4C's Guide for Diamonds

Learn the 4C's for Diamonds and how they determine the quality and value of your diamond.

1. Diamond Carat

Diamond Carat Weight Measures a Diamond’s weight not it's apparent size, although the larger the carat weight the larger the diamond generally is. 

Diamond Carat Weight

2. Diamond Colour

The colour of a diamond is an evaluation of an absence of colour. The whiter and clearer the diamond is the more value the diamond has. JQ Diamonds work with high quality stones and will not provide diamonds lower than a G/H colour grade. 

Read more at  https://4cs.gia.edu/en-us/diamond-color/

Diamond Colour 4c's

3. Diamond Cut

Diamond cut grade is all about the way a diamond interacts with light. The more accurate a diamond is cut the brighter and lighter it is. It essentially has more sparkle. The poorer the cut grade the less it shines. This can affect the quality and inherent value of your diamond. Read more at https://4cs.gia.edu/en-us/diamond-cut/

Diamond Cut 4c's

4. Diamond Clarity

Diamond Clarity tests a diamond for the absence or inclusion of blemishes within the stone itself. These inclusions can be too small for the human eye are are generally tested under a magnification loupe. The more inclusions or blemishes the diamond has the lower the quality of the diamond. A Flawless diamond is without any inclusions or blemishes and is therefore the most sought after and expensive diamond to buy. Read more https://4cs.gia.edu/en-us/diamond-clarity/ 

Diamond Clarity 4C's