The Four Cs: Color Grading

The Four Cs: color grading

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the Four Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Clarity Grading

Clarity Grading

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. The creation of the Four Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: An Overview

THUMB 300X200

Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing … [Read more...]

The Grading Report vs The Appraisal.

Report vs Appraisal

Purchasing a diamond ring can be an overwhelming experience, but you always have to ensure that you have your bases covered. After you get through the education process of learning the diamond 4Cs,  there is still one more piece of the puzzle left to explore: understanding the difference between the grading … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Cut Grading

Cut Grade

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. The creation of the Four Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers … [Read more...]

The Four Cs: Carat Weight

The short video below on carat weight, produced by The Gemological Institute of America, will give you a good understanding as to how a diamond’s weight affects its overall value.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the Four Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world. The creation of the Four Cs … [Read more...]