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10 Common Mistakes When Selecting a Diamond Ring

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Congratulations! You’ve decided to make a commitment and buy a diamond engagement ring. Well done! Now before you jump the gun, there are some things that you should know before making this purchase. Every year thousands of people end up with the wrong engagement ring simply because they didn’t do the proper research. This is our guide to ensure that you don’t make these mistakes.

1. Make sure that the diamond has been certified by a leading grading laboratory such as GIA or AGS.

A certificate is a must when buying a diamond ring, so make sure that the diamond you get has been certified by a leading grading laboratory such as GIA or AGS. A diamond certificate is your guarantee that the stone you're buying is real and has not been treated in any way. It also guarantees that your diamond has good color and clarity, which are key factors in determining its value.

2. Don’t compromise on the cut, it is not just the size or shape of the diamond!

A diamond's cut grade is a measure of how well a diamond has been cut to maximize its brilliance and fire. The cut of your ring plays an important role in determining how it looks. In fact, this factor is so important that many people who are not familiar with diamonds will actually judge a diamond’s value based on its cut rather than clarity and color alone. A poorly cut stone might seem duller than one with excellent clarity, which would be classified as “eye-clean” but poorly proportioned (and therefore lacking in sparkle).

When choosing between two similar pieces—one with an excellent clarity rating and one with inferior clarity but an excellent cut grade—the choice is clear: go for the better-cut option every time!

3. Remember to check every single angle and make sure you don’t sacrifice any other aspect of the diamond just because it looks big.

Check every single angle of the diamond

Make sure you don’t sacrifice any other aspect of the diamond just because it looks big.

Remember to check every single angle and make sure you don’t sacrifice any other aspect of the diamond just because it looks big.

4. Always focus on color, clarity and cut when buying a diamond ring.

When you are choosing a diamond ring, always focus on the color, clarity and cut of the diamond. The weight, size and shape of the diamond are less important in most cases.

5. You need to know that many jewelry stores actually misrepresent the diamonds they have in their stores.

When you’re buying a diamond, there are so many things you need to know. For example, you need to know that many jewelry stores actually misrepresent the diamonds they have in their stores. You might think your diamond is real, but it could be a fake!

How can you tell if a diamond is real? Well, first of all, look at the color of your diamond. If it looks too dark or has brown hues in it, then it might not be genuine. Another way to test whether your stone is real is by using an eye loupe and looking at its clarity (or lack thereof).

You also want to make sure that the certificate on any ring or piece of jewelry matches what’s written on it—if there isn't one attached at all, then chances are good that something fishy's going on here too!

6. The ability to differentiate between a real diamond and fake one can save you from a lot of trouble later down the road.

  • Check the certificate. A certificate is a document that states the diamond’s quality, color and carat weight.
  • Check the diamond. Make sure it looks clear, without any inclusion of any kind (like spots or clouds). When you are inspecting your stone, use a 10x magnification loupe to inspect its clarity and cut grade as well as check for signs of damage (scratches, chips etc.).
  • Check the price: While it’s true that sometimes you do get what you pay for when purchasing diamonds in general terms this does not necessarily apply to all diamonds found online or at local retailers because there are many fakes out there masquerading as real gems which can be priced lower than their authentic counterparts but still look just as beautiful when worn on your finger! So make sure that you compare apples with apples when shopping around - meaning comparing similar carats/clarity grades between different vendors before deciding who gets your business!
  • Check who sells them: Are they reputable sources? Do they offer warranties? What kind of return policy do they have if something goes wrong? Have they been in business long enough that customers feel comfortable doing business with them? How much experience do salespeople have at helping people find just what they need when shopping for such an expensive purchase? The answers to these questions should determine whether or not we shop here today...or go somewhere else!

7. Is your diamond is too cloudy? Too many blemishes and inclusion? Do not select it! Instead look for an imperceptible imperfection.

It’s important to remember that your diamond is a living stone and therefore will have inclusions. The only exception to this rule would be if you were to purchase a synthetic or lab-created diamond, which has been made in a factory setting.

Inclusions (imperfections) are the most common reason for diamonds being rejected by the industry, especially when it comes down to buying an engagement ring. It is also why some people buy lab-created diamonds because they don’t have any imperfections whatsoever.

But what exactly do we mean by imperfection? It can be anything from surface blemishes like scratches and nicks, tiny feathers (which look like lines), pinpoints (tiny points of light), cracks and even bubbles under high magnification lenses! Although these may seem small on their own they add up over time so wear them with pride!

8. Always ask for a certificate before your purchase.

You may want to ask for a certificate of authenticity and origin, appraisal, purity, weight, color grade and clarity grade. This will ensure that you are not spending money on an inferior-quality diamond.

It is also important that you understand the difference between the cut of a diamond and its shape. Diamonds come in many different shapes such as round brilliant cuts or princess cuts. These shapes have been developed over centuries through experience by master jewelers utilizing their most up-to-date techniques available at that time period. Each shape has its own unique characteristics including brilliance (how light refracts off each facet), fire (how much sparkle a stone produces) and scintillation (refraction within each facet). Therefore it is important when selecting your perfect engagement ring style consider both aspects together instead of just focusing on one aspect alone such as carat weight or price tag alone because both play an important role in determining what type of look they want from their dream ring!

9. Authenticate the certificate

Always look for a black stamp on the diamond certificate to ensure that it is authentic and not counterfeit.

This indicates that it has been graded by an independent gemological institute such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or American Gem Society Laboratories USA (AGSL).

10. Have fun! Buying a diamond ring should be an enjoyable experience not something you should stress out about!

When you're considering buying a diamond, the pressure is on. The world is going to judge your choice, and if you don't get it right, there's no way to make the best choice with this common mistake. But if you want to have an enjoyable time with your partner and friends while selecting a ring and not feel pressured or stressed out about it?

That's where we come in! We'll help you find the perfect ring for her based on her personal style and preferences. We'll even keep things fun for both of you—after all, that's what matters most!

I know diamonds can seem intimidating, but don’t be afraid to do your research! Our blogs are full of helpful tips, guides and fun facts that will help you navigate the world of diamonds confidently. When it comes to finding your perfect diamond center stone, don’t compromise on the quality just because it seems too expensive. You should always focus on the 4 Cs when buying a diamond; color, cut, clarity and carat weight. Once you figure out which one is most important to you then all that’s left is choosing where to buy them from (and trust me there are plenty of online retailers out there who will give you exactly what they need).

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