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post-title Diamonds 101: A Basic Breakdown of the 4 C’s

Diamonds 101: A Basic Breakdown of the 4 C’s

Diamonds 101: A Basic Breakdown of the 4 C’s
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custom engagement ringWhen you’re designing a custom engagement ring, you really need to understand the four C’s of diamonds: color, cut, clarity, and carat weight. Each of these elements plays a role in the beauty of the diamond. Here is a basic breakdown of the features that go into custom ring design.

Color

Diamond jewelry can actually come in quite a few colors. When you’re picking out your custom engagement ring, you want to take these colors into consideration. Color is graded in terms of how white or colorless the diamond is. Colorless diamonds are the rarest. Other natural colors are thought to be fancier, and their color grading is different from white colorless diamonds. Those colors include blue, red, pink, green, and more.

Cut

The cut is arguably the most important element when it comes to custom engagement rings. The cut refers to the diamond’s angles, fire, scintillation, proportions, symmetrical facets, and finishing details. The grade for a diamond cut is on a scale of Ideal, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, and Poor. It ultimately determines what the shape will look like in the final product. The cut also influences the brilliance, or sparkle, of diamond wedding jewelry.

Clarity

Diamonds have characteristics that make them unique. These characteristics are called inclusions if they are internal and the external characteristics are known as blemishes. It is very difficult to find diamonds without these characteristics. However, they are often so small that you can’t see them without a microscope.

Carat

Many people think that a diamond’s carat is the size, but it’s actually the weight. This means that two one-carat diamonds might be different sizes. One carat equals one-fifth of a gram, and it’s subdivided into 100 points.

On average, the price for an engagement ring is about $5,598. The color, cut, clarity, and carat weight will certainly have an impact on the price, so it’s important to understand all of these facets. Before you go crazy and start designing the “perfect” ring for your significant other, remember that they will love it because you designed it just for them.

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