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  1. Made to order

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What to know when ordering custom-made jewellery Do: Have ideas about what to look for. Start with a special stone and build from there. Know what kind of stone suits you best. Be familiar with the 'four Cs'- cut, colour, clarity and carat. The higher the readings, the rarer a stone will be. Choose stones with certificates issued by the Gemological Institute of America or relevant ...

  2. Dazzling symbols of enduring love

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cs' (carat, clarity, colour and cut), which were the key factors to consider when buying. 'If a diamond represents a play, then clarity is its protagonist. Diamonds with high clarity indicate few internal flaws and imperfections, symbolising the same among couples in love,' he said. When it comes to the four Cs, Hong Kong buyers have a distinct leaning towards clarity ...

  3. Sparklers a cut above the rest

    Posted Sep 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... that have been monitored by DTC, from mines to jewellery shops, can bear this symbol. The idea is to give customers assurance about the four 'Cs' of clarity, cut, colour and carat. (The ...

  4. Tips for choosing the perfect ring

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diamonds are classified by the 4Cs- cut, colour, clarity and carat weight. But how should you rank each category? 'We think beyond the 4Cs,' says Coxon, president of the De Beers ...

  5. Mainland couples treasure diamonds

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Business and Economics in Beijing, says buyers don't know much about purchasing diamonds, including the basics of the 4Cs (clarity, cut, colour, carat) and pricing. Nevertheless, when it comes ...

  6. Rock stars

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... of diamonds, most experts refer to a guide known as the 4Cs: colour, clarity, cut and carat weight. Diamonds with the combination of the highest 4C ratings are rarer and, consequently, more expensive. No factor is more important than the other in terms of beauty, although many experts tend to place certain emphasis on a particular characteristic. The Four Cs COLOUR This term is often misleading ...

  7. Diamond miners at mercy of cheats in Africa

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Karen Palmer

    ... Karen Palmer In a darkened room in Sierra Leone's tiny village of Bandafayie, two dozen men sit discussing the four Cs of diamonds: cut, colour, clarity and carats. They pass around shiny fake diamonds that look like novelty ice cubes, try on a jeweller's monocle and test out the terminology- 'impurities' and 'speculative'- that denotes ...

  8. Dangle a carat

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Tang

    ... million for a ring.' Diamonds are the most expensive stones. Before buying, Kirtley advises bearing in mind the four Cs: carat, clarity, colour and cut. Carat refers to the weight ...

  9. How diamonds can be rock-solid investments

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... January last year. The new gradings, ranging from excellent, very good, good, fair to poor, help consumers determine the value of the cut in conjunction with the other 'Cs': colour, ...



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