(Closed) The 4 C’s!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What is the most important of the 4 C's -( least meaning it is still good but not the best)
    Cut : (17 votes)
    31 %
    Colour : (10 votes)
    19 %
    Clarity : (12 votes)
    22 %
    Carat : (6 votes)
    11 %
    Balance of everything : (9 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee

    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 # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Triple post!

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Double post!

    Post # 5
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    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted clarity. It has the most impact on a diamond’s value. The cut would be a close second.

    Post # 10
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Cut and clarity are the most important imo. After that comes carat. I think having a “colorless” diamond is overrated.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee

    For me, cut is king. 

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    As long as it’s eye-clean, I’ve stopped caring too much about clarity. Is that awful? 

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee

    Cut, cut, cut, cut!

    Post # 14
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    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    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
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • 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

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