The Four Criteria of Diamond Quality
Diamond quality criteria are as specific and measurable as for manufactured parts. Corporate objectives are required to be SMART (specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-bound) if they are to be considered useful decision criteria and contribute to the manufacture of quality products. In the corporate world, the quality of any product, objective, goal or target of is evaluated by how well it meets the elements of the SMART concept. This model is considered as a valid method of assessment under the overall requirement of accuracy, measurement, and objectivity. This metric of critique is adopted across all organizations because it allows for evaluation without subjection to personal opinions, the use of measurable quantities, and all in a correct and precise manner.
Diamond quality criteria follow the same pattern in their use of the Four Cs (cut, color, clarity, and carat). This model assesses all the important elements that result in the best quality diamond for consumers (Hands Jewelers, 2019). For instance, the way a rough diamond is cut and polished either enhances or hinders its quality. Diamonds are classified from D – Z, the closer to D a stone is, the better it is so looking at color ensures customers get the top stones for their purposes. Further on clarity, diamonds can fall in either the “flawless” class or one of three levels of “imperfect.” Lastly, the carat metric looks at size. All these Cs look at properties that can be measured accurately and objectively as there are instruments that can be used to that end. This is the same thing that happens in the case of manufactured parts as all have properties that can be measured accurately and objectively by standardized instruments.
Hands Jewelers. (2019). The 4Cs of diamond quality and why they’re important. Web.