How to buy a diamond

THE 4 C's

Now, let's dive in the sparkling world of diamonds and what you need basically to understand how to buy a diamond.

aurNever mind that you intend to buy a diamond for yourself or as a gift, selecting the right diamond jewelry is as simple as understanding the "Four C's":

  1. Carat weight

  2. Color

  3. Clarity

  4. Cut proportions and finish

Looking after a diamond jewelry you have to understand that the rarity, value and its sparkling is determined by the four factors mentioned above, called simply the 4C's. Although nowadays many consumers can have easy access to the 4C's information, however, understanding how they can determine the value of a diamond is really necessary in order to get the most for your investment.

To better appreciate how the 4C's work as a system to determine a diamond's rarity and value, consider this balance.

Imagine that for a given PRICE that you budgeted you have to balance the Carat Weight on the left side versus Color, Clarity, and Cutting on the right side. If you are looking to enlarge the size - Carat - for the given price, but to stay in balance, you need to choose a less rare quality diamond, meaning either one of the Color, Clarity and Cut, or all of them eventually should be less graded. The other way around, if you are looking for a rarer quality diamond, but still to stay in balance with the same budget price, you need to select a smaller size. How the 4C's are combined it is at the end a personal preference, out of the offer of diamonds jewelries in front of you. But if you will understand the bellow information, you will be able to make the best choice for the money you want to spend for diamonds jewelries.

  1. Carat Weight

  2. Color

  3. Clarity

  4. Cut

Adorri® is using the 4 C's grading of the Gemological Institute of America, which is world's most known one and the most logical.