A diamond ring is one of the most precious possessions a woman will own. Educate yourself before investing in the diamond ring of a lifetime.
Buying a quality diamond is not as easy as it seems but there are four essential elements of a diamond that can help you make the right choice: the 4Cs – Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat.
First is the color of the diamond. Some people only know of the most popular white diamond, but there are also other colors such as yellow, black or even chocolate colored diamonds. Diamonds are graded according to their color. For instance, D is for colorless and X is for light yellow. If you desire to buy a more expensive and rare diamond, choose a colorless crystal. Popular colors of a diamond may either be white or yellow. Choosing a diamond color usually boils down to your preference.
Second is the cut of the diamond. If you want a sparkling diamond, choose one that has been perfectly cut. The cut of a diamond determines its brilliance hence a poorly cut diamond may lack that dazzle diamonds are famous for. Grades of a diamond cut are Ideal, Premium, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor.
Third is the clarity of the diamond. As the name implies, clarity speaks of the flawlessness of a diamond. Ideally, a perfect diamond is without any flaws. That is, there are no cracks, bubbles or other minerals in the diamond. Consequently, when aiming for a high in clarity diamond, expect a more expensive price.
Last is the carat of the diamond. Carat is referred to as the weight of the diamond. The higher the carat of the diamond, the more expensive it is.
Equip yourself with the basics when it comes to diamond purchase. This can help you assure of an excellent quality diamond that you can give to someone you love.
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