Many things are sold based on their weight. Diamonds are no different, and they are measured in metric carats. The same carat weight can look different over the various diamond shapes. Learn more about diamond carat weight.
Color seems to be very straightforward, but it deals with more than most people think. Most diamonds used in jewelry have some yellow or brown tint (mostly with a light yellow). However, natural diamonds come in an astounding variety of colors.
The diamond’s cut is arguably the most important of the 4 C’s, and if you don’t have the knowledge, you’re a little bit in the dark about how to actually evaluate it. The cut has the most impact on the diamond’s beauty and is the only thing that is influenced by a human.
Although this is not one of the 4 C’s, shape plays a big part in your preference of diamonds. There are ten basic diamond shapes to select from round, princess, pear, emerald, Asscher, cushion, radiant, oval, marquise and heart. Learn more about the each!