The 4Cs

GRADING A DIAMOND

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THE APPLEBY DIFFERENCE

Reputable diamonds are sold with GIA certification. This international standard grades the diamond on the 4Cs. Appleby further assess each diamond according to our own rigorous standards, authenticating its unique characteristics.

An Appleby diamond sparkles more because it has been hand selected by Gerry Appleby, one of Ireland's leading gemologists. Only an experienced, trained eye can differentiate the minute elements that make an exceptional diamond. 

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  A QUICK GUIDE TO THE 4Cs

 

CUT
How a diamond is cut determines how its facets interact with light, producing the diamond’s unique ‘sparkle’. 


CLARITY
The quantity and nature of blemishes within the diamond, and how they affect the diamonds appearance.


COLOUR
Diamonds are evaluated on the absence of colour, with the ‘purest’ diamonds closest in hue to a pure drop of water. 

 
CARAT WEIGHT
A measurement of how much a diamond weighs.

 

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