If you are considering purchasing diamond jewellery for that special someone in your life, there are many important factors that you should familiarise yourself with. Because diamond jewellery is an expensive investment, choosing the perfect diamond can be a challenge.
With that being said, we are going to share some tips on what to look for when shopping for diamond jewellery at CharmsCompany. Let’s get started:
Shape- a diamond’s shape determines the level of brilliance and the overall quality. If you are unsure of the shape you want, choose a diamond with classic shape. You can choose uncommon shapes if you are a person with non-traditional preferences. Most common diamond shapes are round, princess, oval, heart, pear, and marquise.
Cut- a diamond’s cut also affects brilliance, and it is another factor to look for when choosing the perfect diamond. Check the grading report of a diamond to learn about its cut quality. The top level of perfection is called “Ideal Cut”. A more affordable high-quality diamond has “Excellent” or “Very Good” cuts. If you want to stick to a budget and get acceptable cuts, choose the “Good” grade. Diamonds with mediocre or poor cuts typically lack brilliance.
Clarity- diamonds with good clarity have better brilliance and sparkle, while inclusions are less noticeable. The certification should tell you about the gemstone’s clarity grade. Diamonds with IF (internally flawless) or FL (flawless) clarity have no visible imperfection. Diamonds with VVS1 or VVS2 (Very, Very Small Inclusions) are high quality stones with imperfections that are visible with 10-power magnification. Diamonds with VS1 or VS2 (Very Small Inclusions) have barely visible imperfections when seen with naked eyes.
Colour- colourless diamonds have the highest value. For the absolute colourless diamond, choose diamonds with D (blue/white) grade. Diamonds with E or F grade are also visually colourless, but more affordable. H, I and G are lower grades, but still considered as relatively colourless, with H as the best grade. But with closer inspection, H, I and G grade diamonds have a barely visible yellowish tint. J and M are the next lower grades that still look relatively colourless if used with certain bands. The colour of metal band may affect the visual appearance of diamonds.
Carat- carat is a unit of weight for diamonds and one carat is equal to 0.2 grams. Engagement rings usually have 1 or 2 karat diamonds. Diamonds with highest karat weight are bigger.
To make purchasing diamond jewellery easier, always choose a reputable jeweller. CharmsCompany carries a full range of beautifully designed silver and diamond jewellery, charms, and more, and we are more than happy to assist you with any questions you might have.
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