Cut, colour, clarity and carats
Commonly referred to as the 4 C’s, these are usually the factors which will be influenced by your budget. Your diamond expert will talk you through in more detail, but here are a few things to think about before you buy.
You may want to pay most attention to the cut, as this is what determines the sparkle of a diamond. From pear to oval, heart to marquise – there are several to choose from. A scale measuring from colourless to yellow is used to grade the colour of a diamond, the general rule is the less the colour, the higher the value.