Education and Industry Standards

The 4Cs: Color, Clarity, Cut, Carat

Don’t overpay for average. Every diamond is a personal mission. Finding the right diamond is all about rarity and value. Diamond quality is measured by the 4Cs:

  • Color
  • Clarity
  • Cut
  • Carat Weight

The four standards are like the equalizer to a stereo. We can move the components to find the exact match you want in a diamond, and Andy’s responsibility is to guide you through the process to find the diamond that maximizes your budget.

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Color

The diamond color is based on the absence of color and the range is from D-to-Z with D being colorless. Most engagement ring diamonds are rated G, H and I.

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Clarity

Diamond clarity quantifies the internal and external characteristics of a diamond.

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Cut

The diamond cut grade measures how well the diamond’s facets interact with light.

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Carat Weight

The carat is the actual weight of a diamond.