Post # 1
We all know About the 4 c’s! Just curious what C out of cut, colour, carat or clarity is most important to you! Most important to least important to me is: cut, colour, carat and clarity. I would rather a smaller carat size and average clarity to have an ideal cut and colorless stone! What is most and least important to you??
Post # 3
You can only pick one option in the poll right now, so I opted for cut. It seems to be the least discussed and yet I think it’s the most important!
Post # 5
I would go for cut. I was really insecure for a long time about my ring, but I learned to love it for its eccentricities.
That said, in talking to an expert in antique jewellery recently I discovered there is no such thing as an “ideal” cut for the type of cut I have as it is from a time when people still hand-cut stones.
I think I’d probably choose another antique stone in the future because I love the big flashes of colour I get off mine.
Post # 6
I want a star sapphire so “points” is the most important for me. It has to be a 6 point star or I will not buy the stone. When Darling Husband ordered my diamond, I had him buy that on clarity and cut.
Post # 7
Mine two favs were cut and carat. Cut is what makes it sparkle. There was a visible big different in sparkle between cuts when I was picking out diamonds.
Post # 8
I think clarity is not that important since most inclusions are not visible to the human eye, but that’s me.
Also I’m not sure about color since I love champagne colored diamonds and some people consider them just “dirty diamonds” (really?).
Post # 9
I voted clarity. It has the most impact on a diamond’s value. The cut would be a close second.
Post # 10
Cut and clarity are the most important imo. After that comes carat. I think having a “colorless” diamond is overrated.
Post # 12
As long as it’s eye-clean, I’ve stopped caring too much about clarity. Is that awful?
Post # 14
Cut, clarity, color, carat.
However, for my Fiance he wanted perfection for all so he ended up being the more picky one. Funny how that worked out.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
The most important factor for me wasn’t one of the 4 Cs. I was most concerned with the source of my stones. After that, it was a balance of factors for me. Carat size was #2. I wear a size 8.25 ring and anything less than .75 looked ridiculous on my hand. Color was #3. IMHO a colorless diamond should be just that. Cut was #4, because I like sparkles. And clarity was #5 because it does affect the stone’s value, and I didn’t want anything with a visible imperfection. But to Mr. LK, who chose my stones, clarity was #1. Given free reign, he would have chosen an IF diamond speck over something larger and less perfect. So we compromised and I love my stones. <3