• The value of a diamond is determined by four factors, commonly known as the four Cs:

    Carat, Clarity, Colour and Cut.

    Below is a brief overview, but one of our experts will be more than happy to go through these in more depth with you in-store. 

    • Carat
      Refers to the weight of the diamond, but not necessarily the size.
       
      Carat
    • Clarity

      Diamonds often contain unique marks - either internal (inclusions) or external (blemishes). 'Clarity' refers to the absence of these inclusions and blemishes, those without marks being extremely rare and therefore the most valuable.

      Clarity
    • Colour

      Generally, the less 'Colour' a diamond has, the higher its value – with most commercial diamonds ranging from colourless to near-colourless.

      Colour
    • Cut
      The resplendence of a diamond depends more on 'Cut' quality than any other factor. The GIA Diamond Cut Grading System assesses the 'Cut' of a diamond by seven criteria: Brightness, Scintillation, Weight Ratio, Polish, Durability, and Symmetry.
       
      Cut