Cut: When we think about the cut of a diamond
we often think of the shape. When in fact, the cut refers to how
well light reflects off the facets. This element is by far the most
technical of the four, but is essential in ensuring the beauty of
Clarity: The clarity of a diamond can vary
which is what can make them so different. Each blemish or inclusion
can be missed by the naked eye and trained grading experts are
required to access the quality.
Colour: All precious gems are assessed using an
colour grading chart. The chart's grades range from D to Z.
D being colourless and Z being lightly coloured. Determining the
differences between colour can be difficult to distinguish as some
are very subtle. However, the tone of the diamond is
quintessential, as it can determine quality and price.
Carat: Carat differences of a diamond refer to the
weight of the stone. Typically, the higher the carat, the higher
the price. This is due to larger diamonds being rare and more
desirable. Nonetheless, the value does not depend solely on the
carat weight, as all 4Cs need to be taken into consideration.