Rules of the Rock
You may have heard of the 4 C’s, so we have given you a small overview of what to look for in your ring:
A good cut allows more light to be reflected from the diamond that leads to more sparkle. Make sure your diamond makes the best use of light. After all, sparkle, or ‘fire’, is what we are all looking for.
Look out for the amount of yellow in the diamond. Common diamonds are yellower in colour and rare diamonds are a clearer white. The closer to white the diamond is, the higher the cost. You want to be looking for the ‘whitest’ diamond that you can afford. The colour scale ranges from D-Z, so you want to be as close to D as possible.
This refers to the number of imperfections in the diamond. There are several different grades of diamond from ‘flawless’ that includes no blemishes under magnification, to ‘included’ that include obvious blemishes. The less flaws the diamond has, the more valuable.
This is done by weight, the greater the weight, the higher the cost. But be careful here - a greater weight does not necessarily mean a better diamond. You need to still focus on the clarity and colour. It is all about getting the perfect balance of the 4 C’s.