You’ve probably heard of the 4Cs of diamonds: carats, cut, color, and clarity. And when you’re shopping for an engagement ring or other piece of diamond jewelry, it’s easy to compare carats, which represent the weight of the diamonds. For example, a smaller diamond might weigh .5 carats, and a larger one might weigh 1 or more carats. If you pay attention only to the carat weight, however, you’re missing the other 3 important cs: cut, color, and clarity. It’s these 3 attributes that affect a diamond’s quality.
The following explains more about cut, color, and clarity and how they affect a diamond’s appearance and value: Continue reading Know Your Diamonds: Cut, Color and Clarity