Diamond shopping isn’t a walk in the park, especially if you are new to the world of diamonds. Although they are widely known as a girl’s best friend, they most often are attached to a hefty price tag.

But there is nothing more romantic than giving the love of your life the perfect diamond on the day that you go down on one knee and ask her to be with you for a lifetime. As such, you need to arm yourself with the basics on what exactly to look for when diamond shopping so that you can get the most of your money.

First and foremost, you need to get acquainted with the 4 C’s. The infographic below dives into the anatomy of a diamond, in particular the cut, which is considered to have the highest impact among the 4 C’s. It refers to the proportions, facet arrangement, polish, etc. that overall reflects the quality of cutting the diamond to achieve a beautiful sparkle.

Basic Anatomy of a Diamond

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