4 Cs of Diamonds

Diamonds come in many shapes and sizes, which can make trying to find the best diamond for you and your money a little difficult. If you can learn the 4 Cs of diamonds and talk to a professional jeweler, finding the perfect diamond can be easy. The 4 Cs are color, clarity, cut, and carat. The 4 C’s also help determine the cost of the diamond, which is important for you to know and understand.


Color is used to describe the amount of color a diamond consists of. The color of a diamond can range from colorless to yellow, with more valuable diamond colors ranging between brown, blue, green, pink and red.


Clarity is determined by the purity of the diamond. The number, size, nature, and locations of any internal and external imperfections helps determine what the clarity of the diamond is.


The proportions, finish, symmetry, and polish of a diamond are used to determine the cut. The cut determines the brilliance of the diamond. With the advanced technology of today’s society, the cut of a diamond can be determined in seconds with the help of the Dia-Mension system.

Carat Weight

The weight of a diamond is measured in carats. A one carat diamond would weigh about .2 grams. The larger the carat size, the higher the value. Larger diamonds are harder to find which makes them rarer. Since the larger diamond is rare, it would cost more than a number of smaller diamonds that equaled up to the larger diamond in carat size.


The cost of a diamond is determined by the other 4 C’s; cut, clarity, carat weight, and color. The cost is important in determining which diamond is the one you want because it tells the quality of the diamond. The more a diamond costs, the rarer it is, and the better quality it is. The cost of a diamond usually determines whether it will sell or not depending on the customer.

Now that you know a little about the four Cs of diamonds and how they all factor into the cost of a diamond, call Midtown Jewelers today. One of their trained professional jewelers will be able to help you better understand the 4 Cs and will be able to show you examples. Another good idea to do when looking for a diamond is to give yourself a budget; this will better help you with finding the right diamond. With the help of Midtown Jewelers, you will be able to find the perfect diamond for you and your budget.