The four C's explained

The four C's explained

Are you feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of purchasing an engagement ring? You're not alone! For many young men embarking on this journey, the world of diamonds can seem like a daunting maze of technical jargon and complex choices. But fear not, because Neeni can simplify the process for you, starting with the 4 C's: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight.

  1. Cut:

    • The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions, symmetry, and polish, all of which affect its brilliance and sparkle.
    • A well-cut diamond reflects light internally and disperses it through the top of the stone, creating that mesmerizing sparkle we all love.
    • Look for diamonds with excellent or ideal cut grades for maximum brilliance.
  2. Color:

    • Diamond color actually refers to the lack of color in the stone. The less color a diamond has, the higher its grade.
    • The GIA color scale ranges from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown).
    • While color preferences vary, diamonds in the near-colorless range (G to J) are often prized for their balance of quality and value.
  3. Clarity:

    • Clarity measures the presence of internal or external flaws, known as inclusions and blemishes, respectively.
    • The GIA clarity scale ranges from Flawless (no inclusions or blemishes visible under 10x magnification) to Included (inclusions visible to the naked eye).
    • Consider diamonds with clarity grades of VS2 (very slightly included) or SI1 (slightly included) for excellent value without compromising on appearance.
  4. Carat Weight:

    • Carat weight refers to the size of the diamond, with one carat equal to 200 milligrams.
    • Keep in mind that carat weight is not the only factor determining a diamond's value or beauty.
    • Consider the balance of the other three C's when choosing a diamond size that fits your budget and preferences.

Remember, the perfect diamond is ultimately the one that captures your heart and reflects the love and commitment you share with your partner. Don't be afraid to ask questions and seek guidance from knowledgeable jewelers who can help you navigate the world of diamonds with confidence. With a basic understanding of the 4 C's, you're well on your way to finding the engagement ring of your dreams. 

image: Featuring one of Neeni's engagement ring designs. 
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