Diamond 101 on the 4 C’s

Color

Diamonds represent a lifetime of love and devotion, but it also has a unique color which symbolizes a special meaning. In nature, diamonds are found in various shades of color such as bright yellow, alluring blue, enchanting green, and the rarest of them all, red diamonds.

Cut

A diamond cut is a style or design guide used when shaping a diamond for polishing such as the brilliant-cut. The cut does not refer to shape (pear, oval) but the symmetry which involves the proportioning and polish of a diamond.

Shape

The shape of a diamond is indicative of the outline or external figure of the diamond. For example, pear-shaped, round brilliant and cushion all refer to the actual shape and appearance of the diamond.

Clarity

Diamond clarity is the quality of diamonds that relates to the existence and visual appearance of internal characteristics of a diamond called inclusions and surface defects are called blemishes.