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Diamonds

Choosing the Right Diamond

If you are shopping for a diamond, there are a number of things that you should consider before making your purchase. You can easily find your diamond at a great value without exceeding your budget by following these 4 easy steps.

Many diamond customers go shopping before setting a budget and end up having an unsatisfied experience finding the correct stone. Setting a budget and understanding where your money is allocated can make for a much more pleasurable diamond buying experience.

Diamonds are price based on their color grade and diamond weight. Many shoppers find it difficult to identify the difference between a diamonds color grade. If you invest in the lowest color grade that looks appealing this will allow you to purchase a larger diamond in the same budget. The highest color grades include D, E and F, this is categorized as colorless. The following color grades G, H, I and J are nearly colorless and can be bought at a lower price.

Smaller diamonds cost less to purchase compared to a single diamond with the same carat weight. Buying three diamonds at a weight of 0.50 will cost a fraction of what you will have to pay for one diamond weighing 1.50 carats.

Most diamonds have inclusions, the importance lies in checking them with the naked eye. If the diamonds that you are viewing look clean, there is no point-paying extra for high clarity grades as they only add to the expense.

Diamonds that are of same carat weight and shape can also differentiate. Cut can also influence the millimeter size. Comparatively shallow diamonds are larger in width and length. Type of setting for these diamonds can also create an impact on perceived size and price. White gold settings for these diamonds can cost around one third of the price of platinum. Diamonds that have pave or bezel around the setting appear larger.

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Many diamond customers go shopping before setting a budget and end up having an unsatisfied experience finding the correct stone. Setting a budget and understanding where your money is allocated can make for a much more pleasurable diamond buying experience.

diamond shapes

The brilliance and beauty of diamonds engulfs everyone and this is why diamond jewelry is popular all across the globe. You can wear jewelry that have a number of diamonds or the ones that have single solitaires, depending upon your choice. There are a number of cuts and shapes of diamonds but you need to know the difference between them in order to choose the best. Here is some information about the different diamond shapes to help ease your buying decisions.

round

When people say they are looking for a platinum engagement ring, they are referring to Scott Kay Jewelry. Been awarded the Platinum Innovation Award from the Platinum Guild International for his masterpiece creations, Scott Kay jewelry has a diverse range of men and women wedding collection, each with a symbolic name such as Namaste, which is a perfect balance between spirituality and strength or Embraces, which symbolized union in its intertwined designs. Apart from his acclaimed platinum pieces, Scott Kay diamond rings are also a favorite amongst the jewelry enthusiasts.

princess

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asscher

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pear

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emerald

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oval

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heart

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cushion

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the 4 c’s

The brilliance and beauty of diamonds engulfs everyone and this is why diamond jewelry is popular all across the globe. You can wear jewelry that have a number of diamonds or the ones that have single solitaires, depending upon your choice.

Carat is the unit in which a diamond is weighed. One carat equals to 0.2 grams or 200 milligrams. Carat weight is the prime factor that determines the weight of a diamond. Larger diamonds are undoubtedly costlier. Carat makes expressing diamond weight easier as compared to milligrams. Instead of giving three labels to diamonds weighing 20 milligrams, 211 milligrams and 220 milligrams, carat offers a category for fitting the diamonds in a one category, placing these diamonds in one-carat range.



carat


One should not forget that high carat weight does not necessarily mean a larger looking diamond. Even diamonds of the same weight can differ on a basis of other factors, especially cut that influences perceived size. Large diamonds are rare to find and much in demand as compared to small diamonds even of the same quality. The price of a one-carat solitaire diamond ring is more than a ring with smaller diamonds making up the same carat weight. Diamond comparison is not effective until you compare the diamonds of similar features and qualities. While comparing the value of different diamonds, divide cost of every diamond in accordance with the carat weight and then calculate its price per carat.

You may have witnessed your jeweler discussing points while talking about diamond sizes. This is not in context with the number of facets a diamond has but to the weight of the diamond. One carat is equivalent to 100 points, so every point is 1/100th of a carat. Carat weight also influences a diamond’s price. Because of the rarity of larger stones, they are priced higher. Carat weight is an important consideration while buying the diamonds for your-self.

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