Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight
for a diamond
Color is the prime selection criteria of Diamonds and is classified into grades such as D, H, N and Z. The grading D, E, F and G are very near colorless stones with D being completely colorless.
Clarity defines the presence of blemishes and inclusions in the diamond that makes it price worthy. A flawless diamond is rated FL and is the highest quality in this category, with I1, I2 and I3 (included) being the lowest.
Cut of a diamond defines the sparkle and marvel factor of the stone. The cuts are precise and enhance the look of the diamond. Cut is also an important price factor when selling your diamond. Cut ratings range from Excellent to Poor.
Carat is the weighing unit of Diamonds. One carat weight is equal to 0.2 grams. The higher the carat the larger and more valuable the diamond.
“I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.” -Mary Wortley Montagu