Learn about the 4 C's of Diamonds which appraisers use to measure a diamond's quality. The color (from D, colorless, to Z, light color), clarity (internal characteristics of the diamond), cut (how the diamond captures and reflects light for optimal "sparkle"), and carat (weight or size of the diamond) of a diamond is the global measure for assessing a diamond so that diamond buyers know they are purchasing a diamond that is equally regarded anywhere in the world. Many people think that carat is the most important factor of the diamond, but it is important to remember that all four classes of measurements determine a diamond's quality. Two diamonds of the same size can vary (in appearance and in cost) dramatically.
GemWorld's appraisers can help you determine the value of a diamond or item of jewelry so that you can be certain of your diamond's worth for insurance or resale purposes.
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