How to Choose a Diamond: Four-Minute GIA Diamond Grading Guide by GIA

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if you're shopping for a diamond you

probably have a lot of questions like

how can I be sure that what I'm

purchasing is a real natural diamond how

do I know if the diamond has been

treated the key to understanding a

diamond and its value is to understand

the four attributes that all diamond

share color clarity cut and carat weight

also known as the four seeds the

Gemological Institute of America or GI a

developed the four C's in order to

create a universal language when it came

to the difficult task of determining

diamond quality established in 1931

nonprofit GI a is the largest and most

respected Institute of Gemological

research and learning in the world GI a

created not only the four C's but also

the international diamond grading system