Even though all the 4Cs are important, some can be more important than others. We have asked our most senior gemmologist his opinion and tips for today’s savvy buyers out there. You will enjoy this short guide and we hope it will shed some light on the process of choosing your perfect diamond.
The most important!
Out of the 4Cs “Carat” takes the first spot for many reasons.
1. The first thing you see is the size of the diamond.
2. The first question asked by all her friends will be “What size is your diamond?”.
3. It makes the biggest difference in price out of all the 4Cs.
Tip 1: Go as big as your budget allows. You will never regret getting a diamond that is too big. But you will regret getting one that is too small.
Tip 2: About 20% of all the diamonds we sell are for couples upgrading their original diamond ring. So, going for a bigger diamond initially, usually means not needing to upgrade in the future.
This is the second most important because the colour is noticeable to the naked eye. When the budget allows, try to go for G colour and higher.
D-F are very white colourless diamonds. G-J are near colourless. K and below are slightly yellow. The lower the colour, the more yellow it will be and more noticeable.
Tip 1: If you want to save some money or want to get a bigger diamond still within your budget H colour is a great option.
Tip 2: If you happen to choose a ring that is all yellow gold, you can easily go down to an I (India) colour, as the yellow will bring out the white in the diamond, making it look about a G colour because of the contrast.