A Newbie’s Diamond Buying GuideIf you’re planning to buy a diamond fo engagement rings, pendant, bracelet or earrings but don’t know where to start? This quick diamond guide will help. Usually most people looking to buy a diamond are clueless and intimidated by the complexity of diamond grades and why they are so expensive. All it takes is a little research and to learn the basic factors of a diamond. Basically all you need to know is the 4-Cs of a diamond – the four important factors that contribute to its price and quality.
Diamond CutLet’s start with diamond cut – it’s the cut of a diamond that determines the symmetry, proportions and ability to reflect light which all contribute to its fire and sparkle. Although there is no visible difference between cut grades, there is a difference in the perfection of proportions that determine how much light reflects through. Usually you have the option to choose between three cut grades -
- Good Cut –
- Very Good Cut –
- Excellent Cut – also referred to as an ideal cut diamonds where the diamond is perfectly proportioned and is usually 5-10% more expensive.