There is a large jewelry market out there. Women have the option of buying wholesale jewelry and costume jewelry from many different merchants and dealers. Competition is a wonderful thing because it means you find necklaces, bracelets, rings and more at excellent prices. However, when it comes to diamonds the customer should be very wary when making a purchase. The reason for this is that there are many different factors involved in the purchase of a diamond which many people are unaware of. This could result in a customer spending more on a diamond then it is actually worth. Therefore it is important to be aware of the four c’s which are the cut, clarity, color and carat weight.
This is the answer that’s going to hurt your wallet. A 1/4-carat 訂婚戒指 is out of the question, way too small for a solitaire engagement ring. A 1/2-carat diamond may be okay if that’s all you can afford, but it is not going to be an impressive engagement ring. A diamond between 3/4 and 1-carat is going to really get her excited. When she shows it to her girlfriends they will be a little envious that she got a man of status (you) and they didn’t. This is good for her self-image, and every woman needs a little boost in that department.
The cut is a measure of the reflective qualities and the overall brilliance of the diamond. The better the cut, the more brilliant a diamond is going to be. The perfect cut is one that reflects the most amount of light back at you when you stare into it. The key to achieving a good cut in a diamond is the angles that are used in the process. If the cuts on the underside of the diamond are to flat, then light will not be reflected back through the diamond. Instead, the light will simply pass right through it. In order to give off the most brilliance, the cuts must be proportional in order to allow for the right reflection angles. This is something that you will often hear big name jewelers such as Kay Jewelers discussing when they are advertising their diamonds.
If you are a new diamond buyer, don’t be fooled. If you take a few minutes now to learn these facts about diamond buying, you will be well on your way to protecting yourself when making this potentially pricey purchase.
Carat weight is probably the most well-known of the ‘C’s. Because carat-size is visible to even a passing glance, many diamond owners are willing to sacrifice some of the other ‘C’s in order to maximize the big ‘C’. Every individual is unique. You know best if size is the biggest factor you look for when buying a diamond ring. The good news is that if you are seeking diamond with a big carat weight … but you are working within a budget, a good sales staff can help you identify a quality diamond with a large carat weight that may be graded lower on characteristics you can’t see as easily –such as color or clarity. It’s also important to remember a diamond may look bigger in certain settings.
Very Good is a term used for a diamond that is usually larger, has a fair amount of light reflection and a good deal of brilliance but can be purchased slightly below a Premium Cut.
Jewelers talk endlessly about diamond color, about the excellence and superiority of stones with a higher color grade. But the truth for the average buyer is that neither you nor anyone around you would be able to tell a D color grade from a K color grade in a diamond if you’re wearing it in a complementary setting.