Choosing The Perfect Cultured Diamond, For You: The 4 C’s

Choosing The Perfect Cultured Diamond, For You: The 4 C’s

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Choosing The Perfect Cultured Diamond, For You: The 4 C’s

Deciding between our divine Moissanite and Cultured Diamonds is a key milestone when crafting your dream engagement ring. However, for somebody who desires a real diamond with ethical origins, our exclusive Cultured Clarity™ range of exquisite laboratory created diamonds is just for you.

Within our Cultured Clarity™ range, we choose to work with only the most superb cultured diamonds that deliver on our commitment of quality, ethicality and affordability. Our Cultured Diamonds are IGI and GIA-certified diamonds and are D or E Colour, VS1-VVS1 Clarity and Excellent Cut. 

But what does this all mean? In this journal, we are here to guide you in choosing the perfect cultured diamond, specific to you! Below is everything you need to know about the 4 C’s grading system and how it applies to choosing, or co-creating, the ring of your dreams. 

Arguably the most important of the four C’s, cut refers not to the shape of a cultured or ‘laboratory grown’ diamond, but the balance of proportion, symmetry, and polish. This means the quality of workmanship directly correlates with the beauty of the stone - with the cut determining the brilliance, fire and ultimately, the sparkle of your beautiful engagement ring. 

Within our Cultured Clarity™ Signature Range we offer Oval, Round, Emerald, Radiant, Elongated Cushion, Pear, Marquise, and Cushion Cut Cultured Diamonds. 

To offer you simply the best of these cuts, we combine a thousand-year-old craft with modern sustainable practices and design. Proudly crafted in Australia, each of our rings at The Moissanite Company is created with intention, unrivalled craftsmanship and most importantly passion - only working with excellent cut round brilliant diamonds, alongside fancy shaped diamonds that possess excellent polish and symmetry. 

GIA Grading System: Cut

Colour refers to a diamond's natural colour and should not be mistaken for fire, the coloured flashes of light the diamond emits when it moves. Within the GIA Grading System, Colour is graded alphabetically from D (Colourless) to Z (Light Yellow). 

At Cultured Clarity™ we work with D and E coloured laboratory diamonds ensuring the brightest and best quality stones. Also known as ‘colourless’ diamonds, these divine gemstones are simply mesmerising.

GIA Grading System: Colour

Clarity refers to the inclusions found in a diamond, also known as the small imperfections found within the structure of the diamond. 

Since a Cultured Diamond is created with advanced technology mimicking the natural growth process of a mined diamond, these inclusions can occur when the gemstones are exposed to metal traces utilised during the HPHT growth process or mineral inclusions from the CVD growth method. 

Whilst this is something to be cautious of when sustainably crafting a cultured diamond above ground, it also allows better mitigation of these issues in a controlled environment. 

Our Cultured Clarity™ diamonds, hand selected by our Chief Gemstone Expert and Founder, range between the VVS1-VS1 - working with only the most exquisite diamonds that deliver on our commitment of balancing quality and affordability. 

GIA Grading System: Clarity


Lastly, Carat is simply how much a diamond weighs, with one carat equalling 200 milligrams. The larger the carat, the larger the gemstone, and with all else being equal, the higher the cost.

Whilst cultured diamonds are more expensive than moissanite, ranging between $4,000.00 and $15,000.00, they are still significantly more affordable compared to their mined counterparts. This means they are a perfect choice for somebody who desires a real diamond with ethical origins and who is looking to indulge in a larger carat size.

At The Moissanite Company, our pieces are bespoke. We walk the journey with you, so you can discover, or co-create, a divine ring that speaks volumes about your love story. Namely, we are happy to craft a ring with whatever carat size you may desire, offering up to a 5.11ct Cultured Diamond via our Signature Ring Builder and over 5.11ct via the Custom Ring Design Process.

GIA Grading System: Carat

Based in Brisbane, Australia, we utilise the highest quality Cultured Gemstones, including Moissanite and Laboratory Diamonds, paired this with impeccable craftsmanship to bring your forever ring to life. We pride ourselves on being Bespoke, Ethical and Affordable. We are also committed to a sustainable ‘now’ and ‘future’. We are on a mission to positively influence the jewellery industry and provide customers with the sparkle they desire, at a price they can afford, with the environment in front of mind, always! Get in touch today to receive a no-obligation quote from one of our jewellery experts.

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