Diamond Buying Guide

15-02-2019

Diamond Buying Guide

Admired for its strength and brilliance, diamond is popular in the World, mainly in engagement rings and wedding rings. With sapphires, rubies and emeralds, diamonds are few gems that are considered really valuable. If you are looking to buy diamond jewelry, take a look at our guide below which describes diamond grading standards.

THE FOUR C

The four Cs relate to the carat, color, size and clarity of the diamond. All of these must be taken into account when purchasing and evaluating diamonds. Being naturally varied and rare, the four Cs are useful in deducing the quality of the diamond. Be sure to consider the four Cs when buying a diamond. If the carat weight is the most important factor for you, you could save on color, clarity, etc.

 

CARAT

The carat diamond refers to the weight of the gemstone. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams and within each carat it is possible to measure one hundred decimal points. While a higher carat weight usually means a higher price, significant price jumps can be made between the parameters of each carat, with a diamond price of 0.99 carat and 1.01 carat sometimes varying from drastically.

COLOR

The color of the diamond is ranked on an alphabetical scale ranging from D (white and most wanted) to Z (usually the cheapest and tinted color).

Although colored diamonds are becoming more and more fashionable with the discovery of the Hope diamond and the use of yellow Canary diamonds in celebrity engagement rings among others, white or colorless diamonds are most often decorated.

 

CUT

The size of a diamond can greatly affect its luster and brilliance. A well cut diamond will highlight a better play of light and will really surpass anything in its wake. Check out our page on gem shapes and sizes for more information on diamond sizes and how to get the most out of each.

 

CLARITY

The diamond classification includes the range of clarity measured, as indicated in the inclusions and defects of each gemstone. Inclusions and defects are imperfections that can be seen with or without the untrained eye.

Impeccable F diamonds are relatively rare, extremely expensive and of perfect jewelry quality. At the other end of the scale are the I3 diamonds which will have defects visible to the naked eye. Depending on the size and purpose of the diamond, the clarity may be more or less important in your purchasing decision. Djewels diamonds company's range of diamonds ranges from "very light" stones to much cheaper "included" stones, which are mainly used to decorate larger pieces of colored gemstones.

 

DIAMONDS OF WAR

All Djewels diamonds are free from conflicts. We are proud of the extremely close ties we have with our suppliers, which guarantee the precious stones we use in our jewelry.