There’s a little term in the diamond world which you’ve probably heard – The Four Cs. Truth be told, there are actually five “Cs” of which you should be aware, and they are outlined here in direct relation to overall quality vs. value in diamond engagement rings NC.
These Four Cs represent the characteristics of Cut, Clarity, Carat Weight and Color. The fifth represents the diamond’s certificate – another important element in the determination of value of diamond engagement rings North Carolina.
Cut: Many people think that the cut of stones in diamond engagement rings North Carolina refers to the style, i.e. princess cut, round cut, marquis cut, etc. In fact, that aspect of an engagement ring is actually referred to as its shape. Cut, on the other hand, refers specifically to the precision with which the diamond has been crafted. The more precise the cuts, the more light are able to be refracted throughout the stone, which is the single largest factor in determining that inner fire and brilliance which enamors us so. A cut of “excellent”
Clarity: The clarity grade of diamond engagement rings North Carolina is based on the number and size of flaws inherent in and on the stone. Internal flaws are referred to as inclusions, and minor ones have very little effect on the appearance of the stone, as they are rarely even visible to the naked eye. External flaws are referred to as blemishes and should be considered carefully with regard to appearance.
Carat Weight: The carat weight of diamond engagement rings North Carolina can refer to a single solitaire or to the total weight of all the diamonds, including accents.
Color: The color rating of diamond engagement rings NC actually refers to the absence of color, and a grade of “colorless”