By Fred Cuellar
"Finally, one of many best diamond specialists breaks the silence and demystifies the area of diamonds for normal parents such as you and me."
- Gregory J. P. Godek, writer of 1001 how one can Be Romantic
Get Your Money's worthy on an exceptional Diamond
Buying a diamond could be essentially the most vital and intimidating purchases you ever make. no matter if you are getting engaged or married, or are purchasing for an anniversary, funding, or simply because, find out how to purchase a Diamond will take the strain and uncertainty from your buy, and may assist you get the easiest diamond on your money.
Newly revised and fully up-to-date, How to shop for a Diamond is the one publication out there to incorporate wholesalers' mystery pricing charts that you just, the general public, by no means get to determine! The charts are damaged down by way of carat, readability, and colour - together with many of the varieties of colour inside of each one colour grade.
Important sections include:
- Matching your cash with the right diamond
- The 4 Cs defined: readability, colour, reduce, and carat size
- Ring types and settings
- Insuring and taking care of your diamond
- choosing the right jeweler
- Jewelers' methods of the trade
- Wholesalers' mystery pricing charts!
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Like the pinks, their atomic structure is imperfect. But if nature hadn’t gone amok, we wouldn’t have the handful of samples available to study. There are currently clients that have been waiting over fifteen years in line to get the next red when it hits the market. Some people are more sensitive to the color of diamonds. What may appear slightly yellow to you may look clear to another person, so it will take a higher color grade to satisfy you. The best way to judge the color of a diamond is to compare it to a master set or a colorimeter.
That allows the dealer to sell it as a bigger diamond than it should be, and get more money for it, even though it sparkles less. Look closely! Choose a diamond that’s well-cut, even if you have to search a while to find it. Girdle This is a Goldilocks problem. You don’t want a diamond with a girdle that’s too thin, or one that’s too thick—you want one that’s just right! The whole purpose of the girdle is to protect the edge of the stone from chipping. A girdle that’s too thin doesn’t give enough protection.
You see, a diamond can cleave in four directions, meaning it can be damaged. qxd:Layout 1 6/12/08 10:41 AM Page 12 How to Buy a Diamond A diamond is the hardest thing in the world, but not the toughest. I don’t recommend wearing the highest clarity grade diamonds, because it is possible for someone to buy a VVS, or flawless diamond, and through normal wear lower the clarity grade to a VS or even SI grade. In the VS plottings, the pinpoints become a little easier to see. Also, we start to see some of the other types of inclusions and blemishes.