Diamond Buying Guide FAQs
What grade of diamond is best?
Our Astor diamonds represent the highest-graded stones available. These diamonds feature unparalleled brilliance.
Which of the 4Cs of diamonds is most important?
Cut is the most important characteristic of the 4Cs. Cut is responsible for the diamond’s brilliance. A symmetrical, proportionate diamond cut will bring the most sparkle.
Which of the diamond 4Cs is least important?
Clarity is believed to be the least important of the four Cs. This is because many imperfections are difficult to see with the naked eye.
How do the 4Cs impact a diamond’s price?
The higher quality a diamond is, the more expensive it will be. Each stone is unique and many less-than-perfect grades in some of the 4 Cs are difficult to see with the naked eye. For example, stones with a lower clarity score may still look eye-clean. Because of the uniqueness of diamonds, it’s possible to choose a stone with lower scoring elements of the 4Cs and still enjoy a breathtakingly beautiful diamond.