The 4 C's of diamonds, also known as the diamond 4C's or the diamond quality factors, are the four distinct characteristics that all diamonds share. They include Carat (the weight of a diamond), Color (the amount and intensity of color in a diamond), Clarity (the presence or absence of flaws in a diamond) and Cut (the quality and type of cut a diamond has).

The 4 C’s of diamonds help establish both quality control standards and consumer information when buying diamonds or gemstones online or in store. When you understand what they stand for it will be easier to select which stones best meet your expectations while still adhering within your budget limits.