Shopping for that perfect diamond can be a little overwhelming. It might seem like there are as many different kinds of diamonds as there are stars and narrowing it down to just one or two gems is impossible. But don’t worry, the folks at Lauray’s have your back. First off, we’re hosting a Million Dollar Diamond Event on April 28th and 29th, where we’ll be showcasing over a million dollars worth of these sparkling stones. Second, you can enjoy up to 20% OFF engagement ring settings or wedding bands. And last but certainly not least, we’re going to help you navigate this event and find your dream diamond. We’re going to do this by introducing you to the four characteristics that determine a stone’s ultimate value. Those essential qualities include cut, clarity, color and carat weight. Let’s learn all about the 4C’s of diamonds so you can know what to look for in your own shimmering stone.
The cut of a diamond determines how light flows and reflects through the stone, therefore affecting its overall sparkle. Cut grades range from Excellent to Poor, with each grade affecting the diamond’s value. Each diamond is carefully hand-crafted by skilled cutters with decades of experience.
Clarity is determined by looking at any tiny imperfections that are visible in a diamond under 10x magnification. Clarity levels range from Flawless (zero marks) all the way down to Included (visible marks). Higher clarity grades come with higher prices due to their rarity.
The color of a diamond refers to its hue or tint. Color levels range from D (colorless) all the way up through Z (light yellow or brown). The less color a diamond has, the more valuable the stone becomes. However, a faint hue can sometimes complement certain metals or colored stones, so don’t rule out tinted stones completely.
Carat weight refers to how much mass a gemstone has, literally how many carats it weighs. A single carat weighs about as much as a single paperclip. Two diamonds could be exactly one carat but look completely different depending on their shape and size. As you might expect, larger diamonds tend to cost more than smaller ones due to their rarity and popularity among customers.
Discover Your Perfect Diamond at Lauray’s
Armed with knowledge of the 4C’s, it will make finding your own diamond that much easier. And when you come to our Million Dollar Diamond Event on April 28th and 29th, you’ll have the opportunity to browse a glittering selection of stones. Our friendly team of associates will be on hand to guide you every step of the way, so you can be confident in finding the right stone for your style and budget. Plus, you can receive up to 20% OFF engagement ring settings or wedding bands. So, don’t miss out on this chance to uncover the brilliant stone of your dreams only at Lauray’s.