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

Krista Norman
Krista Norman
2024-06-03
Nic and team were really quick to get back to me on purchasing my old rings. They were professional and knowledgeable and made the experience really easy. Would definitely recommend them for buying or selling jewelry.
Nathan Bell
Nathan Bell
2024-06-01
I was looking for a place to sell my engagement ring after my divorce. Nic and Gili were professional and took great care of me. They made the process super easy.
Rebecca Alworth
Rebecca Alworth
2024-05-31
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My husband and I recently purchased a stunning diamond wedding ring from Diamond Exchange, and we couldn't be happier with our experience. Gili, the owner, and Nic provided us with exceptional service from start to finish. Not only did they help us find the perfect replacement for my lost ring, but they also went above and beyond to ensure we made an informed and comfortable choice. Their expertise and professionalism were truly outstanding. The quality of the diamond ring we selected is beyond words - it's absolutely breathtaking. The craftsmanship is impeccable, and the sparkle is just mesmerizing. It's a symbol of our love and commitment, and we are overjoyed with it. If you're in search of a trustworthy and knowledgeable jeweler, look no further than Diamond Exchange. Gili and Nic made this significant moment in our lives even more special. We're grateful for their assistance and the exceptional piece they provided. Highly recommend! #DiamondExchange #ExceptionalService #BreathtakingRing
Jay Jordan
Jay Jordan
2024-05-24
Not your big retail jewelry store. Gil was great to work with and no pressure sales.
Emily Haise
Emily Haise
2024-05-22
I had an amazing experience with Nick. He took his time going through every thing I brought to make sure I was able to get top dollar. He went above and beyond and was very informative. Best place to sell gold and diamonds and get the best price. I will never go anywhere else to sell jewelry again. Also when we are ready to buy an engagement ring we will be back because they have the best prices in Houston.
Marcus [2X] P
Marcus [2X] P
2024-05-08
Great store if you want to purchase or buy gold. Very honest store who is willing to educate the consumer and inform them to make a quality purchase. The jewelry game is very intricate and this is a place to learn and buy from. Overall 5/5. Will be back!
A. M.
A. M.
2024-05-03
Gili, Mariana and their team are really wonderful. My husband said they were very helpful and patient in helping him pick the perfect diamond necklace for my birthday. The necklace is simply perfect and dainty - just my style.
Hillary McMillan
Hillary McMillan
2024-05-03
I had the pleasure of working with Gili to replace my lost engagement ring. He was very helpful and transparent throughout the entire process. In just a 2 week turnaround I had a new beautiful ring! I get so many compliments and most importantly I’m one happy wife. Thank you Diamond Exchange Houston for making the best of an unfortunate situation. I highly recommend their expertise for quality diamonds!

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