What are the Cs of diamond?
Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat
Take a few minutes to study the 4 Cs (Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat) of diamonds below and become an informed engagement ring shopper.
What are the 4 C’s of judging a diamond quality?
GIA created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. Today, the 4Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world.
What does C mean in diamonds?
Fortunately, the most important elements when purchasing a diamond can easily remembered because they begin with the letter “C”. You may have heard of “the four C’s” which are cut, clarity, color and carat. Learning about the 4 C’s will help guide you on your way to making the perfect diamond purchase.
What are the 3 Cs when buying a diamond?
The 3 C’s, cut, clarity, and carat weight, make a huge difference when purchasing a diamond. Of all of the C’s, the cut is the most important one when it comes to technically analyzing the stone. The diamond transmits light, and the cut determines how much of that light interacts with the facets in the stone.
What is CS in jewelry?
The four Cs are the carat, cut, clarity, and color of a diamond and are used to determine its value. Cut describes a stone’s shape and facets, which make it sparkle; clarity measures its purity; carats measure its mass.
Is VS better than VS2?
A VS1 diamond has slightly fewer and smaller inclusions than a VS2 diamond. In other words, a VS1 diamond is slightly better than a VS2 diamond.
Is VS2 good quality diamond?
Diamonds with a VS2 clarity grade offer you the best balance of beauty and affordability. We think they are the best diamond value. Buying a diamond that has a lower clarity grade but still no eye-visible inclusions will leave more money in your budget to buy a larger, more beautifully cut diamond.
Is vs SI diamonds real?
VS vs SI diamonds… Both these grades of diamonds are clean to the naked eye and have almost no visible difference when looked at. VS diamonds can be graded as VS1 or VS2. These diamonds are Very Slightly included and have inclusions which can be viewed with a 10x magnification.
Is an I VS2 a good diamond?
Is VS clarity diamond good?
VS1 clarity diamonds are the highest quality diamonds, at least from a clarity perspective, in the VS grading range. A VS1 diamond will have very slight inclusions that are invisible to the naked eye and can typically only be seen under bright lighting and 10x magnification.
Which diamond is better VS or SI?
The larger the diamond, the more visible the inclusions. Therefore, VS2 diamonds in above 2.5 carat range should be carefully inspected. SI1 should be considered eye-clean in the 1 carat range. It can be eye-clean in the 2 carat range depending where the inclusions are located and type of inclusions.