Are you finding it difficult to find that perfect diamond ring?
- The key to finding a great diamond is clarity and the quality of the diamond cut.
- Choose a diamond with VI to SI Clarity and a Very Good (VG) Cut, which is a great solution when searching for a quality diamond while keeping within a tight budget.
- For the best value, while not compromising on quality, choose a diamond with G-I Color.
Choosing The Right Diamond
When making a purchase as big and important as buying the right diamond, your decision should be a fully informed one. This can be difficult with the amount of information available on the web. One of the best places to start is our diamond information available on PDF. Click here.
Choosing A Diamond Shape
The shape of a diamond is important because the shape ultimately affects the radiance of the diamond. For the most brilliant diamond, usually a round cut is best, but the setting of the ring can also have an effect on a diamond’s fire and brilliance.
Choosing The Diamond Size: Larger diamonds are rare when compared with smaller diamonds and therefore have higher prices. With carat weight, the value of the diamond rises exponentially. A clear understanding of cut, color, and clarity will help you balance the overall diamond quality with the size of your diamond.
The Four Cs of Diamond Quality
Cut: The brilliance or sparkle of a diamond is determined by the cut. A poor cut can make a diamond look dull, even with perfect color and clarity.
Color: Colorless diamonds are the most expensive. The best value for your money is a near-colorless diamond with color that is not visible to the naked eye.
Clarity: Diamonds that are free from internal flaws or inclusions are very rare and therefore very expensive. Diamonds with no inclusions visible to the naked eye can give you the best value for your money.
Carat: Carats refer to the mass or weight of a diamond. One carat is defined as one-fifth of a gram or exactly 200 milligrams. Like the number of pennies in a dollar, the point unit equals one one-hundredth of a carat and is the unit that is most often used when a diamond is less than one carat in weight. So 50 points equals 1/2 carat.