The Diamond Vault

The Diamond Vault started out in the wholesale diamond industry and expanded its operation to sell diamonds and diamond jewelry directly to the public with wholesale pricing while never neglecting a focus on providing outstanding customer service. We are direct diamond importers and also provide an array of services that include custom design, jewelry repair, watch repair and appraisal services.
7119 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 104 Scottsdale, AZ
Phone: 480-948-8444

The 4 C's Diamond Infographic

 

You hear about them all of the time when shopping for jewelry, but what exactly are the 4 C's? You know that they are important in the diamond business, but can't you just stick to the old adage that expensive means better? Of course not. By knowing the 4 C's and how they affect a diamond, you'll be able to pick out the perfect piece of jewelry the next time you're buying.

  • Color - Diamonds occur in a variety of colors, with colorless or "white" diamonds being the most rare. If a diamond is colored (red, black, yellow, etc.) it is graded on its intensity and rarity of color.
  • Clarity - Clarity refers to the diamond's state of being clear or transparent. Most diamonds will have impurities or inclusions inside the stone, with more inclusions leading to lower prices.
  • Cut - This refers to how well a diamond's facets interact with light, as well as its overall shape and finish. The precision and expertise of the cut greatly affects the stone's quality.
  • Carat - The diamond's carat is how much it weighs (1 carat = 0.007 ounces). More carats mean bigger diamonds and higher prices, but the difference between a 1.9-carat diamond and a 2.1-carat diamond is not very noticeable and can save you money.

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