What Are the Five C’s of Diamonds?

5 C's of diamonds
The 5 C's of Diamonds

Stressed about how to choose the perfect diamond? Not sure what all the different descriptors of a diamond mean? Simply Majestic understands the importance of finding and designing the perfect diamond, a symbol of your love for your significant other. We understand the commitment of an engagement ring. That is why it is essential to understand the 5 C’s of a diamond. Understanding your stone will allow you to determine the true value of the ring so that you can find the perfect ring for the love of your life.

Cut: Each engagement ring is created to be symbolic and personal. That is why cut is so important. The cut of a diamond determines the radiance of the stone. While nature decides a diamond’s color, clarity, and carat weight, a master craftsman releases its fire, sparkle, and beauty. The cut allows light to travel through the stone before being refracted out the top of the diamond. The most popular diamond cuts currently include round, cushion, pear, and emerald.

Carat: A diamond’s weight is measured in carats. Contrary to popular belief, this does not necessarily directly correlate to size. One carat is divided into 100 points, so a diamond of 75 points weighs .75 carats. Carat weight can be considered the biggest bearing on the overall value of your diamond, but clarity, color, and cut also play a role.

Color: Have you ever heard the saying “less is more?” Well, when determining the color of your diamond, less really does mean more! The more colorless the diamond, the more valuable it becomes. This is because diamonds are graded by color. The chart starts at the colorless grade D and then moves through the alphabet to the light-yellow grade Z. Although diamonds may appear to look white to an untrained eye, most stones display a touch of yellow or brown color. The less color, the more light is able to pass through and the more radiant the stone becomes!

Clarity: Clarity looks at how light will pass through the diamond. This is measured on a scale that ranges from flawless to stones with visible inclusions. Interior inclusions and exterior flaws impact the clarity of the stone. So how does clarity impact the diamond’s value? A flawless diamond is one that has no inclusions or flaws and allows light to pass through without any interference. These rare types of diamonds are the highest quality stone. The fewer inclusions your diamond has, the more valuable it will be.

Confidence: There is so much significance when it comes to finding the perfect diamond to show off for a lifetime. This is why it is so important to have confidence in your diamond choices and in your jeweler. Here at Simply Majestic, we understand that choosing a perfect ring is not just an investment, but a commitment. We will work with you to find the perfect ring for the perfect proposal, regardless of your budget. We specialize in designing custom rings that will match your loved one perfectly. Call us today to start your search!