You've heard of the 4 C's, you probably already know a lot about them, but here's a quick summary just in case.

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The combination of each diamond's individual characteristics is what is used to determine the value of it. Our two CGA's (Certified Gemologist Appraiser) can help guide you to the perfect diamond for you. 



Refers to the way the light is reflected out of the diamond and to the shape.


The weight of the gem, 1 carat = .02 grams or 1 ounce = 142 carats. 


But if you want to dig a little deeper into the details of how they're graded and priced, click here for the GIA detailed tutorial.