As you begin to research your engagement ring purchase, all the knowledge you need can be overwhelming. It is our hope that we can help you have fun in your search. This article covers the most basic information about diamonds. The “Four C’s” (cut, color, clarity and carat) determine the value of your diamond. So, what do you need to know about them?
Diamonds have four characteristics, which are carat, clarity, color, and cut. First, the carat is the weight of the diamond. There are five carats from every gram of diamond. Bigger diamonds will increase in carats, thus making them cost more money. In weighing diamonds, one has to take the exact weight, for every point is important. One full carat is 100 points, so if someone tries to sell you a diamond a few lines away from one gram, do not buy it as one gram. It is important that the carat of a diamond is measured with precision and accuracy.
Information will be an important part of any diamond buying process but there is also another element that must not be overlooked. That element? Trust. Just imagine the process everyone should go through when considering buying some diamond jewelry from a local jewelry store. You would want to consider a local jeweler who others have recommended, who has experience, who is a Gemologist, who is located in proper jewelry store, who will spend time with you, and who will freely give you the information that you will need to make an informed decision.
Beware if a jeweler tells you a diamond is blue-white. This refers to the fluorescence and makes a colorless diamond look milky in sunlight, hence decreasing its value. Jewelers have also been known to do some lighting tricks in order to make their diamond seem whiter, so make sure you ask to see the stone in natural light as well.
The reason that diamond color is so important to diamond professionals is that the whole issue of diamond value is a matter of rarity. The rarest stones will always command the highest prices. The completely colorless D diamonds are extremely rare. There are very few stones, especially larger ones, which show this diamond color, and so dealers and collectors are prepared to pay enormous prices for them. But this has nothing to do with the appeal of the diamond to the ordinary buyer. It may even be that you are attracted to a frankly yellowish diamond at the Z end of the scale. If you are, go ahead and buy it: you’ll have found yourself a real bargain, no matter what the experts say.
To get cheaper rates on your 結婚戒指 -making supplies, try to take advantage of discounts and sales. Several chain hobby and craft stores sell basic supplies that you can use when making Jewelry (such as thread, pliers, beads, etc), and these frequently can go on sale, sometimes up to 50% off. If you need to purchase items that are not sold in local stores, do research online before settling on a place to purchase from.
Another factor that you have to consider when purchasing a princess cut diamond engagement rings is the clarity. The clarity of a diamond is the measure of the number of flaws that exist within the diamond. Inner flaws often occur during the process when the diamond is being cut and formed. A diamond that has very few flaws is said to have higher clarity, which can also increase the brilliance of the diamond because there are fewer opportunities for blocking the light that passes through it.
Remember, even if you can not afford a good quality high carat diamond, the diamond that you do choose can be accentuated with smaller stones on each side of it.