When purchasing jewelry with a diamond, you know that it is going to come at a price. The better diamonds always cost more money, so if you find a piece of jewelry with a diamond and it isn't very expensive, it's most likely because the diamond is not good quality. If you aren't a diamond expert (and chances are you aren't), there are a few things you can see for yourself with the naked eye, and things to look for on the diamond certificate. If the piece of jewelry has a certified diamond, it will come with a diamond certificate. Read on for a few things you should look for when choosing your next piece of diamond jewelry.
Flaws in a diamond are what make them unique, but they also make your diamond cheaper. If there are visible flaws in a diamond, such as chips in the diamond, or visible specks of carbon in the diamond, they are considered a less than perfect diamond and will be cheaper. Although the diamond could be large in carat, if it's flawed, it won't be worth as much.
The color of the diamond makes a difference in the price as well. A colorless diamond is worth more, while diamonds that give off a yellow tinge aren't worth as much. The color rating on the diamond certificate will tell you where on the color scale the diamond falls. A "D" rating is considered colorless, while a rating of "Z" is a yellowed diamond.
The cut of the diamond is the shape of the diamond. The most popular shaped diamonds are round, oval, princess, and pear. There are a number of other shapes that a diamond can be cut into, the cut of the diamond depends on your own personal preference and style, and of course, the piece that the diamond is setting in.
The diamond is going to be set into a piece of jewelry, and this set can make a difference in how your diamond sits and the presentation of your diamond. If you are looking at a ring, you'll want to look at the prongs holding the diamond in place. If you're looking at a necklace or earrings, you will want to look at the same thing. The setting can sometimes hide the flaws in your diamond, so be sure to take a good look at the diamond itself and the surrounding setting as well.
If you are picking out diamond jewelry, there are a number of things you should look for. If the diamond is certified, take a look at the diamond certificate to see what exactly you are paying for.
For more information, contact a diamond jewelry business.