spacer
Classic Designs Jewelry in Valencia, CA
spacer
Crossroads Shopping Center, 24260 Valencia Boulevard. Valencia, CA
spacer
(661) 254-4155
Classic Designs Home
Home
Contact Classic Designs Jewelry
Contact Us
Login at Classic Designs Jewelry
Login
Forgot your password?
Classic Designs Jewelry WishList
My Favorites (0)
spacer
New Collection Mobile Website
spacer
Blog | Sign Up | Newsletters | Events
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
Gold: $1263.70 - Silver: $16.72 - Platinum: $931.00 as of: 7/27/2017  |  Click here for  LIVE PRICE
Education
Buying a DiamondJewelry CareDiamond Comparison Information BirthStone Guide








THE 4 C's OF BUYING A DIAMOND
BACK



Planning to buy a diamond then we at Classic Designs Jewelry understand its importance and our guide below will make your diamond buying a more easy and enjoyable experience.

Most important criteria that a jeweler uses while grading a diamond are Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat weight. It's commonly known as 4 C's of a diamond. All this four properties will determine how much a diamond is worth.








CUT

Most often a person gets confused and thinks cut is the shape of the diamond but actually it refers to the angles and proportions of a diamond. Diamond cut is considered the most important of the four Cs, so it is important to understand how it affects the properties and values of a diamond. Diamonds that are cut either too deep or too shallow can lose or leak light through the sides and bottom and will be less brilliant-and ultimately of less value. But a well cut diamond is able to handle light better, creating more scintillation and more sparkle which leads to brilliance.


CLARITY

Diamonds are graded for clarity under 10x loupe magnification. Clarity ranges from flawless (perfect) to I (included). Below is the chart that certification societies have standardized for grading to describe the clarity of a diamond.

  • F - Flawless: No internal or external flaws. Extremely rare.
  • IF - Internally Flawless: no internal flaws, but may have minor flaws on the outside. Very rare.
  • VVS1-VVS2 - Very, Very Slight Inclusions: Have very small inclusions. It's very difficult to detect inclusions under 10 x magnifications even by a trained gemologist. VVS1 inclusions can only be seen through the pavilion. VVS2 inclusions are more visible.
  • VS1-VS2 - Very Slightly Included: Inclusions can only be seen with difficulty under 10x magnification. VS1 inclusions are harder to see than VS2.
  • SI1-SI2 - Slightly Included: Inclusions easy to see under 10X magnification and might be visible to the naked eye
  • I1-I2-I3 - Included: Inclusions visible to the human eye.

COLOR

Diamond's color is usually referring to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Diamonds act as prisms and can divide light into a spectrum of colors and reflect this light as colorful flashes referred to as fire. The more colorless a diamond is the more colorful the fire will appear.

Diamond colors generally range from D - Z for white and yellow diamonds. D is the whitest. Around S they become "Fancy" yellow Diamonds.

CARAT - WEIGHT

This is the weight of a diamond measured in carats. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. Sometimes one carat is referred to as 100 "points", so that a diamond of 75 points weighs .75 carats. Carat-weight is the easiest of the 4C's to determine. But two diamonds of equal weight can have very unequal value, depending on their cut, color and clarity. Larger diamonds often cost more per carat due to their size. Diamond cost increases exponentially with an increase in weight because larger diamonds are rarer than smaller diamonds and this rarity increases the value of a larger diamond.

BACK
spacer
spacer
JOIN OUR EMAIL GROUP
Be one of the first to know and also receive email exclusives.
spacer
spacer
New Arrivals
SMJR11329-1
SRR118284-1
SRR111570-3
SMJR11434
SMJR11690
SMJR11176-1
R75128
R74845-1
SMJR11344-1
SMJR11436
SMJR11461
R75049-1
Classic Designs Jewelry
About Classic Designs Jewelry
Our History
Our Store Policies
Testimonials
Master IJO Jewelers
Antwerp Diamonds
Commercials
Blog
Jewelry
Bridal Sets
Engagement Rings
Three Stone Rings
Spacer
Fashion Rings
Wedding Bands
Embrace Collection
Black & White Diamond Collection
Spacer
Diamond Bangles
Diamond Earrings
Diamond Pendants
New Arrivals
Spacer
Exclusive IJO Jewelry
Feature Jewelry
New Collection
Diamond Inventory
Designer Showcase
Education
Services
Events
E-Catalog
Newsletters
Follow Us
Find Classic Designs Jewelry on Facebook
Follow Classic Designs Jewelry on Twitter Twitter
Youtube Channel of Classic Designs Jewelry YouTube
Classic Designs Jewelry on Pinterest Pinterest
Classic Designs Jewelry on Instagram
Blog of Classic Designs Jewelry
Classic Designs Jewelry member of Master IJO Jeweler
Cheriedori Mobile app
Diadori Dream Engagement Ring
spacer
spacer
spacer
Serving Valencia, CA | Santa Clarita, CA | Newhall, CA | Burbank, CA | Simi Valley, CA | Pasadena, CA and the surrounding communities.
spacer
2864653
Copyright 2017 © Classic Designs Jewelry. All rights reserved.|  Sitemap Developed, Maintained & SEO by: Prerak InfoTech
spacer