If you are looking to purchase a fine diamond either to fit into a ring, necklace or earrings, then you want to be sure that you are getting the most for your money by purchasing a diamond that meets all the four C's. The four C's of buying diamonds are:

  1. Cut: First, you must be sure that your diamond is finely cut. This means that the diamond has been cut by professionals and has been done so expertly. A diamond that has not been cut finely means that it does not have the highest symmetry possible and probably does not have a fine polish applied to it. Diamonds that have not been finely cut will not be worth as much and this also means that it will not have as nice of a shine to it either. 
  2. Color: When you see a diamond, you think it is just white, but you have to remember that white is a color that actually contains all of the colors within it. This means that when it is in the light, you will see the colors of the rainbow reflected in it, which is what makes diamonds so fine. However, you can also choose yellow diamonds or even chocolate brown, which are also made from fine diamonds so long as they meet the other C criteria. 
  3. Clarity: Diamonds are formed from the pressure placed upon them from being underneath the ground. Since they are deep in the ground, the only way that they can be extracted is from volcanic pressure, which pushes them upwards. Since the diamonds are under such deep ground, when they are pushed upwards, they are susceptible to many scratches and blemishes from the dirt. The diamonds that remain free from these blemishes are then determined to have the ultimate clarity and are used as the centers for jewelry. Those that have too many blemishes are not. 
  4. Carat: The carat of a diamond is what describes the diamond's weight. The carat, much like the color is simply your own personal preference. So long as the diamond has a fine cut and clarity, the diamond you are purchasing is going to be worth the price that you pay for it. 

By knowing the four C's to purchasing a fine diamond, you can be sure that you purchase a diamond that is real and had been dealt with by professionals. This ensures that your money is being well-spent. Contact Mollie B Distinctively Different Fine Jewelry for more information.