Prioritising the 4C’s when viewing diamonds in Hatton Garden jewellers


Prioritising the 4C’s when viewing diamonds in Hatton Garden


If you are planning to visit Hatton Garden’s jewellers to choose an engagement ring, a basic understanding of diamonds and their qualities will provide a good platform to refine your search. Ideally, the aim is to find a diamond that is white, free from visible inclusions and one that sparkles intensely. This is where the 4C’s - Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat will come into play and pose the difficult question - which of the C’s is the most important when viewing engagement rings in London?


Though finding a diamond that offers a good proportion on a lady’s hand is important, a larger stone does not necessarily mean more impact. A trip to Hatton Garden jewellers will allow you to experiment with a range of diamond sizes, enabling you to find the perfect balance on your partner’s hand. Too large and it might appear overpowering, too small and the diamond can become lost. Many customers tend to focus their attention more toward the Colour, Clarity and Cut of the stone rather than outright size.


The colour and clarity of a diamond is of great importance when viewing engagement rings in London’s Hatton Garden jewellers. Rennie & Co believes that colour and clarity should be treated independently and therefore places equal importance on both factors. Unlike carat weight, a higher colour (graded from D to Z) and clarity (graded from Flawless to Included) denote higher quality. Many customers choose to position themselves between D-F in colour to ensure a stunning white stone, and between VVS1 and SI1 in clarity to avoid visible inclusions.


The cut of a diamond is arguably the most important factor when viewing engagement rings in London. The first thing that you will notice as you walk past the Hatton Garden jewellers will be the sparkle. The quality of a stone’s cut will determine its fire, sparkle and brilliance and is graded from Excellent to Poor. At Rennie & Co, we recommend a cut grading of Excellent or Very Good. Complimented by a high colour and clarity, by doing so you will ensure that you have a truly scintillating diamond!


Looking at engagement rings in London is above all else an incredibly personal and hopefully an enjoyable experience. It is for you and your partner (if he or she is in on the act!) to establish what is most important to you and refine your search from there. If you have any questions about any of our jewellery pieces, contact our friendly team on 020 7405 4585 or email

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