4Cs OF DIAMOND QUALITY
4 Cs OF DIAMOND QUALITY
The 4Cs stand for the cut, the clarity, the color and the carat of the diamond.
Clarity: a diamond is naturally made up of a crystalline internal structure. This crystallization process takes place during the formation of the stone in the earth. The clarity of a piece of diamond rock refers to as the amount of crystallization in any particular stone. A low-level crystallization makes the rock more valuable and of higher quality.
Color: white diamonds have greater value because of the amount of yellow hue produced when they dispel light. The color chart is by the standard set by GIA.
Carat: this is the unit of weight of the measured stone. A diamond is measured by accurate scales where one carat is equal to 0.2 grams. A carat is equal to 100 points as registered by the GIA
The cut: diamonds come in different geometrical shape. The cut is referred to how many faces are visible. The cut is affected by the way the stone is refined; a brilliant polish produces a finer finish and beauty with its faces visible unlike a dull gem got from an inferior polish. Depending on their polish.