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The 4Cs

GIA update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = Gemoligical Institute of America) created the 4C's update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = colour, clarity, cut and carat) as a universal method for establishing the quality of a diamond. This meant that diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language and consumers could feel confident when purchasing. The 4Cs: Colour: A diamonds colour grade is determined by the diamonds absence of colour, a diamond of the highest value has no hue. The GIA color scale ranges from D update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = colorless) to Z update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = light). Carat: Diamonds are weighed in Carats. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 points, below one carat can also be desribed by its points alone. Clarity: Most diamonds contain a unique characteristic called an inclusion or blemish. Most clarity charactersitics are far to tiny to be seen by an untrained eye. The GIA clarity scale contains 11 grades from flawless to Included. Cut: The cut of the diamond is what determines the final sparkle of the stone. The quality of the cut will reveal the brightness, fire and scintillation of the diamond. The GIA cut scale ranges from excellent to poor. Any two diamonds of the same carat weight can vary significantly in price dependent on the three remaining factors which make up the 4Cs. Whilst choosing your diamond it is adviseable to look out for the correct certifiaction, this will give you the peace of mind when purchasing engagement rings or diamond jewellery. Here at Steven Stone all of our diamonds are GIA certified. GIA Logo To browse our engagement rings, wedding rings, eternity rings and diamond jewellery selections, visit www.stevenstone.co.uk For the latest lifestyle and fashion blogs, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram