Diamond Terminology

Before buying a diamond, you should know the proper terminology so you can understand what you will be reading and what you will be told by the "experts." The 4C's are the foundation of diamond knowledge. There is much more controlling the beauty and value of a diamond, but knowing the 4C's will increase enjoyment and reduce the mystery, making your purchase a more enjoyable and exciting experience.

The Correct Stone Cut

The correct cut of a gemstone will bring out its true fire and brilliance; the best cut allows the greatest amount of light to enter, reflect, and exit the stone. If the stone's depth is too thick, the light entering the stone will be absorbed and refracted out the side of the stone. A stone with a thin, shallow depth will cause the light to pass through it, which greatly diminishes brilliance.

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