What are the 4 C’s?
The cut of a diamond refers to its shape and symmetry. It is the most important of the 4Cs because it has the greatest influence on a diamond’s sparkle.
The color of a diamond refers to its lack of color. This is the second most important of the 4C’s. The less color, the higher the color grade.
The clarity of a diamond refers to the amount of internal and external “inclusions” or blemishes of a diamond. The fewer and less visible the inclusions, the higher the clarity grade.
A diamond’s carat refers to its weight, not it’s size. Consider cut and carat together; a larger carat diamond with a poor cut grade can appear smaller than a smaller diamond with a higher cut grade.