People often mistakenly believe that the 4C’s of a diamond refer to Carat, Cut, Clarity, and Colour. These 4C’s, also known as the Four Cs of Diamond Quality actually correspond to Carat weight, Cut Quality, Clarity (or how many inclusions), and Colour.
Purchasing a diamond does not have to be a stressful endeavour. This guide is intended to provide you with the knowledge you need to confidently assess diamond quality and value.
It covers the 4Cs of Diamonds – Cut, Colour, Clarity, and Carat Weight – which are the most significant factors to consider when purchasing a diamond.
Weight in Carats
The word carat comes from the word carob, which refers to a Mediterranean seed with a very stable weight for measurement. The larger the diamond’s carat weight, the rarer and more precious it gets. One gramme equals five metric carats.
Some folks are looking for the biggest diamond they can find. If size is important to you, SYNDIORA will help you choose the right cut, colour, and clarity to match your budget and complement your jewellery. Depending on the size and style of setting, each ring has distinct size limits. Although prong settings may be adjusted to suit almost any size diamond, tension-set diamonds and bezel-set diamonds have additional size restrictions.
The quality of the diamond’s dimensions and symmetry is the fundamental meaning of cut. The dimensions of your diamond have a significant impact on how brightly it shines. The depth, table size, crown height, angle, girdle thickness, and other factors go into creating a ‘ideal cut’ diamond, which enables the most amount of light to pass through the top of the diamond. Our diamond experts will gladly assist you in determining the ideal diamond cut for you.
After a raw diamond is mined, it is analysed to find the best feasible cut for optimal clarity, colour, and carat weight. The terms ‘cut’ and ‘shape,’ such as round brilliant or princess cut, are frequently misunderstood.
Hue diamonds range in colour from colourless to yellow or light brown, and can come in a variety of exotic colours such as yellow, blue, and even red. The rarer the diamond, the less colour it has.
G-J stands for “near colourless.”
Faint Yellow (K-M)
Very Light Yellow (N-R)
Light Yellow (S-Z)
Diamonds turn fancy yellow after the hue ‘Z’ on the colour scale.
Carbon makes up the majority of Clarity Diamonds. Other elements become trapped inside the diamond during the heating process, giving each diamond its own unique fingerprint. These inclusions aid in determining your diamond’s clarity.
F – A professional grader cannot see any inclusions or defects.
VVS1-VVS2 – Inclusions are tough to detect even by a professional grader.
VS1-VS2 – Inclusions are readily apparent but are small in nature.
SI1-SI2 – A good grader can detect inclusions.
I1-I3 – Inclusions are noticeable and may detract from transparency and brightness.
This is all about the 4C’s of Diamonds, you can shop for the CVD and lab grown diamonds and jewellery at SYNDIORA.COM