Understanding Diamonds

Key essentials about diamonds distilled into simple insights

The 4 Cs

 

Clarity

Diamond Clarity is based on the absence of Inclusions or Blemishes.  Natural diamonds are formed with tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth. Therefore, Diamonds are formed with a variety of internal characteristics called ‘inclusions’ and external characteristics called ‘blemishes'. The greater the absence of inclusions or blemishes, the higher the value of the diamond.

Colour

Typically, a diamond is graded based on the absence of colour. The diamond colour-grading system measures the degree of colourlessness.

 

Many of these diamond colour distinctions are so subtle that they are invisible to the untrained eye. The closer the colour of the diamond to colourless, the higher the value of the diamond.

Cut

Diamond Cut is based on the precise workmanship to fashion a diamond for its proportions, symmetry and polish to deliver the magnificent return of light only possible in a diamond.​​

Carat

The diamond carat weight measures the apparent size of the diamond.

1 Carat is equivalent to 200mg.

 

History of the 4 Cs

 

Anatomy of a Diamond

 

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