, more sparkle.
- Diamonds are found with a range of colors, from feint yellow or brown through to the very rare pinks, blues, greens and other colors known as "fancies." However, the best color for a diamond is no color.
It is a totally colorless diamond that allows white light to pass effortlessly through it and be dispersed as rainbows of color.
- To determine a diamond's clarity, it is viewed under 10-power magnification by a trained eye. Most diamonds contain very tiny natural inclusions.
However, the fewer and smaller the inclusions are, the less likely it is that they will interfere with the passage of light through the diamond, and the more beautiful the diamond will be.
Diamonds, more than any other gemstone, have the capability to produce the maximum amount of brilliance. A diamond that is free of interior or exterior inclusions is very rare and therefore more valuable. So, the clearer the diamond, the clearer your choice.
- This is the weight of the diamond measured in carats. One carat is divided into 100 "points" so that a diamond of 75 points weighs .75 carats. Carat-weight is the easiest of the 4C's to determine.
But two diamonds of equal weight can have very unequal value, depending on their cut, color and clarity. Fine quality can be found in diamonds of all shapes and sizes.
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Our diamond experts are here to help guide you through the process of selecting a diamond that's everything you want it to be. We'll guide you through the 4C's of diamond buying.