What knowledge is required when you are interested in purchasing an investment diamond?

Above all, knowledge regarding the 4C’s, the parameters used to determine the quality of the diamond, is of paramount importance. This abbreviation stands for carat, color, clarity and cut.

The 4C’s determine a diamond’s quality and are used to identify gemstones:

CARAT

The weight and size of a stone is expressed in carat.

COLOUR

Colours range from D, colourless, to Z, the yellowest.

CLARITY

Most diamonds are born with birthmarks, known as inclusions.

CUT

Cut refers to a diamond’s proportions, symmetry and polish.