Welcome to Diamond Exchange NYC’s diamond education page that can be used as a resource page for our customers that want to learn information on diamonds. Diamond grading and diamond pricing can vary tremendously. We want to help educate our customers so they can be informed when they are buying and/or selling diamonds. There is a lot of information online about the different aspects of diamonds. We will be happy to teach you in our diamond education pages as well as while you visit our jewelry store. We are 3rd generation diamond dealers in the Diamond District and experts in the diamond industry.
4 C’s Of Diamonds
The 4 C’s of diamonds is a very well know grading standard used to describe different characteristics of a diamond The 4 C’s are carat, cut, color, and clarity. These criteria affect the prices of a diamond. The experts at Diamond Exchange NYC will educate you about the 4 C’s of every loose diamond and diamond jewelry piece that you are interested in. The best way to get educated on diamonds is to schedule an appointment in-store so you can compare the diamonds first hand. Find out more about the 4 C’s of diamonds here.
Diamond Carat Weight
The diamond “carat” is the first of the 4 C’s. The is used to describe the weight or the size of a diamond. Often, diamonds are thought of as the bigger the better. This is true, but you are also going to have to factor in the other 3 C’s to get exactly what you are looking for. Find out more about diamond carat weight here.
Diamond cut refers to how well the diamond has been cut. Diamonds start off as a normal-looking rock and a diamond cutter physically cuts the diamond to give it maximum brilliance. How well a diamond is cut is a large factor on how well the diamond will shine. Find out more about diamond cut here.
Diamond color refers to the actual color of the diamond. White diamonds are graded on a scale from D through Z. The whiter the diamond the more valuable it is. There are also color diamonds that get graded in a similar way. Find out more about diamond color here.
Diamond clarity is a major factor in the value of a diamond. The fewer inclusions that are in a diamond the more valuable. Diamond clarity is graded on a scale that goes from Flawless To Included (3). The goal is to get a diamond with the fewest inclusions and stay within your budget. Find out more about diamond clarity here.