BEYOND THE 4Cs

As every diamond is unique, determining its value is a complex process. Diamond grading is an art that incorporates visual observations, comparisons and precise measurements to assess a diamond’s 4Cs, and it plays a key part in determining a diamond’s value.

Every diamond is a unique miracle of nature, so there are almost as many ways to describe a diamond as there are diamonds. To standardize descriptions of every diamond’s characteristics, a language known as the 4Cs was developed.

Each of the 4Cs describes a diamond’s specific characteristics - its cut, color, clarity and carat weight. These characteristics can be helpful when learning about diamonds, but they are only four of the many criteria that can be used to evaluate a diamond. As a result, two diamonds with the same 4Cs criteria may be very different.

To choose a truly beautiful diamond, greater attention and parameters are required. Forevermark looks far beyond the 4Cs, meticulously assessing each diamond to ensure it meets our elevated standards. The key to meticulous selection includes analyzing the symmetry of the girdle, the polish of the table and each facet, and the point of each culet. 

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DIAMOND BUYING GUIDE

Choosing a diamond is an exciting and memorable experience. Download the Guide below.