Monday, 29 August 2016

Diamonds and their Four Cs

Here at JAREEYA, we don't sit still and work hard to provide you with a great and informative website. Not just for shopping, but also to provide you with some more insights and knowledge of the fantastic world of fine jewellery.

We put the first few articles together that deal with diamonds and what is to know about them. To start with, you can read about the famous Four Cs, to give you a quick starting point. This article summarises the four most commonly evaluated attributes of diamonds: Colour, Clarity, Carat weight and Cut.

Since the article is on our site, we do not go into too much detail here and instead only give a very brief summary of the four Cs here, to give you a taste what is discussed on our website:

Colour: The diamond's colour, graded from D (colourless) to Z (light yellow colour). The less colour a diamond has, the more valuable it generally is. Fancy coloured diamonds are not covered by the colour grading system of the four Cs.

Clarity: Looks at internal and surface defects of diamonds. Blemishes, inclusions, cracks, etc. all diminish the value of a diamond and in more severe cases can limit the durability of the stone itself. Flawless diamonds are priced the highest. Assessing the clarity of a diamond is a complex subject and requires the competence of a skilled grader.

Carat Weight: The title says it all: How heavy a particular stone is, measured in the units of Carat. One carat equals 0.2g (1/5 of a gram) and it is divided into 100 sub-units called points. All other factors being equal, the heavier a diamond is, the more expensive it is, although exceptions do exist when demand is higher for smaller stones.

Cut: Describes how a diamond is cut. The most common cut is brilliant (or round) cut. Other cuts are cushion, baguette, heart or fancy cut. Brilliant cut diamonds normally maximise a stone's beauty but other cuts may be suited better, depending on type of jewellery, to preserve an uncut stone's weight or to eliminate unsightly inclusions.

If you want to go into more details than just scratching the surface of the four Cs, then we also provide you with some more detailed articles for each of the four Cs, but without getting too technical. Currently, the following articles are available for you to browse:
We hope you find the articles of interest and enjoy the read.

Best wishes,

Your JAREEYA-Team


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