LEARN ABOUT DIAMONDS
When looking to purchase the perfect diamond, you should know how to choose the right cut and grade, the amount of colour, its weight, among other characteristics look for. For that perfect sparkle, you need the right proportions for your diamond.
I only aim at being completely transparent—Your ultimate diamond selection should be an informed one. Below, I have come up with the ultimate diamond buying guide so that your selection is refined and you understand the worth of what you are paying for.
Choosing the diamond’s shape is the first priority of every buyer because each shape has attributes that affect the price and quality grade. I specialize in a brilliant round cut diamonds. Also, I pride myself with diamonds cut for optimum fire, life and brilliance.
Learn more about a brilliantly cut round and fancy-shaped diamonds, including cushion, princess and pear shapes, here.
THE FOUR C’S
There are 4 essential characteristics to consider when it comes to choosing the perfect diamond. Known as the 4 C’s, these characteristics will guide you in determining the right quality and scale for the perfect sparkle.
I consider cut as the most important of the 4C’s as it influences the diamond’s sparkle. The true skill is in cutting as cut determines how well the diamond reflects and refracts light. My goal is total internal reflection.
Colour is considered as the second most important of the 4 C’s as it affects the diamond’s value, desirability and overall beauty. Polished diamonds are graded for the amount of colour they contain (or lack thereof) from white to yellow. The higher the grade, the lesser the colour.
Clarity describes the diamond’s purity or clearness. Diamonds are graded as “F” for flawless and “I” for inclusions in the diamond. But F-grade diamonds are rarely found (and demand a steep price). Grade I, however, are recommended so long as the inclusions are microscopic.
Carat refers to the diamond’s actual total weight, not the size. The higher the carat, the pricier the diamond, although the diamond’s other characteristics could significantly affect the final price of the gem, such that there is a visible correlation between size and carat when it comes to brilliantly round cut diamonds.
I ensure that every diamond has been certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) for its quality and characteristics. When purchasing diamonds, always ask to review the copy of the diamond’s certificate. This proves that the diamond has undergone a professional, unbiased examination by the world’s foremost experts on diamonds, pearls and coloured stones.
I also provide a series of diamond buying guides and articles on everything diamond-related. The articles have something for every diamond buyer from learning more about the 4C’s, to following the latest trends in jewellery, to finding more about getting the most of your money.