The Four C's
When people plan to make a purchase of an engagement ring, it is ideal to research about diamonds .
There are so many factors which can determine the price of a diamond and the information about the "4 C's" are most helpful. It details factors which can explain the huge variations on the price of diamonds. This may help you to decide a budget which is vital to stick to.
People are unaware that there is a fifth C - Certification (Also known as a Diamond Grade Report).
The Diamond Certificate, is a complete evaluation of your diamond and those certificates from respected laboratories have been performed by a qualified professional with the help of special gemmological instruments. Each stone bears its own recognisable and individual characteristics, which is listed on the certificate
When purchasing certified diamonds it is important to understand the diamond grading criteria used by the laboratories performing the certification. We use the world's most respected laboratory, the G.I.A. To find out more about the GIA, see here.
Diamond grading covers numerous aspects of each individual diamond's qualities, but there are four grades which are critical to understand:
- colour; and
- carat weight (ct)
You can learn more about how diamonds are graded by clicking the links below.