We’ve written extensively about The 4 C’s of Diamonds. Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat weight are the things you need to know before you set foot in a jewelry store – or start shopping online. And we link back to these great, informative posts a few times a week. We know, though, that learning the 4 C’s is best done in sections – it’s a lot of information to take in at once. So this post is a nice, easy to reference compilation of our greatest hits written about The 4 C’s of Diamond shopping. Bookmark this post, or add it to a Pinterest board, so you can come back and learn, re-read and reference these posts as necessary. Each post deals with our usual tips for shopping for an engagement ring on a budget, and using the 4 C’s to get a great diamond that’s just right (not more than you need, and never less than you want.) They’re proven, clear cut tips to shop for an engagement ring the modern way, and never pay more than what you’re comfortable with. We’ve also included short descriptions about the posts, so you don’t need to re-read all the posts when searching for a particular one. We hope this helps!
What are these things, and where did they come from?
2. Which of the 4 C’s is Most Important?
The 4 C’s work together to determine the value of a diamond. Knowing how to prioritize them is key to getting a great deal and a gorgeous diamond.
Different Diamond Grading Labs = different grading criteria for each of the 4 C’s. Knowing how they can sometimes manipulate the criteria is another helpful shopping tool.
4. Your Engagement Ring Cheat Sheet
A nice visual representation of the 4 C’s.
5. The 4 C’s Web Series
Just what it sounds like! A web series we created for YouTube a few years ago, that breaks down each of the 4 C’s in short, easy to understand videos. Great for audial and visual learners who don’t feel like reading 1000 words about diamond clarity grades.
Bonus: Most Helpful Engagement Ring Advice
This is another compilation post you can “graduate” to, once you’re ready toe tart shopping. It rounded up our best tips for shopping, getting a great deal, and blowing her mind!