Guide To Buying Diamond For Beginners
Buying a diamond is certainly a task. When it’s a diamond for your special day, i.e engagement or proposal, then making sure that you pick the right diamond becomes crucial. A diamond that will go into your diamond ring for engagement is going to be cherished for a lifetime.
Diamond isn’t only used for engagement, but as a treat to appreciate all the hard work you have put in being able to own that shiny stone, is also a milestone in anyone’s life.
Buying a diamond to mark any special event in life can be tricky if you are doing it for the first time. You must be sure that you are buying the right diamond at the right price.
|With the emergence of lab-grown diamonds, it is also very important to know that the diamond you are buying or the diamond jewellery you are purchasing is a natural diamond. To take care of all the worries faced by the first-time buyers of diamond or diamond jewellery, here is a small guide to find you your stone of life.
Understanding the 4 ‘C’s of Diamond
Diamond has value and this value is determined based on 4 ‘C’s. These 4 ‘C’s are namely Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat.
So, we need to first understand each of these 4 C’s, to understand which of the diamonds will be of the highest value in your given budget.
COLOR OF DIAMOND
Diamond color starts from D and goes up to Z. D is the highest color grade, which means, the diamond is completely colorless or say watercolor. As we go down the color grade, the diamond stars have a yellow color tint to them.
CLARITY OF DIAMOND
It simply means how clean is your diamond. The clarity grade starts from “IF” meaning internally flawless and goes down to the I3 (heavily included). Any diamond having any kind of impurities inside it, which is visible through the naked eye, will reduce the value of the diamond. Depending upon how many and what type of inclusions are there inside the diamond, the value of the diamond is decided.
CUT OF DIAMOND
How nicely is your diamond cut? Diamond with excellent clarity grades will be more radiant and will shine more as they will reflect more light, whenever light passes through them. Cut of Diamonds are graded from being Excellent, to very good, too good, and last being poor.
CARAT OF DIAMOND
Last but not least is the weight of the diamond. More the weight of the diamond, the more money you will have to shell out of your pocket.
|DECIDE YOUR “C” OF THE DIAMOND
One might feel. Buying the highest grade of all the C will get you the best diamond. However, it might be true, but buying the best of the best, will require a cost.Budgeting is certainly required while choosing the right diamond. Budgeting doesn’t mean choosing an inferior diamond, but a diamond that will give maximum value to you.
True colorless diamond comes with a color grade of D or F. Anything beyond this gets a yellow tint, but it certainly doesn’t matter if you will be using the diamond in the yellow metal, as it will reflect some yellow tint of the metal. Any inclusion which is not visible from the naked eye is good to have in diamond, as it will certainly reduce the amount you will have to shed to have the shiny stone.
It is like, setting the priority and a little bit of adjustment with C’s will help you choose the best diamond for yourself.
GET A CERTIFICATE
When buying a diamond or diamond jewellery, always ask for an authenticity certificate from the jewelers. You must ensure that these authentic certificates are from independent labs. This will help you be sure that you are buying a natural diamond with particular specifications about cut, color, clarity, and carat of the diamond.
To ensure authenticity, La marque-M delivers all its diamond jewelry with an authenticity certificate from the International Gemological Institute(IGI).
These are some basic guidelines to be followed before purchasing a diamond or diamond jewellery, at any point.