The CMI Jewelry Showroom Difference
One of the most important jobs we do here at CMI Jewelry Showroom is help people get married. Choosing your engagement ring at CMI is a comfortable experience because we offer the following advantages:
What do the 4Cs represent?
The 4Cs represent the four basic quality factors used to establish the value of a diamond. The quality of a diamond can be rated only when the Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight have been analyzed. Understanding the 4Cs helps explain why diamonds that appear to be virtually identical may show a wide range in price.
The color grade is the relative position of a diamond’s body color on a colorless-to-yellow scale. The best, most beautiful diamonds have no color at all.
The diamond’s clarity is the measure of the degree to which a diamond is free from inclusions, very tiny natural birthmarks within most diamonds. The clarity grade is determined when the diamond is viewed under 10-power magnification by a trained eye. The size, quantity, location, type, and color of the inclusions within the diamond contribute toward the overall clarity grade.
Diamonds are weighed in units called carats. A carat is measured in increments called points. One carat is equal to 100 points. Carat weight is the easiest of the 4Cs to determine because it is measured on a diamond scale. But two diamonds of equal weight can have very unequal value depending upon the cut, color, and clarity of each.