The 4 C’s of a diamond refers to the four main characteristics of Diamonds, which are: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight. These four characteristics are what help classify, identify and determine the price of the Diamond. It is advisable that you make yourself familiar with the 4 characteristics of the diamond before you make your purchase.
ORGIN OF THE 4Cs
Every diamond is a miracle of time and place and chance. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. GIA created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, the 4Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world. The creation of the Diamond 4Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers could now know exactly what they were about to purchase