4C's Loose Diamonds

4 Important Aspects to Know Before Buying Certified Loose Diamonds

Buying finished diamond jewelry is a great idea but investing in certified loose diamonds goes a long way.  It gives you a scope to be creative in your own ways.

Loose diamonds hold value longer than the ones that are already set in jewelry; they are always worth more. This also ensures that the diamonds that are being set in your jewelry is tested by a gemologist unlike in pre-set diamond rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.

You must have heard the 4C’s (Carat, Color, Cut, Clarity) of a diamond, but do you know their significance? Let this be the guide for you.


It is the measure of how much a diamond weighs (a carat equals 200milligrams). As the carat points rise, the price also rises. This is because a larger diamond is rarer in nature, to find. But, at the same time two diamonds may be different in price even if they have the same carat weight. This may be because of the difference in the rest three C’s.


Color in Certified loose diamonds measures the gem-quality by grading it from colorless to yellowish, purest to impure; a great quality of diamond will be as pure as a drop of water. This difference in color is impossible to spot for untrained eyes. Yet, it is essential to determine the quality and thus, price.



Clarity in a diamond depends on inclusions (internal characteristics), and blemishes (external characteristics). The number, size, relief, and position of these characteristics on the diamond determines its clarity.


Cut, the most overlooked of all the C’s, holds great importance when it comes to certified loose diamonds. Unlike a popular belief that cut is the shape of a diamond, it is the interaction of light with diamond’s facets, actually. Precise proportion, symmetry, and polish ensures a diamond is of magnificent quality cut perfectly by workmen.

We hope that you know, now, how to buy certified loose diamonds of precise cut, crystal clarity, and subtle color with appropriate carat. If you want to consult an expert in this regard or just want to buy some beauties yourself, you can visit Sachs Jewelers in Mashpee, Massachusetts. You can also visit their website for their amazing jewelry collection- http://www.sachsjewelers.com/

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