Wala Gems shares its knowledge and expertise about factors that affects its valuation. A diamond quality and value is judged on four fundamental characteristics known as 4 C's .These are Carat weight, Clarity, Color and Cut. The creation of the Diamond 4Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers could now know exactly what they were about to purchase.

Carat weight

Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric "carat" is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 'points. This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. All else being equal, diamond price increases with diamond carat weight, because larger diamonds are more  rare and more desirable. But two diamonds of equal carat weight can have very different values (and prices) depending on three other factors of the diamond 4Cs: Clarity, Color and Cut. It's important to remember that a diamond's value is determined using all of the 4Cs, not just carat weight.