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Beyond the 4Cs: How other diamond variables work

As you learned in The 4Cs, carat, color, clarity, and cut all affect the appearance and value of a diamond. Going beyond the 4Cs, have you considered how variables like fluorescence, cut quality, lab certificates, and polish and symmetry affect the beauty, brilliance, and price of your stone? Let’s venture beyond the basics and understand how these additional diamond variables factor into a stone’s cost and appearance.


The 4Cs: A guide to diamonds

You may have heard that the 4Cs of diamonds – carat, color, clarity, and cut – are the ABCs of diamond shopping, but has anyone ever told you how much each of these factors affects the price? Let’s explore each of these characteristics to understand how they affect a diamond’s appearance and value.


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