All of the four “C”s factors come into the pricing of a diamond. So you see training is important;
- Cut – The grade of the cut determines how much light is returned out of the top of the diamond, the measure of the diamond’s sparkle or brilliance.
- Color – The grade of the color refers to the whiteness of a diamond, or the lack of color in the diamond.
- Clarity – The grade of the claity is defined by the type and size of natural occurring inclusions found within the diamond.
- Carat Weight – The size of the stone is the actual carat weight of the diamond.
Certification of the four “C”s
The certification for gemstones can be found at the following two certification experts web training sites.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) http://howtobuyagemstone.gia.edu/
and the American Gem Society Laboratories (AGSL) http://agslab.com/
Stop in today and Terry will appraise your diamond.