Selecting the right diamond that suits your personal tastes but also your available budget is an overwhelming task. The offer is huge, but you also need to be careful not to risk your investment and buy a fake. Check out the following tips on how to ease your diamond buying experience:
If you do not have anything particular in mind regarding the shape of the diamond, a good step would be to check out classic shapes. Therefore, start looking at the ever classic Princess cut or Round brilliant cut diamond rings, earrings, etc. You can never go wrong by choosing a classic.
Know your budget
It is extremely important that you set a fixed budget for the diamond you will buy. When you know exactly how much you can afford to spend, you will also know the carat range you should have a look at. Can you afford only a half carat ring? Maybe you can go a bit higher, at one carat diamonds? When you know the prices, and you know how much exactly you have available, these will help you narrow your search. Now start looking mostly at diamonds that suit your available budget, and you will find much quicker that perfect diamond.
A word on synthetic diamonds…
Diamonds created in the lab, are called synthetic diamonds. These cost approximately three times less per carat than natural diamonds. Synthetic diamonds also carry all the structural properties of a natural diamond. However, once you buy such a diamond, your certification will say “laboratory grown diamond”. Another important consideration regarding synthetic diamonds is these are not considered rare, and their value is never going to appreciate over time. Synthetic diamonds will depreciate over time, as opposed to a natural diamond that will increase its value as time passes.
Make a safe investment
Regardless of the size of the diamond you are going to buy, always purchase through a reliable and trustworthy jeweler. Never buy diamonds without proper certification. This certification is your proof that the diamond is indeed natural and valuable. The document will also display all the other important specifications such as color, clarity, real market value, possible flaws, care instructions, and many other.
Savings on the clarity of the diamond
A Flawless diamond is a stone which is completely clear not only to the naked eye, but also in its entire inner structure. Now, as you glide down the clarity scale, diamonds can have inclusions, blemishes and different flaws. What you need to understand is that a lower clarity diamond can still be extremely pure and clear to the naked eye, and it will cost much less than a Flawless graded diamond. The best thing to do if you are within a budget, is to choose a lower clarity graded diamond that is still clear to the naked eye. Any potential flaw or blemish can be identified only by a professional gemologist. This way you will smartly save your money, and you can actually buy a higher carat diamond which is not Flawless but has a clarity that is perfect to the naked eye.