What Are the 4Cs of Diamonds?Title:
Universally recognized, the 4Cs are a guiding light in the world of diamonds, helping to determine the quality and value of each stone - the 4Cs stand for colour, cut, carat, and clarity. The laboratory grown diamonds in the Galaxy collection are graded against these 4Cs by IGI, the International Gemological Institute. The laboratory grown diamonds in the Galaxy collection are of the finest quality: G+ in colour and VS+ in clarity.
What is diamond clarity?
Clarity Principles and FactorsTitle:
The clarity of a lab grown diamond is judged by its flaws, which means the inclusions and blemishes that give it unique character and charm. Discover more about diamond clarity below.
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What is diamond cut?
Cut refers to how a diamond’s facets interact with light to reveal its internal fire. It is the cut that gives each stone its personality, and perfecting the proportions, symmetry, and precision-cut angles of lab made diamonds gives them their brilliant shine.
Cut Principles and FactorsTitle:
The quality of how a lab grown diamond is cut is based on its proportions, symmetry, and polish. An expert cut creates a multitude of facets, absorbing and reflecting the light so the stone shimmers from every angle.
Diamond colour scale and chart
Diamond colouring is rated on a scale from D to Z, with D clear ice white with no hint of yellow, while those rated Z are shades of yellow and brown. Each letter range on the chart denotes a shade of stone, with those rated D to F appearing colourless, through to S to Z appearing in shades of light yellow or brown. Swarovski only accepts the finest lab grown diamonds in its collections, meaning they range from colourless to nearly colourless diamonds (D-J)
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What is diamond carat weight?
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All About Swarovski Created DiamondsTitle:
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What are Laboratory Grown Diamonds?Title:
Laboratory Grown Diamonds explainedSubtitle:
Find out more about diamonds that are grown in a laboratory, and how the process of replicating the way diamonds are formed in the earth is achieved. Discover the different cuts of diamonds in the Swarovski Created Diamonds Collection, as well as the inspiration behind the designs in the new Galaxy range.
Frequently asked questions
Diamond 4Cs FAQs
What are the 4Cs?
Is diamond clarity important?
What is the highest diamond clarity?
In order to assess clarity, the diamond is inspected under 10x power magnification. The number and nature of external (blemishes) and internal characteristics (inclusions), as well as their size and position, determine the grade.
Gemmologists grade diamonds from Internally Flawless (IF) as the highest quality to Included (I3).
Are laboratory grown diamonds flawless?
Do laboratory grown diamonds get cloudy?
How are laboratory grown diamonds certified and graded?
What are diamond facets?
How is diamond cut quality determined?
What is the best diamond cut?
How is a diamond’s colour determined?
The closer the diamond is to being colourless, the higher its quality.