Buying a diamond can be one of the most important purchases in your life. These tips may help make it easier when making this important purchase.
Diamond Weight & Size
Some people want to buy the biggest diamond possible. Is this always the right choice? We feel that it's always a matter of preference, but here are some things to think about:
Clarity vs Cut
The larger the diamond, chances are the more inclusions it has, and because it's larger, these inclusions are typically more visible to the eye than on a smaller diamond. Most importantly, if the diamond cut isn't proportioned correctly, it won't return the maximum amount of light through the top of the diamond.
This illustrates that no matter how large the diamond, its cut and proportions determine how brilliant the diamond really is. Strong brilliance can compensate for slightly lower clarity. Prioritizing cut over clarity often yields a better price value in your purchase.
The most common diamond colors range from colorless to yellowish-brown. Sometimes these colors can add warmth or depth to your diamond. Also, mounting a non-colorless diamond in yellow gold can make the diamond appear colorless in some cases.
Today's shopper also has the option to purchase a Laboratory Grown diamond and tha't a whole other conversation. Look for our blog post on Lab Grown Diamonds to learn about them and check out our Lab Grown Diamond jewelry.
We are always happy to share our expertise about diamonds. Please let us know how we can help you make a confident decision in your diamond purchase.