A guide to understand the 4 C’s
Each Diamond has their own fingerprint with their own characteristics – the 4Cs relate to Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat weight.
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The important part is to know what to look for and to have a trained eye to see the difference of 2 diamonds which look the same on paper/ and the certificate but one is dull or even lifeless and the other sparkles and has “ character”.
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Every natural diamond has a a slight tint of yellow. The closer to being “colourless” a diamond is, the rarer it is.
Another important thing to look out for is the fluorescence. It might not be as valuable on the open market as it sometimes reduces the price and can dulls a stone. But sometimes it also can enhance colour and make the stone look brighter than it is.
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FANCY COLOURED DIAMONDS
Coloured Diamonds are some of the rarest – It has been estimated that only one in every 10,000 natural diamonds is classed as a fancy colour diamond.
Some colours and depths of shade are rarer than others but do remember to watch out for the last word in the laboratory’s colour description as it is actually the main colour.
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