We will continue our discussion about the other C’s factor that is used to determine the right diamond to buy. On the last article, we have discuss about the first two C’s which are stand for clarity and carat. On this article we will discuss the rest two C’s which stands for cut and color of the diamond.
The diamond’s cut indicate the diamond physical shapes. In nature, diamonds can have various shapes such as oval, heart, round or any other shapes. And then the gemstones will be going through other process to accentuate its natural shapes or to change its original shapes.
The gemstones will be cut according to its proportion, angles and symmetry and then polished to make it more appealing and beautiful. The cut will affect the diamond’s ability to reflect the light.
The objective of this process is to avoid the loss of the light because the cutting process and to achieve the “fine cut” where it can fully reflect the light and create brilliance sparkle from the diamonds. To get this purpose the jeweler must plan the right cutting angle and the amount of cutting that is needed by each diamond. The jeweler’s skills and precision craftsmen in this process will affect the overall quality and the price of the diamonds.
The diamond’s color will affect the diamond quality and value, where the clear diamond without any tinted color has the highest rank. The color of the diamond is classified from D grade to the Z grade, where the D grade is the highest rank from the diamond color.
But, that not necessary mean that tinted or colored diamonds will have lower price. Some red, blue, canary yellow and pink diamonds become a collector’s item with a very high price attach to it.
The 4C’s is the most important factor to determine the overall value of a diamond. Now that you have learn the basic of the 4C’s, it is hope that it will make it easier for you to choose and determine the right diamond that you want to buy.