In order to make the entry into the world of ELIZZA engagement rings and their diamonds easier for you, we provide you with insight and know-how on the evaluation and on what to keep in mind. At ELIZZA you are always consulted professionally and in detail at the best price. We will show you that the 4 Cs do not cover all aspects but that there are other things that need consideration.
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The 4C's of a diamond
Introduction to the attributes of a diamond at ELIZZA. Learn the basics of evaluating a diamond. The 4 Cs – color, clarity, cut und carat – make it easier for you to understand the relevance during a consultation and enable you to evaluate a diamond according to your demands. Of course, our consultants and their professional know-how are at your disposal and will answer all your questions about the world of diamonds.Learn more..
A wide selection of engagement & wedding rings and their diamonds also entails several possible choices. Thus, the 4 C criteria provide useful guidance for beginners. In this simplified way you can get a better idea and evaluate the most important features yourself.
ELIZZA engagement rings always have an independent GIA certificate, which is known to be the best certificate for diamonds worldwide.
Diamonds are not always white. The color-grading scale of ELIZZA jewelry ranges from H (near colorless) to D (colorless) – in principle, diamonds can range between D (colorless) and Z (light color). The lighter the white color, the more valuable the diamond – this is why at ELIZZA we only use diamonds between the colors H and D. This ensures that if a ray of light hits an ELIZZA diamond, it reflects rainbow colors. In general, the colors D through F are classified as colorless, whereas the colors G and H are classified as near colorless. At ELIZZA you can only purchase diamonds without a yellowish hue. Only diamonds of the colors H through D are used for engagement rings at ELIZZA.
Diamonds are always unique and rarely “flawless” – thus without inclusions. So-called inclusions are natural impurities and are graded with a diamond clarity chart. The clarity grades range from FL/IF (flawless/internally flawless) to I3 (included). In order to meet our quality standards, only the clarity grades FL through SI are used for ELIZZA engagement rings. Inclusions in these kinds of diamonds cannot be seen with the naked eye. In principle, the following rule applies: the clearer a diamond, the more valuable it is. At ELIZZA, diamonds are traditionally hand-picked and recommended by our in-house GIA gemologist. We strive to present our customers with a brand product that meets the highest standards.
The most important feature of a diamond is the cut. The symmetries and balanced proportions are especially important for engagement rings. They should neither be too flat, nor too high – a perfect interplay of these attributes is a guarantee for unique beauty and perfection. Only exceedingly few jewelers use high-quality excellent cuts – in excellent diamonds, obvious hearts and arrows (see image) appear in the virtual image under the magnifying glass. This way, the so-called fire of a diamond is started more efficiently and gives the engagement ring a unique character.
Often customers use the carat of a diamond as a guideline. It is well known that the measurement unit of diamonds is carat. However, it is less known what carat actually means. Carat is the unit in which the weight of a diamond is measured. A carat equals 0.2 grams. If the factors are unchanged, the value differs most significantly with increasing carat weight. It is also important to differentiate between, for example, a single diamond of 1.0 carat and four diamonds of 0.25 carat each put together because the former has a significantly higher value than the latter.
Of course the 4 Cs do not include all attributes that need to be considered. There are many other factors that can influence the value of a diamond immensely. We are happy to explain them in more detail to you – just contact us or make an appointment with us without any further obligations. At ELIZZA, it is our principle to provide our customers with the best offer. Our consultations are individual and based on your personal demands.
Get to know new diamond shapes for engagement rings and let ELIZZA inform you about their advantages and disadvantages. We offer the possibility for you to choose from exotic diamonds for your engagement ring. In principle, we are familiar with all diamond shapes at ELIZZA and are happy to help you with your individual and special design.Learn more..