4 C’s Of Diamonds: Your Definite Guide To Buying The Finest Diamonds

4 cs diamonds by Diamond Exchange Houston
When you have made up your mind to spend your hard-earned money on an impeccable diamond, it is unwise or even risky to ignore the principles of 4 C’s. The “4 C’s” of a diamond are four cardinal elements that determine a diamond’s quality. Diamond Exchange Houston’s goal is to educate every one of our customers and get them the biggest and nicest diamonds for their budget. We specialize in wholesale diamonds and engagement rings.
If you are interested in shopping for diamonds in Houston then contact us today by simply filling out our contact form or by calling us at 281-623-1105.

The 4 C’s By GIA

Until the mid 20th century, the stark absence of an internationally agreed-upon standard for evaluating the many attributes of a diamond led to the genesis of the pioneering concept of 4 C’s. Invented by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the “4Cs of Diamond Quality” is regarded as the global benchmark for analyzing the many traits of a diamond. GIA commands a global reputation for providing unbiased and meticulous gemological evaluation and as the distinguished creator of “Diamond 4 C’s” and “International Diamond Grading System”.

What Are The Four C’s?

The 4 C’s are namely the ‘Cut’ of a diamond; ‘Color’ or rather the lack of it; ‘Clarity’ of the stone; and the size of the diamond represented in ‘Carat Weight’. The inception of the 4 C’s signifies two crucial aspects: availability of a common language to communicate diverse features of a diamond, and convenience of a standardized guideline for diamond buyers to understand precisely what they are buying.
4 C's Of Diamonds

  • Diamond Color: The dearth of color is the point of reference when it comes to diamonds. A chemically flawless diamond will not display any color. This absolute nonexistence of hue trades commercially for a much higher value. This color assessment is crucial as the exceptionally subtle distinctions cannot be deciphered by the untrained naked eye but results in a drastic difference both the quality as well as the final cost of a certain diamond. The “GIA D to Z color grading” process appraises the level of colorlessness by comparing one diamond in a controlled setting to its in-house “master-stones” of benchmarked color value. Learn About Diamond Color
  • Diamond Clarity: Assessing diamond clarity comprises of determining the presence, density, and visibility of both internal fissures known as inclusions and external characteristics known as blemishes. The evaluation determines the diamond’s final appearance. It is virtually impossible for a natural diamond to be completely pure however the better the flawlessness, the more premium it demands. Learn About Diamond Clarity
  • Diamond Cut: Diamond is nothing but a constellation of sparkles. Diamond cut is beyond just the outline of a diamond. A diamond’s cut grade decides how its many facets beautifully connect with light. It is believed that superior workmanship is indispensable to unleash the finest symmetry within a diamond, and to best represent its inherent brilliance. Learn About Diamond Cut
  • Diamond Carat Weight: The mass of a diamond is weighed in the metric called ‘carat’. A carat is exactly 200 milligrams, and a carat can be subdivided into 100 “points”. This precise measurement allows the required accuracy to describe a diamond weighing lesser than a carat. When other comparable qualities remain unchanged, the cost of a diamond goes up with its mounting weight. Learn About Diamond Carat Weight

The 4Cs of diamonds help evaluate a diamond’s value as well as its quality for you to find that ideal harmony of beauty and budget.

Contact Diamond Exchange Houston Today:

Its great to read about the 4 C’s, but to understand the true beauty of a diamond it is important to see them in person. When you visit Diamond Exchange Houston you will be able to view loose diamonds and compare stones side-by-side. We carry diamonds of all shapes and sizes including GIA certified diamonds. You can contact us today by simply filling out our contact form or by calling us at 281-623-1105.

What customers say about us

21:06 19 Jan 22
My wife and I were looking for an engagement rings in Houston.During our search we came across Diamond Exchange. When I arrived at Diamond Exchange of Houston, I met Nick, Gil, and Didi ( 🙂 ).Nick helped my wife and I find us a 20 year engagement/Marriage diamond ring. He was exceptionally helpful and found us what my wife was looking for.Gil helped showed us some diamonds that could be mounted. Long story short, we ended up buying a fancy yellow, mounted diamond ring.I now have a great contact for future purchases.Thank you Nick, Gil, and Didi. 🙂
18:39 24 Sep 20
I found amazing deals on engagement rings when I found Diamond Exchange Houston. Me and my now fiancé had searched at normal name brand jewelry stores before we found Diamond Exchange Houston. We were actually referred to them by a friend who had a custom engagement ring made there. Their diamond rings are like half as expensive as the other jewelry stores we shopped at. We were able to pick out the main diamond and have it placed in a ring they had we liked. They had it ready for us within a week. It also came with an GIA appraisal which we used to get insurance. 5 stars and we will be back for our wedding bands!
Trezlyn WilliamsTrezlyn Williams
19:15 15 Sep 20
My mom bought her ring with Diamond Exchange many years ago and now I too am a client! I worked with Gili! He was professional during the process when I contacted him regarding my quest to find the prefect diamond ring. I was going to purchase online for competitive pricing, however, Gili took the time to explain the importance of seeing a diamond in person to make sure the ‘eye clean’ factor was there. Then the journey began with my customize band. I found pictures with precise features I desired. Gili delivered exactly what I wanted. I am meticulous and expected the best. Gili provided me the exact ring I wanted. He constantly kept me updated through the entire process. I have found an exceptional jeweler to work to make more custom pieces. I highly recommend Gili to anyone that is ready to purchase customized jewelry. Also his coworker Nic shares an office with him and is also a resource to contact! Either of them will assist you with comparing, finding, and providing you with the exact piece of jewelry your heart desires! Thank you Gili for proving me with a breath taking ring!
Audrey SteinAudrey Stein
19:38 26 Aug 20
I feel like the luckiest woman in the world. I have the perfect man and now I have the perfect engagement ring. I just picked up my ring from Diamond Exchange Houston and they did an amazing job. They made me a custom engagement ring from a loose diamond I picked out. Thank you guys so much. I will be back for my wedding band.
Becky BlaisdellBecky Blaisdell
17:45 06 Jul 20
I would like to thank Nick for creating my dream ring. He took the time to send pictures during the design process and then again while creating the ring to ensure we were happy with the final product. This was a wonderful experience and the ring is gorgeous!
Justin GomezJustin Gomez
18:11 20 Jun 20
I went to Diamond Exchange Houston in search of a wedding band that would compliment a custom wedding ring I had made for Fiance. Diamond Exchange Houston did not disappoint. They were very accommodating and had multiple options to choose from. They were able to take our ideas and craft us the perfect wedding band to go with my Fiance's ring. The staff is very friendly and gave me updates on the band throughout the process. Their prices are very reasonable and quite frankly are beat all of the surrounding jewelers' prices.If you're in the Houston area and are looking for custom work or Jewelers I would highly recommend Diamond Exchange Houston.(P.S. I typically don't write reviews, but their work was amazing and I had to share!)

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