What are The 4 C’s?

The 4C’s are Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat

Colour is one of the most important characteristics that determine the value of a diamond. An ideal diamond is totally devoid of all body colour ( colourless). Probably the only time in your life you will want something that is colourless! If you want a rare diamond they come in saturated colours such as yellow, pink, blue, green, champagne, black and rarest of all red.

Diamonds are graded on a precise colour scale established by the Gemmological Institute of America ( GIA). These range from colourless D-F and Near colourless G-J down through a progression of tinted and lighter colours K-Z. Fancy diamonds-where an intensive hue is an asset-range from Fancy light to Fancy to Fancy Intense (a good band name).

Diamond Grading scale