Buying Diamonds

The mere mention of this word stirs rich, pure, and exciting thoughts in all of our minds.

Throughout history the diamond has been revered as having an irresistibly seductive power all of its own. This reputation is due to its brilliance, its fire and the fact that it is the rarest, most expensive and therefore most desirable of all gems.

Diamond is the glittering, dazzling, peerless “king of gems” that symbolizes purity and strength. That’s why diamond has become the symbol of the most beautiful relationship of marriage, symbolizing the commitment to never-ending love.

Before making a diamond purchase one must know the 4 C’s about buying diamond first carat weight, diamond clarity, diamond color and diamond cut (not shape). Other advanced characteristics of diamonds include and diamond enhancements. By understanding what all the are and what to ask when purchasing a diamond, you are much more empowered when it comes time to make your diamond investment.

In fact no two diamonds are exactly the same, but it gives a sense of reassurance of what is being purchased. Your diamond should come with a laboratory certificate indicating the cut, colour, clarity grade and the weight of your diamond. Additionally you will normally receive information relating to the proportions, blemishes, symmetry of the cut, fluorescence and other notes appertaining to your diamond is performed at one of the many different laboratories around the world, as well as by smaller independent and less recognized companies.

There are traditional and contemporary setting variations for diamond engagement rings, but generally speaking there are six diamond shapes: round brilliant-cut, marquise, emerald-cut, pear-shaped, oval and heart-shaped Although the presence of color makes a diamond less rare and valuable, some diamonds come out of the ground in vivid “fancy” colors, these fancy colored diamond includes red, blue, pink, green, and bright yellow diamonds. These are highly prized and extremely rare.