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Things to Consider When Buying Diamonds

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When you are thinking of a way to surprise your better-looking side with a gift, you have to know that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” With that being said you understand why men come second, logically. Fortunately, for men, this is an excellent chance to show how much they care about their women, or they will be replaced by a suitable diamond.

Thankfully this is not true, but for everybody who is getting ready to purchase such a sophisticated symbol of wealth, should pay attention to this article. The engagement ring is a typical example of when people traditionally tend to splash the cash on a diamond, thinking they will only do it once or more in some cases. We have a few suggestions to help you choose the right diamond.

The standard unit of weight for diamonds is carat. But what is a carat, and how much does it cost? Well, as a measurement for a diamond carat is equal to 0.007 of an ounce. In other words, one carat is 1/5 of a gram. For a 0,5 carat diamond, the estimated price is about  $2,500. One ounce is 142 carats, while one gram of diamonds is 5 carats. The cost from there determined with the increased weight and the rarity of the diamond.

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When you know what you want, it is easy to find a suitable diamond. You can check any loose wholesale diamonds and try without it, but we do not ‘suggest that. Certain grade and a specific category are accustomed to a diamonds type and number of decorations. Diamond clarity chart shows the list from the most expensive and quality ones to the less wanted on the list if the weight and color are the same for the presented diamonds. It functions in the form like GRADE/CATEGORY: FL/Flawless, IF/Internally Flawless, VVS1-  VVS2/ Very Very Slightly Included, VS1 – VS2/ Very Slightly Included, SI1 – SI2 – SI3/ Slightly Included, I1 – I2 – I3/ Included.

The shape of the diamond is the more familiar part for the majority of people. The association is the round shape for a diamond, but depending on your budget and taste, you have the next available choices of shape: Cushion, Baguette, Trillion, Heart, Asscher, Pear, Emerald, Marquise, Oval, Brilliant, Princess, and Round.

The diamond color is also something to consider. The amount of yellow in a stone is the determine one but can also have gray and brown color present, even all three in some cases. Diamonds who have a higher price are more colorless, and the dark yellowish color signifies that the diamond doesn’t worth that much. The diamond color scale ranges from D to Z: Colorless (D-E-F), Near colorless (G-H-I), Faint Yellow (J-K-L-M), Very Light Yellow (N-O-P-Q-R), and Light Yellow (S-T-U-V) (W-X-Y-Z).

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The diamond cut grade can make a difference in diamond spark, giving it the recognizable shining and admiration from all who see it. Fifty-eight carefully angled flat surfaces or facets, affect the brilliance, fire and final design of a diamond. The price is determined with the grade scales: excellent cut, very good cut, good cut, fair and poor cut, well cut, deep cut, shallow cut, too deep, too shallow.  Good reflection of light in a diamond shows a higher cut grade in it, increasing the price.

When making the final decision on the purchase of a diamond, you should know that a certificate for authenticity and trust is something that will tell you a lot about it. The document includes a serial number on the girdle, weight, color, clarity, quality, validity that it is organic, etc.



Peter is a freelance writer with more than eight years of experience covering topics in politics. He was one of the guys that were here when the foreignpolicyi.org started.

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