When it comes to diamonds, the Four C's (cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight) are the most commonly known factors that determine a diamond's value and quality.

But there are many other factors that can also affect a diamond's appearance and value.

One of these factors is the diamond girdle, which is the outermost edge of a diamond. The girdle can be thin, thick, or somewhere in between, and its size and shape can affect the way the diamond looks when viewed from the top. A thin girdle can make the diamond appear larger, while a thick girdle can make it appear smaller.

girdle thickness

Fluorescence is another factor that can impact a diamond's perceived colour. Fluorescence is the emission of light by a substance when it is exposed to UV light, and some diamonds have fluorescence that can cause them to appear hazy or milky in certain lighting conditions. While fluorescence is not necessarily a negative quality, it can affect the appearance of a diamond and may impact its value.

Polish and polish lines are also important to consider when evaluating a diamond. The polish of a diamond refers to the finish on its surface, which should be smooth and even. Polish lines are small, faint lines that can sometimes be seen on the surface of a diamond, and they are a result of the diamond cutting process. While polish lines are not necessarily a sign of a poorly cut diamond, they can affect its appearance and value.

Inclusions are defects or imperfections found within a diamond, and they can take many different forms. Some inclusions, such as feathers and clouds, are relatively common and may not have a significant impact on the diamond's value.

Other inclusions, such as chips and cracks, can be more serious and can significantly reduce the value of a diamond. When shopping for a diamond, it is important to look for inclusions that are not visible to the naked eye, as these are less likely to affect the diamond's appearance.

As you can see, there are many factors beyond the Four C's that can impact a diamond's appearance and value. When shopping for a diamond, it's important to consider all of these factors to ensure that you are getting the best quality and value for your money.

At Mouza Fine Jewellery, our expert team can help you navigate these various factors to find the perfect diamond for your needs. With a wide selection of high-quality diamonds and personalised customer service, we can help you find the diamond of your dreams.

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December 26, 2022 — Amr Ramadan’s

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