Finding a high quality diamond requires knowledge of the 4 C’s. The 4 C’s of diamond quality are the universal standard for assessing diamonds. It measures four central factors: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. When all else is equal, a better cut grade will lead to a more valuable diamond.
While we often consider cut to be the shape of a diamond, such as a princess or round cut, the GIA cut scale is actually about how a diamond’s facets interact with light. The cut scale of a diamond consists of five grades, ranging from excellent to poor.
Many people consider cut to be the most important of the 4 C’s. While each factor is important, a well cut diamond delivers that unmistakable brilliance and sparkle that can be seen across a crowded room. If a diamond is well cut, any compromises in color, clarity and carat weight will have almost no impact to the overall beauty of the diamond.