In this day and age, there's so much information about expensive diamonds that you need to know before buying a ring.
Below are some tips for purchasing an expensive diamond ring:
Know the 4 Cs of Diamond Quality
There are four characteristics that determine how valuable and high-quality a diamond is: color, clarity, carat weight and cut. When all of these factors are high quality, the result is a stunningly beautiful (and expensive) piece of jewelry.
Color refers to how yellowish or colorless the stone is. Colorless diamonds are rarer and more valuable than ones with a yellow tint. Many people think that diamonds should always be colorless, but that's not always what a buyer wants — some people prefer the romantic look of yellow diamonds. If this is you, choose a piece with fewer imperfections (clarity) or one that's larger in size (carat weight).
Diamond Clarity: The Most Important Aspect of Your Ring
If you look at the four Cs of a diamond - cut, color, clarity and carat - what is the most important? If you said cut or color, you are wrong. It's actually clarity. It's very important when choosing a diamond because it determines the amount of light that is reflected back to your eye when looking at the gemstone.
This principle is called "scintillation," and it refers to the sparkle and shine of the stone. If your diamond has inclusions or blemishes, they will absorb light and make the stone appear dull. Even though you may not be able to see them with your naked eye, they will still be there hiding beneath the surface. The more flaws your stone has, the less light it will reflect back when viewing from different angles.
Price Is Not Indicative Of Size.
Diamond prices are dependent on a number of factors: size (carat weight), color, clarity and cut quality. You can have two diamonds of exactly the same carat weight and yet one will cost significantly more than the other due to higher color and clarity grades and/or better cut quality.
That said, the price per carat increases exponentially with increasing carat weight because larger diamonds with higher color and clarity grades are extremely rare compared to smaller stones with lower color and clarity grades.
Many consumers assume that two diamonds with the same carat weight will be similar in size, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The actual size of a diamond depends on its shape — a round brilliant has different proportions than a fancy-shaped stone like an oval or pear
Buy GIA-Certified Diamonds
A diamond certificate is a written report issued by a qualified gemologist after examining a diamond's characteristics. It contains all the details of the stone including the measurements, weight, color, clarity, cut and more. When you buy GIA-certified diamonds, you can feel confident that your stone is natural and not synthetic. If a vendor doesn't have certificates for their diamonds, you should shop elsewhere.
Section: Get to KNOW the sellers
It's important to find a seller who has an excellent reputation in the industry and who is willing to answer all of your questions thoroughly, honestly and professionally. Do your research on the seller's background, including education and experience, and make sure you feel comfortable with the seller before making any purchasing decisions.
Remember, a diamond is a girl's best friend, and you'll want to get one that she loves. To help make sure you're on the right track, keep these five things in mind when you go shopping for an engagement ring. You'll not only be satisfied with the ring you choose, but your sweetheart will appreciate your thoughtfulness as well.
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