- Clarity refers to the level of interior inclusions or flaws which will in turn reduce the lustre the stone produces when light passes through.
- Cut refers to the way the diamond has been cut to maximise the beauty of the stone by making the best use of the light.
- Carat is the size of the diamond. One Carat is divided into 100 points.
- Colour is the colour with the best Diamonds having no colour at all, known as white. However there are other rare diamonds with a pure colour such as pinks, blues or greens which are known as fancies.
Please don't be dismayed by what may appear to be a slightly bewildering subject. At AA Thornton we are happy to show you a range of stones so that you can see the difference for yourself. We will talk you through their various qualities so you can decide which suits you best.