What about the 4 C’s?

What about the 4 C’s?

November 25, 2018

If you are on-line thinking about choosing a diamond, I’m sure as part of your research you will have come across the 4 C’s. This is good basic information that will help you understand some of the ways in which we categorise diamonds.

I’m not going to go over the 4’c’s here as there are lots of places that explain the science very well. Try the GIA https://4cs.gia.edu/en-us/4cs-diamond-quality/ after all they invented the system.

It is important to understand the 4 C’s as part of choosing a diamond. But, you must try resist getting too hung up on diamonds having to be a specific Colour and or clarity. I would encourage you to look at a diamond first before looking at its paperwork and ask yourself one simple question “do I like the diamond”

For example, just because a diamonds has been graded as D colour does not necessarily mean you will like it more that a G or H colour.  Once you have looked carefully at a diamond and compared it with other diamond, you will then able to make an informed choice based on personal taste.

I like the idea of this personal investment in choice. It makes a memory of this special perchance, which adds incalculably to the jewellery.

To give an example. A very good customer of mine once told me a story of how he chose a diamond for his wife from a set of stones produced from the dealer’s pocket. They were wrapped up carefully in a small cloth and he looked at them a picked the one he liked which was then set into a ring.

What occurred to me after he had told me the story was this happy memory did not include any information about the quality of the diamond in question, but the excitement and fun of choosing the diamonds had stayed with him.

If you are thinking about buying a diamond drop in or contact us to make an appointment for a convenient time. Compare different stones, I can’t promises a cloth bag of diamonds but hopefully you will get the modern equivalent.




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