It's a common misconception that a diamond's price only depends on its size. However, the value of a diamond isn't only related to its carat-weight (the heavier, the bigger): Color, clarity and cut grade, too, determine the stone's value.
In general, there are four criteria for assessing a diamond's value:
- Carat-weight: How heavy is the diamond?
- Color – or actually: Colorlessness of the diamond
- Clarity: Absence of inclusions
- Cut grade: How well was the diamond cut?
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This is exactly where you can get more bang for the buck!
- The disadvantage with "ready-made" rings is that the diamond is already set.
- Only if you can select setting as well as diamond yourself, you can find the best and biggest diamond within the budget you set for yourself.
- By finding the right trade-off between the 4C, you can find the biggest stone within your budget – or save money on a diamond of your requested size.
How to do this?