When purchasing a diamond for an engagement ring, pendant or earrings, it is important to understand it’s basic characteristics – cut, clarity, color and carat weight. These are the four C’s of a diamond. For many the search for the perfect diamond is a new experience that can often be overwhelming and scary, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right guidance you will learn to carefully evaluate each characteristic to ensure that when the time comes for you to buy a diamond you will be well prepared and ready to take the leap.
The cut of the diamond determines its brilliance, how well it reflects and refracts light. The better a diamond cut is, the more sparkle it will have. The color grade of a diamond actually refers to the lack of color in a diamond. It is graded on a scale of D (colorless) to Z (light yellow.) The most valuable stones contain little to no color. Diamond clarity indicates the absence or presence of natural inclusions or blemishes in the stone. Almost all diamonds have some tiny blemishes we refer to as their unique natural beauty. The last C refers to carat weight of the diamond, simply it is one of the most well known factors.
For a more visual presentation of this information please visit our diamond education page. Bez Ambar is the award winning designer and owner of Bez Ambar Inc. He was born and raised in Israel, first exposed to the world of art when he visited his uncle’s studio in the summer of 1968, at the age of 13. At 22 he moved to London to pursue his passion for painting, and to this day applies his artistic abilities to designs. In addition to his creative talents, Bez is an avid self-learner with a child like curiosity and relentless determination. These qualities served him well in his quest for innovation. Bez developed some of the most important and popular diamond cuts and settings of the twenty first century. Bez Ambar’s innovations and high quality of craftsmanship is what distinguishes him from other designers. His design process always begins with a hand drawn sketch that is later transformed into custom made pieces. His collections are known and admired for their classical look and unconventional design. His superb artistry is expressed in the one of a kind designs that are made to the specific requests of his clients