Looking for diamond jewellery in Australia? Diamonds are popular in everything from earrings to unique wedding rings, so it’s important to make a good choice. Generally, diamonds are judged by a concept known as ‘the four c’s’, and we’re here to guide you through. What Are the Four C’s of Diamond Jewellery in Australia? The four c’s of diamond quality refer to the Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat. While all of these things are important, none of them should be considered in isolation. Here’s what all of them mean, and also which ones are more important. Cut The cut is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when purchasing a diamond. Each of these characteristics should be examined along with the other 3, in order to find an amazing diamond. However, the sparkle and brilliance of a diamond truly comes from the cut. When analysing the cut of a diamond, attention should be paid to the angles, symmetrical characteristics, proportions, brilliance and finishing. Even the most colourless, high carat diamonds can be a poor choice if they aren’t cut well. Colour For a diamond’s colour grading, it’s actually the lack of colour you’re looking for. The best diamonds are in fact colourless, because they sparkle more radiantly. When purchasing a diamond, you will see that they’re graded from D-Z. A grading of D is the most colourless, hence being more expensive. A grading of Z is the most colourful, and as a result will be cheaper. When you look at colour, it’s important to consider the diamond’s setting. For example, you may find diamond jewellery in Australia with a G rating, which ordinarily would be quite high quality. However, the brilliance of a diamond also comes from the way it is cut. So, you may then look at a L rated diamond with a better cut, and it can appear more radiant. Clarity Clarity refers to the number of blemishes or inclusions found on a diamond’s surface. Diamonds are a reflective stone, and their brilliance comes from the ability for light to pass through them. Hence, if there are blemishes and other imperfections, it can affect the brilliance of a diamond. Regardless of the cut, a blemished diamond will be less beautiful. Gradings for diamond clarity range from Flawless through to Inclusions, so you should always consider the clarity along with other factors. Carat Weight Carat weight refers to the weight of the diamond. A common misconception is that ‘carat’ refers toa diamond’s size. Naturally, a larger diamond is likely to weight more, however that can vary depending on the density of the stone itself. Many people want a larger diamond, so carat weight is something to consider, but not the most important factor. In fact, depending on the cut, you could find two 1-carat diamonds that appear quite different in size. It’s always best to look at the overall brilliance of a diamond rather than weight. Looking for the best diamond jewellery in Australia? The choice is totally yours, and we have a range of beautiful diamond jewellery you won’t find anywhere else in Australia. So, if you really want beautiful, unique diamond jewellery that you can treasure for a lifetime, contact us at Catanach’s Jewellers today.