The value of a diamond
The experts at Diamonds on Vesting in Antwerp use the 4 Cs to determine the value of a diamond: Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat weight.
We can set any diamond you choose in any jewellery (rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, etc).
The cut refers to the manner in which a diamond is cut, and should not be confused with the shape of a diamond.
A diamond is cut so that its brilliance is rendered as attractively as possible. The beauty and value of a diamond is affected solely by the act of cutting. The remaining 3Cs are not changeable.
The clarity of a diamond also plays a role in its value – the greater the clarity, the greater the value. Clarity is measured under 10x magnification.
Remember that nearly every diamond contains minor flaws that arise during the crystallisation formation process.
The colour of a diamond also helps to determine its value – the finest white colour is the most valuable.
Colour refers to the presence of discolouration in a white diamond, and a colourless diamond means greater transparency and consequently greater brilliance.
Diamonds are sold by weight, with the weight measured in carats. One carat is equal to 1/5th of a gram. A carat is equal to 100 points, so one point is 0.01 carats.