I adore diamonds but I have to say you could sell me a fake and I would not know the difference. So if you are wanting to buy a real diamond this simple advice is a good start. When purchasing anything diamond it really is very personal and your emotions run high. This is where it all can end up being a either a fabulous experience or not. The one advice I can give is that if the price is to good to be true then nine times out of ten go with that gut instinct. Now when I first chose my diamond ring it was very impulsive and quick. This is where it all can get a tad tricky.
The Four C’s Conditions
The quality of a diamond and its price are determined by a set of four conditions known as the four C’s: cut, clarity, color, and carat. When selecting a diamond, look for one that balances these four qualities without straining your budget. Perfect quality diamonds are rare and extremely expensive, but you can select a slightly less perfect diamond that still appears brilliant to the naked eye.
The cut determines a diamond’s shape and brilliance. A well-cut diamond reflects light from one facet to another. If cut too deep or too shallow, light escapes from the diamond prematurely, reducing the stone’s quality. A diamond’s cut determines the vast majority of its brilliance, and many consider the cut to be the most important factor when choosing a diamond.
Don’t Buy the First Diamond You See
Depending if you are buying it for yourself or for your partner. Its really down to you and your partner to decide your taste. My husband and me have always chosen the ring together out of respect and to avoid disappointment. I like this because he would choose things that I would not go for normally. For me there is nothing better to his face when the diamond has been chosen and everyone is happy. Yes it’s called love.
Buy With Clear Conscience
I watched the movie Blood Diamond with Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou and was shocked about the diamond trade and how it finances war in certain countries. The diamond industry is working on a certification process called the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. Make sure whatever diamond you buy that it is part of this scheme.