Some of the most popular jewelry items involve diamond jewelry. Diamonds are durable and the hardest material known. Because of the amount of light that can enter a diamond, they shine very well. The 4 C’s is a way of describing the quality/traits of a diamond.
The 4 C's are:
Color - The more colorless the diamond, generally, the more valuable it is.
Cut - A full-cut diamond has 58 facets, flanked surfaces on the stone. This is considered a roughly "perfect" cut. Other cuts have different values.
Clarity - The clearer the diamond, the less foreign matter (inclusions-air bubbles, rubies, black spots of carbon, or anything else that is in the stone) is present in it, the more sparkly it is, and the more valuable it is.
Carat Weight - The higher the carat weight, the higher the value of the diamond.
** Some tips to remember when caring for diamond jewelry include:
Avoid wearing diamond jewelry when performing manual labor.
Ammonia and water, as well as several commercial cleaners, work well for diamond jewelry.
Avoid placing your diamond jewelry in chlorine-containing substances.