Five Essential Tips for Buying a Diamond RingIf you’re clueless about buying diamonds but need to find the perfect one for her dream engagement ring and fit your budget, these five tips from the experts at Steven Stone will help you on your quest. 1. Firstly Learn the 4Cs – This is basically the specification of the diamond and what it is graded on to give its quality and price.
- Colour refers to how colourless the diamond is as diamonds with tints of yellow are graded lower down the scale. Diamonds are graded from D update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = colourless) to Z update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = tinted). There is little noticeable colour difference between D to G graded diamonds.
- Cut refers to the diamonds angles when cut from a rough stone, which typically consists of 58 sides internally and externally. This determines the diamonds sparkle when light is reflected through the stone. We always recommend opting for an excellent cut stone to get the most dazzle.
- Clarity refers to the amount of blemished or imperfections a diamond has which are natural flaws. IF update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = internally flawless) is the highest graded diamond we sell at Steven Stone and goes down to diamonds that are only very slightly flawed which isn’t visible to the naked eye.
- The Carat Weight is not to be confused with the size of the stone as it’s a measurement of the weight of the diamond. A one carat diamond weighs 0.2 grams which is divided into 100 points, so a 50 point diamond is the equivalent to a half carat diamond. As carat weight is more commonly known, two diamonds could be of the same weight and size but have two very different price points according to their cut, colour and clarity.