At A Glance
- Become familiar with the primary characteristics a diamond is graded for, known as the "Four C's"
- Learn what qualities make a diamond more valuable and which ones to prioritize when buying
- Shop with confidence after reading this thorough Diamond Education Guide
Why is diamond education important?
Like all important purchases, knowledge is power. When purchasing a diamond it is very important to understand what precisely makes a diamond more valuable and the qualities that affect the diamond's appearance the most. This Diamond Education Guide will afford you all the information you will need to make an informed decision on your purchase and precisely what grades of the diamond's characteristics that you should look for.
What are the "Four C's"?
The "Four C's" were developed by the Gemological Institute of America, or the GIA, to create a unified system for grading diamonds. Thus, whether you are purchasing a diamond in Paris, California, or Beirut, the diamond's qualities will be described on the same grading system. The "Four C's" consists of:
You will learn in detail about each of the characteristics that a diamond is graded on in this Diamond Education Guide, providing you with a clear idea of which qualities to look out for. Some characteristics carry greater import, as they influence the appearance of the diamond more apparently or its value. After completing this guide, you'll be able to weigh what characteristics are most important to you and choose the grades that suit both your desires and budget. Ultimately, it's about finding the perfect value between your budget and the quality of a diamond.