(Closed) The 4 Cs

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Personally I would do Colour, Clarity, Cut, Carat but that’s because having a colourless stone is what matters most to me

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Cut, color, carat, clarity. This is a popular topic here. I’m sure you will get plenty of feedback but if you want to see more, you can search for similar topics!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

BlondeMissMolly is right; you can definitely search this topic and find lots of info including polls, pictures, etc. I would say cut, color, clarity and carat, but I am sure you will get every possible combo in response to your question!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Most important:

1. Cut

2. Clarity

3. Colour

4. Carat

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Cut, colour, clarity, carat

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@melly6228:  I would say Cut, Clarity, Carat, and Color. If the cut and clarity are good, the color will look brigher.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

1. Cut
2. Clarity
3. Carat
4. Color

I’m not color sensitive but I want an oval. So I think cut is really important. I want a big stone but I also don’t want a cracked stone. So those are in the middle. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s cut, color, clarity and carat…for me.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Cut, Carat, Clarity, Color for me.

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Clarity, Cut, Carat, Color

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d say

Cut

Color

Carat

Clarity

But I always feel like this question is tricky. By putting clarity last, does that mean I’d take a stone with a giant, visible black carbon spot just to have a larger, more colorless stone? Definitely not. There’s a compromise in each category. For me, cut is first because I wouldn’t sacrifice anything other than the best because cut is what makes a diamond sparkle. Color comes next because I’m stupidly color sensitive, so I didn’t even wanna drop to a G (mine is an E). Carat comes next because I figure I “cared” more about the size than inclusions. I put clarity last because I would have been comfortable with probably an SI2 so long as the inclusions truly were not visible, did not affect the sparkle, and did not affect the integrity of the stone. I didn’t need “mind clean” (though mine ended up being a VS2).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Carat, cut, clarity, color

im a no shame size queen 🙂 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Color, cut, carat, clarity.  I’m extremely color-sensitive, so color is first for me and I love marquises (and other cut-sensitive stones), so cut has to be high on the list.  Once those two Cs are taken care of, I’m not very clarity-sensitive.

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