Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? We can all appreciate how beautiful diamonds are and we can all admire them. But when it comes to getting your own diamonds (or buying diamonds for someone else), there are three C’s that you need to keep in mind. The three C’s of diamonds are important: the clarity, the cut, and the carat. Let’s explore what you need to know about each of these considerations below.
The first C of diamonds is the clarity of the stone. Clarity has to do with how clear the stone is. In other words, does the diamond have any cloudiness? Are there any imperfections? The ideal diamond is one that is clear and bright with no cloudiness at all. You want your diamond to be fully transparent. The clearer the diamond, the more valuable it is overall. You want a very clear stone for diamond rings.
The next C is the carat of the stone. The carat refers to the size of the stone. The larger the stone, the larger the carat size. Diamonds are the hardest natural substance that exists on the Earth, as they have a Mohs hardness scale rating of 10.
Since they are so strong, you can obtain diamond rings and jewelry featuring a variety of different stone sizes. With softer stones, cracks and damages become more common, making very large carat stones a bit harder to achieve. The larger the stone, the higher the carat value and the higher the overall value of the stone and diamond rings in question
The last C to consider is the cut of the stone. The cut of the stone adds to the brilliance of the stone and the jewelry overall. Brilliance refers to how much light is reflected from the stone and from the way that the stone is cut. More facets equals more brilliance, which means that the stone is going to be even more stunning to the eye.
There are tons of different cuts for stones for diamond rings and jewelry, like round, princess, and pear. The cut of the stone is going to determine value as well. For stones that are cut with more difficult cuts, they are going to be more valuable than those stones that are cut with very typical shapes.
Now that you understand the three C’s of diamonds, you’ll be in a better position to pick out diamond rings and other diamond jewelry with confidence. For more information or to start your jewelry journey with us, get in touch with Markmans today.