For many things in life, we often assume that bigger must be better. But that certainly isn’t the case when it comes to diamonds. While you may want to be able to show off a big rock on your finger, the real test of a diamond is in its quality.

To judge the quality of a diamond, there are four main areas to look at and these are often referred to as the four Cs:

  • First, it’s recommended you determine the carat of a diamond. This is one of the biggest factors in deciding how much it is worth, and the higher the carat the more you can expect to pay.
  • Next you’ll want to look at the colour. If you want a white diamond, you want it to appear as see-through as possible.
  • The cut should also be considered, as a good diamond that has been badly cut will not be able to shine and catch the light the way it should.
  • Finally, be sure to have a look at the clarity. Most diamonds have miniscule flaws, but you want to make sure you definitely can’t see any with the naked eye.

Of course, choosing the type of diamond you want will depend on the amount of money you have to spend – and what you want it to look like. If you are buying a diamond you want to wear every day, you may decide that size is more important to you than the quality. It’s a personal choice.

Find out more about the size and quality of diamonds, or for a range of diamond jewellery, contact Clayfield Jewellery on (07) 3266 9555.