Diamond Buying Guide

Understanding Diamond Characteristics - The 4 C's - Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat

If you want to learn the basics of diamond buying, start with the "four Cs of diamonds" which explains the grading system for diamonds.  This will help you understand why the same size diamond can have a different cost or value.


The cut of a diamond determines its brilliance. Put simply, the better a diamond is cut, the more sparkle it will have.


A diamond's color grade refers to the lack of color. The more colorless the diamond, the higher the color grade it will receive.


Almost all diamonds have tiny imperfections. Diamonds with few or no imperfections receive the highest clarity grades.


This is the term with which people are most familiar, but bear in mind that carat is specifically a measure of a diamond's weight.

Choosing the Right Diamond

Buying a diamond is not an everyday thing. It is a large purchase that requires a lot of thought. Not only do you want it to be a beautiful diamond that will stand the test of time, but also one that won't break the bank. Knowing your budget and finding the diamond with all the characteristics you want can be tricky. If you want a diamond that has the best of all 4 c's then you will end up with a very expensive diamond. Most people end up choosing which C is the most important to them and give up quality on the other characteristics. For example, some might decide that carat weight is more important to them than clarity. Others might want a colorless diamond instead of one that has a lot of carat weight. Wouldn't it be nice to have some sort of alternative that would leave you both smiling?

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Benefits of Arctic Ice Lab Grown Diamonds

Choosing an Arctic Ice Diamond allows you to have more flexibility in finding the characteristics that suit your needs. You will be able to find a balance between price, size and quality without having to sacrifice one or the other. You can have more of what you want and you are still getting a REAL diamond.

Arctic Ice Diamonds are Eco-Friendly. This way you can feel good knowing your purchase didn't harm the environment. And rest assured since our diamonds are grown in a lab, they are naturally conflict free. Win-Win!
Our diamonds are all superior quality at a great value. Buying an Arctic Ice Diamond will give you peace of mind knowing you made an excellent purchase decision that will endure throughout time.