The 4 "C"s of a Diamond
This guide is meant to explain and simplify the four "C"s of a diamonds- cut, colour, clarity, and carat weight. These are the actual criteria used by gemmologists to grade diamonds.
This is an emotional event, and a purchase that will last a lifetime. While we suggest using the three months salary convention as a guideline or starting point, we believe that, regardless of the amount you budget, your most important considerations should be quality and value.
If you set a budget, and explore all of your options in this guide, you'll find that there is a wide range of diamond sizes and qualities available in any price range.
Our tip: once a year have a jeweller clean your diamond and check the security of the setting.