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Diamond Anatomy & Cut Quality

This term defines the different sections of a diamond and how exactly they are chopped into pieces. Anatomy forms part of the diamond’s cut grade. Furthermore, the cut quality is the summary of a diamond’s proportions evaluated using the attributes of brilliance, fire, and sparkle. While high marks of color or clarity affect a diamond, it’s the cut that defines its proportions and ability to reflect light.

Understanding the 4 C’s of Diamonds Shopping

The four Cs of diamond shipping are classified as the carat, cut, clarity, and color of a diamond.  These four elements are used to determine the diamond’s value.  Let’s take a closer look at these down below!


A diamond’s clarity is rated on grading scales meant to measure how many imperfections are present in a diamond from. Ranges go from – (FL) Flawless–Severely (I3).


In the diamond-speaking world, the “cut” refers to the proportions and finish of a polished diamond.


The color refers to the graded color tones of a diamond, based on a scale of D (colorless) to Z (Yellow Brown).

Carat (Size)

A diamond’s carat is defined as its own specific weight.

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