A guide to diamonds - the four Cs
Listen up – here’s where we get strict with you. You’re about to buy an engagement ring right? But do you know and understand the 4 Cs? What’s that I hear you ask? Sit down, get a pen and paper out and start concentrating. Here is our easy-to-digest guide to diamonds and choosing that all important ring.
For the purpose of categorising diamonds in a simple and easily digestible way, the industry refers to the 4 Cs (Carat, Cut, Clarity, Colour). And here’s what they all mean:
Colour - With diamonds, it is actually the absence of colour and the whiteness of the light emitted that holds greater value. But, as you know, a clear diamond isn’t the only option out there. With current trends, more and more women are opting for coloured diamonds such as pink or yellow. Work out what your other half would ideally like before you start hunting..