Understanding diamonds

Understanding diamonds

We all know our ABC's but do you know the CCCC's? Understanding diamonds and the way they are graded can be a lot to take in but we have simplified it in our guide below.

With this, you'll be on top of the "Four C's" in no time. 


This is how the stone is cut and polished. A well cut stone is important as the proportion and angles of the cut determines how radiant and sparkling the stone will be.

Better cut, better brilliance.  There are many different types of cuts and they're divided inte two groups:

The first one is Brilliant Cut. This is the most common one and is recognized by its classic circle shape when 
looked at from above. We use this type of cut on most of our fine jewellery.

The second group is Fancy Cut. This contains all other types of cuts there are and also the different shapes.

At ENNUI Atelier we offer some jewelry with fancy cut stones such as the Inner Strength labret with its exquisite marquise diamond and the Rectangular labret with an baguette cut one.


A diamond can come in a wide range of color hues and is graded based on this. The grading goes from the colorless D to a noticeable yellow or brown tinted Z. Whiter diamonds are more rare but what color one should go for is down to personal preference and there is no right or wrong. At ENNUI Atelier, we use G color, also called Top Wesselton or Fine White.

Diamonds also comes in other colors and they are known as Fancy Color Diamonds. There are many different colors such as yellow, blue, pink, purple, black and brown. 

Want to skip the traditional white and instead go for breathtaking black diamonds? We've got plenty of styles.

Why not check out our Ares ring, reversible black diamond hoops or the Ebony labret


Perfection is boring and diamonds are not excluded. When the diamond is formed through immense pressure deep in the earth, it gets natural characteristics and small inclusions.

Most of the inclusions are not visible by the naked eye and doesn't affect the brilliance of the stone. 

Our diamonds are SI which means that they are graded as small inclusions that are only visible under x10 magnification. 


Carat is the weight of the diamond and this is the grading that effects the price the most. One carat is 0.2 grams; so the higher carat, the bigger and more expensive the gem.

This term is commonly mixed up with the word "karat" which is the unit used to describe the purity of gold, for example 14k gold.

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