Educate yourself on Diamonds before making the purchase

They say “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and truthfully, few other precious stones are as beautiful,luxurious and full of glamor as diamonds are.

Platinum_Engagement_Ring

Platinum_Engagement_Ring

However, we are very frequently unfamiliar with what diamonds actually are and with how to pick the right one for our ladies (or for our wedding rings, for that matter).

 

To help you decide on the very best you can possibly get, we have put together a list of bits of information everyone who is planning to buy a diamond ring should know.

Read them and keep them in mind because they’ll turn out to be quite useful when making the actual purchase!

 

• Surprisingly enough, diamonds are made from the very same thing coal is made of: coal. The main difference that makes diamonds look much better than coal is related to the way in which their atoms are arranged!

 

• The color of the diamond says a lot about its quality. Usually, the most expensive and most appreciated diamonds are the fully colorless ones. As they become more colorful (they can even get light yellow-like), their quality is lower because they reflect less light and thus they are not as bright as the colorless ones.

Diamond color chart
Diamond color chart

• The clarity of the diamond should also be taken into consideration. Blemishes and inclusions can be seen on a 10X magnifying glass and they will reduce the quality of the diamond.

Diamond Clarity Chart
Diamond Clarity Chart

• Another aspect to take into consideration is the cut of the diamond. This is not to be mistaken with the shape of the diamond, which will not affect its quality! The cut is related more to how the diamond itself was “chopped” and to how much light it can reflect.

Diamond Cut Chart
Diamond Cut Chart

• Last, but definitely not least, take the diamond’s carat into consideration. The “carat” of a diamond is actually its size and it can range between 0.05 and 2.0. Large diamonds are difficult to find in nature and therefore they will be considered to be pricier and of a higher quality too.

Diamond Weight Chart
Diamond Weight Chart

Pick the perfect ring for your lady and she will definitely appreciate it! At Vidar Jewelry, we have an amazing collection of engagement rings and wedding rings you will absolutely love – and if you want to, we can even build a custom ring for you!

2 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
2 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
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