Getting Started: The 4 C's
To differentiate between each unique diamond there is a universally accepted standard used to describe and grade each stone. This is known as the 4 C’s: Cut, Colour, Clarity, and Carat. Using the 4 C’s you can assess the quality of any diamond. Each of the 4 C’s should be considered equally when comparing diamonds but the cut is usually seen as the most defining characteristic.