How Is The Quality Of a Diamond Determined?


The quality of a diamond can be determined by examining several key factors. The standard for diamond quality has been set by the Geological Institute of America (GIA). The GIA gives a grade to every diamond and provides a certificate. Every diamond is given a grade according to the standard 4 C’s: clarity, cut, color and carat weight. This grade defines the quality of the diamond.

Clarity – Clarity is based on the number of imperfections contained within the diamond — the more imperfections, the lower the value.

Cut - The most valuable are round diamonds. Other diamond shapes are worth much less than round, such as cushions, princess cuts, and radiants.

Color – Color is graded from D to Z, with D being the best grade. Less color higher grade.

Carat Weight – This is the simplest valuation of the 4 C’s. As the weight or carat of a diamond increases, the value of the diamond increases accordingly.

The more you learn about diamonds and the quality, you will be progressively more satisfied with the diamond selected. Teva Diamonds does not take diamonds lightly. We are focused on providing the best product at affordable pricing. Contact our team at (877)683-3426