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The 4 C’s of a diamond

The 4 C’s of a diamond
April 24, 2015 kiky-admin

Less than 10% of diamonds are considered to have an “ideal” cut in the market. KIKY Jewelers will explain various types and qualities of diamonds and costs associated with their differences. To find the best quality diamond, contact KIKY Jewelers..

Cut not only refers to a diamonds shape, but more importantly its proportions. A well-proportioned diamond ring brings outs the maximum beauty. Diamonds cut too deep or shallow lose light through the side or bottom, resulting in loss of brilliance.

The best and most beautiful color for a diamond is no color at all. The Gemological Institute of America has created a scale to measure diamond color, ranging from D (colorless) to Z (yellow). Fancy color diamonds are graded Z and higher.

Like people, diamonds have natural birthmarks that vary in size, shape, quantity and color. Clarity is the degree to which a diamond is free from inclusion and blemishes, which can hinder the light as it passes through your diamond. Clarity, along with color, is what gives a diamond its sparkle.

Diamonds are weighed in units called carats. As the carat weight of a diamond increases, so does its price and rarity. A carat is measured in increments called points. One carat is equal to 100 points. Carat weight is the easiest of the 4 Cs to determine, because it is measured on a diamond scale.