The Four C's
Knowing about the four C's (Carat, Colour, Clarity, and Cut) is the first step to buying your dream diamond. Here at Farrah Fine Jewellers we will do our best to help you find the right diamond for you and your loved one. From determining the size of your ideal diamond to getting the perfect cut that compliments your unique style we are here to help you along every step of the way.
Most people think that carat refers to the actual size of a diamond, when in fact it is actually a standard unit of measure that defines the weight of a diamond. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. Carat sizes are also expressed as “points”, with a one carat diamond equaling 100 points, a one-half carat diamond being 50 points, a three-quarter carat diamond being 75 points, and so on. Larger diamonds are much rarer than smaller ones.
Since a carat is a unit of measure and not size, two diamonds of the same carat weight may appear to be different sizes depending on how the diamond is cut. Some diamonds will have extra weight on the bottom part — or pavilion — of the stone, and therefore appear smaller. A premium cut Canadian diamond is perfectly cut, and will appear larger than many diamonds of a heavier carat weight.
If size or carat weight is your most important attribute, (for many people it is very important) that is perfectly acceptable. You may want to also consider the other 3 Cs to make sure you understand your tradeoffs.