Cedar Park Jewelry Buys Diamonds
4 C’s of Diamonds
Know the 4 C’s of diamonds before you choose. Here’s a summary:
The cut has the greatest effect on a diamond’s beauty. To determine the quality of the cut, the grader evaluates the cutter’s skill in the fashioning of the diamond. The more precise the cut, the more captivating the diamond is to the eye.
The color of a diamond actually refers to the lack of color; colorless diamonds are considered the highest quality and are the rarest. Other natural colors (blue, red, and pink, for example) are known as “fancy,” and their color grading is different than white colorless diamonds.
Diamond clarity – or transparency – refers to the presence or absence of characteristics called inclusions. When grading the clarity of a diamond, the lab determines the relative visibility of the inclusions in a diamond and their impact on the overall visual appearance. Diamonds without inclusions are rare; however, most can only be seen with magnification.
The carat is the diamond’s physical weight measured in metric carats. One carat equals 1/5 gram and is subdivided into 100 points. Carat weight is the most objective of the 4Cs.
Cedar Park Jewelry is one of the few diamond buyers in the Austin area, and we pay top dollar for quality diamonds and diamond jewelry. Come in today for a free diamond appraisal of your unwanted or broken diamond jewelry, or loose diamonds.
We also offer an Upgrade Program for those who want to trade in their diamond or other gems for something larger, or a different style. Just bring in your jewelry for a free evaluation. (