Diamond 4C'sAt Insignety, you choose the cut, colour, clarity and carat weight of your diamond.Not sure where to start? Let us take you on a journey through the 4c’s. Cut Colour Clarity Carat The cut The cut of a diamond reflects the angle, shape and positioning of its facets. In many ways, cut is the most important factor because the combination of a diamond’s facets create the breathtaking brilliance, dispersion and scintillation that give it such a special appeal. Precise artistry and craftsmanship are required to shape a stone so its proportions deliver the brilliant return of light only possible in a diamond. THE CHARACTERISTICS From the crown to the culet, learn more about the anatomy and the measurements of a diamond that play a key role in determining the cut quality. The colour We colour-grade each stone to a precise scale from colourless to saturated. Insignety only accepts diamonds graded near colourless or better. A pure and structurally perfect diamond has no tint, like a drop of pure water. THE INTERNATIONAL COLOUR SCALE The international gemological D-to-Z colour scale is the industry's most widely accepted grading system. The scale begins with D for colourless and continues, with increasing existence of colour, to Z. The clarity Diamond clarity is the presence or absence of characteristics called inclusions in the diamond. If a stone has no internal flaws and no visible external imperfections under 10-power magnification, we consider the diamond to be flawless. The carat The weight of a diamond is denoted by the term carat, although carat weight in itself does not necessarily determine a diamond’s value. Two diamonds of equal carat can have different values, because a diamond value is determined using all of the 4C's.