Diamond quality plays an important role when someone purchases diamond earrings or diamond engagement rings. The quality of diamonds can be graded on four factors or 4Cs - cut, clarity, color, and carat weight of the diamond. It is very important to know the characteristics of these precious stones while you are purchasing them. When diamonds were first introduced in the mid-20th century, the world had a universal standard to assess the quality of the diamonds. Hence, the 4Cs became an important tool to understand why you would choose one diamonds over another.

 This standard of assessment was very important as it was really tough to recognize the differences in quality between two such precious stones with the naked eye. The question that often arise - which is the most important factor to assess the quality of a diamond. Many people find it confusing to determine the most important factor out of 4Cs. Check out here which is the most important C for diamonds.


Generally, clarity refers to the presence of identifying marks on the surface (blemishes) and inside (inclusion) the diamond. Given that tremendous amount of pressure used to create diamonds naturally, it is not quite unnatural to have flaws. The two types of flaws generally include blemishes and inclusions.

The surface flaws are known as blemishes while internal flaws are called inclusions. It is natural for diamonds to have both blemishes and inclusions at the same time. Blemishes generally include chips, scratches, and pits. Many times blemishes occur because of cutting. Inclusions generally include cracks, air bubbles, and non-diamond materials inside the diamond. However to grade diamonds, all flaws are called inclusions.


Diamond color means the lack of color in a diamond. When it comes to diamond color, the lesser the visible color, the higher is the grade of the diamond. So it can be said that the whiter the diamond, the greater its value. The degree of the color of these precious stones is tested over certain levels that generally range from colorless (D) to significantly colored (Z).

 Diamonds that posses a low rating on the scale are generally have a mucky yellowish or brownish color. Diamonds that range from D to H on the scale are whiter while from grade I some yellow color will be visible. Generally, the color of the diamond is a result of its composition and hence the color does not change over a course of time. A colorless diamond allows more light to pass through than a colored diamond, and thus emit more sparkle and brilliance.


Carat is the unit to measure the weight of diamonds. One carat of diamond generally equals 200 milligrams or 1/5 of a gram (0.2 grams). The term carat comes from the pod of the carob tree, a tree that is located in tropical areas.


The way a diamond is polished and cut affects its brilliance, sparkle and the fire of the stone. When a diamond is cut properly, it allows light to reflect and refract internally. It also helps to emit from the top causing a dazzling effect.

If you like to have unique diamond rings that have amazing sparkle then you should go for diamonds that are cut with precision. When a diamond is not cut properly, it emits light through the sides and bottom and not through the top.

A diamond is known for its brilliance, and sparkle. A proper symmetric cut along with accurate polish can result in more of this dazzling effect.


Irrespective of the right presence of carat weight, color, and clarity, if the fire and brilliance are absent then the diamond is not that valuable. A diamonds cut is always gets higher rank than its color, clarity and carat weight. Cuts vary from a diamond to diamond and how cutters choose to shape, facet and polish the diamond. Experts recognize cut to be the most important out of the 4Cs because of brilliance and fire of a diamond.

A perfectly cut stone will allow you to compromise on the other factors but still, have great brilliance and sparkle. When a diamond is accurately cut, it will hide blemishes and will cause the diamond to pop and sparkle brilliantly.

If a diamond is not cut properly, it will lack the fire and brilliance to a great extent. So if you are looking for unique diamond rings or a mesmerizing pair of earrings, do not forget to look at the sparkle of the diamonds. It is the sparkle that makes the diamond valuable.

So whether you are looking to purchase engagement rings or a diamond promise rings for your sweetheart, or a nice necklace does not forget to pay attention to its brilliance and sparkle.