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Things You Should Know When Buying Diamond Rings

When a man finally decides to buy a diamond ring for his woman, then there are a few things that he needs to take into consideration. This process should never be rushed, as there are many components, criteria, and variables to evaluate in order to choose the perfect diamond ring.

The ring

Purchasing a diamond ring is not a cheap investment. Therefore, you need to be sure that you find the perfect one for your significant other. This can be an intimidating task for first time diamond buyers. Each individual that wants to buy a diamond wants the best that they can possibly afford. However, when you purchase a diamond, be sure to always keep your budget in mind and shop smartly.

The 4 Cs

Color

The best value in a diamond can be shown by the complete absence of color. The color grading of diamonds is conducted according to GIA Grading Scale and the grades are based on the amount of yellow that is visible when the diamond is seen face down through the pavilion with the help of a white light.

Cut

In order to ensure that the maximum amount of light is reflected resulting in maximum diamond sparkle and scintillation, the diamond has to be of an excellent or ideal cut grade. The better the cut grade of a diamond, the more desirable they will be since they will display far more brilliance and fire, thus increasing its price value.

Clarity

The clarity of a diamond can be determined by the color, size, position, nature, and number of inclusions (internal) or blemishes (external). While they may not be visible to the naked eye, they most certainly give every diamond its unique identifying characteristics. The clarity of diamonds become even more important as the size of the diamond increases as they become more prominent to the naked eye and therefore, it is always important to compare a few stones of similar specifications before purchasing a stone.

Carat

Carats do not refer to the diamond size. They are simply the unit of measurement for the weight of the diamond. Therefore, two diamonds of the same carat weight might have different cuts resulting in one of them to appear bigger and brighter than the other. A premium cut diamond will therefore appear much bigger than the diamonds having a higher carat weight.

Diamonds come in many shapes. But when purchasing diamond rings, you need to keep in mind the 4 Cs along with your individual budget so that you can make the best possible decision for yourself. Additionally, you shouldn’t shy away from talking about diamonds with your jeweler as much as possible.

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    Author: Carmelo Speelman

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