Diamonds are the rarest, most expensive & exclusive jewelry pieces. People make serious investments in diamonds, but often times what they are really looking at, is outside their available budget. Keep reading to find out some really important expert tips on how you can get maximum quality and brilliance while trying to keep to your set budget.
Stay educated in the field
If you do not have plenty of experience in buying/selling diamonds then you need a basic education. Start reading about diamonds and diamond prices on the most important and reputable portals online. After some intense research you will surely know clearly what are you looking for, and get all the answers that you need. Given your budget should you…
- Choose a large size diamond or rather a smaller one carrying grater qualities? The quantity vs. quality issue is important!
- Choose a solitaire for the money or for the same price rather go for a cluster of diamonds setting?
- Buy new or second hand diamonds? There is little difference in quality but very big difference in price between the two.
Perfect cut or perfect clarity? What to look for when buying within your budget
When it comes to diamonds, there is a huge misconception existent. Namely, the average buyer considers that he must buy a perfect clarity diamond in order to get the most brilliance and sparkle. This is completely untrue. Very high clarity diamonds are extremely expensive, so you might not be able to buy a good size and shape diamond within your budget if you are looking for the best clarity.
It is the cut that gives the diamond its perfect brilliance, transparence and special sparkle. The cutting technique will have a direct impact on how beautifully light is reflected by the stone. A few more tips to keep in mind:
- Extremely thin cut diamonds will make the diamond lose its sparkle and liveliness, because light basically ‘leaks’ through the stone
- Poor cut diamonds are always much cheaper than a well cut diamond. If you go for a poor cut diamond because of its low price, make sure the clarity grading and color are good enough to compensate for this fault.
- Poor cuts expose the diamond to the risk of breakage. This is exactly why you do not want to buy a diamond that is poorly cut, just because you can purchase a greater size stone within your budget. Instead, go for a smaller size and a well cut diamond that resists through time and has that special fire and brilliance a diamond should have.
- Well cut stones do not show the flaws of the diamonds. Flawless diamonds are so rare they are almost inexistent, and their value probably goes beyond most people’s budget. Even the best experts agree that there is no perceivable visual difference between a Flawless graded diamond and an SI graded diamond (with small inclusions).
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