Wednesday, September 16, 2009

** Selecting Diamonds-Chapter 1

Diamonds are graded for certification by laboratories using grading criteria. Four of these criteria are critical to understand when making a diamond purchase or investment.
Known as the “Four C’s” these criteria are: color, cut, clarity and carat. Color is he result of the composition of a diamond and it does not change. When a jeweler is describing the color of a diamond they are referring to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Because a diamond with no color allows maximum light to pass through, colorless diamonds are preferred for their sparkle.
To be continued...


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