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How To Choose A Diamond Online

Updated on May 2, 2024

With over 40 years of expertise, Diamond Registry’s CEO and owner, Nissan Perla, is your trusted guide in the diamond-buying world. Recognized by prestigious publications like The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune, Nissan’s extensive knowledge and experience in evaluating, buying, and selling diamonds are unparalleled. Our commitment to integrity, transparency, and delivering exceptional value ensures that you make an informed decision when acquiring your timeless treasure. Choose Diamond Registry for personalized guidance, education, and a curated selection of the finest quality diamonds, backed by decades of industry expertise and dedication to your satisfaction.

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Published on April 28, 2024
Updated on May 2, 2024

Have you ever considered to buy a diamond online ? If so, you’re definitely not the only one. It’s quite common these days due to several reasons. Buying a diamond online takes time but also has its benefits and pitfalls. Here, we are going to look at several criteria that can help you make an educated decision before buying a diamond online.

What makes us your trusted partner

With over 40 years of expertise, Diamond Registry’s CEO and owner, Nissan Perla, is your trusted guide in the diamond-buying world. Recognized by prestigious publications like The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune, Nissan’s extensive knowledge and experience in evaluating, buying, and selling diamonds are unparalleled. Our commitment to integrity, transparency, and delivering exceptional value ensures that you make an informed decision when acquiring your timeless treasure. Choose Diamond Registry for personalized guidance, education, and a curated selection of the finest quality diamonds, backed by decades of industry expertise and dedication to your satisfaction.

Determine The Cut You Want

The cut of a diamond is the most prominent factor in determining its overall appearance. If you want to buy a diamond online, it’s important to know how to choose the right cut.

The cut of a diamond refers to the shape of the stone and how well it reflects light. It can also determine how brilliant and sparkly your diamond looks — or whether it looks dull and lifeless.

When you’re choosing a diamond online, there are several factors that will help you determine which cut is right for your budget and lifestyle.

The cut is the shape of the diamond. There are five basic cuts:

Princess: Princess cut diamonds have square edges and pointed corners. They’re often used in wedding and engagement rings because of their classic style.

Marquise: Marquise cut diamonds are “wedge-shaped” with pointed ends, often used in engagement rings.

Oval: Oval cut diamonds are rounded on both sides, like an egg. They’re often used in vintage jewelry because they look old-fashioned and elegant.

Round: Round cut diamonds are shaped like a circle, with no pointed edges or corners. They’re great for everyday wear because they’re simple and versatile, but also look great in vintage-inspired pieces.

Square/Heart: Square or heart cut diamonds are similar to round cuts except that they have four straight sides instead of curved ones

Decide On The Color You Like

Color is one of the most important factors when shopping for diamonds. The most popular colors are G (near colorless), H (colorless) and I (near colorless). A G-I diamond will be more expensive than an H-I diamond, which in turn will cost more than an I-J diamond.

The difference between these grades of color is very slight — it’s almost impossible for untrained eyes to notice a difference unless you’re comparing them side by side. However, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t a difference between these grades, just that it’s so small that even trained professionals have trouble seeing it.

Choose The Diamond’s Carat Size

Diamonds are not all the same size, so when shopping for one, you need to decide how big you want it to be. You should also consider how much you can afford to spend on a diamond ring or other jewelry piece that will hold your stone.

If you want a large stone but don’t have a lot of money to spend on it, consider buying a smaller stone and having it set in more pieces of jewelry (such as earrings) than just one ring or pendant necklace piece.

Consider The Clarity Grade

The cost of diamonds varies greatly based on their clarity grade. The most expensive diamonds are those in the top clarity grades. The best way to choose a diamond is by considering the clarity grade.

A diamond’s clarity grade is determined by how many inclusions it contains. Inclusions are tiny imperfections found inside the diamond that can be seen with magnification. The fewer inclusions a diamond has, the more valuable it will be.

Diamonds are graded using a scale from FL (flawless) to I3 (included). A FL diamond has no visible imperfections, while an I3 diamond has visible imperfections that may affect the stone’s appearance when viewed under magnification. The most expensive diamonds have perfect clarity and are graded D or E colorless or F white.

Understand The Features Of A Diamond Certificate

Diamond certificates are an essential part of the diamond purchasing process. The certificate will prove that you are getting exactly what you paid for, but it is important to know how to read a diamond certificate before spending the money on one.

It’s important to understand the features of a diamond certificate before spending money on one. There are two types of certificates: GIA and AGS. Both are excellent and will help you understand your diamond, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

GIA stands for Gemological Institute of America, which is an internationally recognized authority on diamonds and gemstones. They were founded in 1931, and their mission is to identify, classify and provide education about gems and minerals as well as provide information about how to buy them.

AGS stands for American Gem Society, which was founded in 1985 with the same mission as GIA – except their focus is on colored stones instead of diamonds. They also offer education programs such as jewelry design certification classes or gemology courses online through their website or brick-and-mortar locations around the world.

Research Online Jewelers

Selecting an online jeweler that has your best interests at heart. While all reputable jewelers have high standards of quality, some are better than others when it comes to customer service, return policies and overall value.

Start by doing some research on the company that caught your eye. Look at their website and check out their reviews on sites like Yelp or Google My Business. If they have a Facebook page, check it out too! You’ll get an idea of what kind of business they run based on their social media presence and how they interact with customers on these platforms.

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Nissan Perla

Nissan Perla has over 40 years in the diamond industry and is the CEO and Owner of Diamond Registry since 1979. Nissan is recognized as one of the talented experts in the diamond world and has been mentioned in publications such as The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Time Out, Sassy HK, and more.

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