How to choose the right diamond
Diamonds, large or small, have been individually cut and facetted to use the shapes in the original crystal as it was mined, and to provide angles that mirror back the light so that it sparkles ·
When you choose your diamond you should be dazzled, not blinded ·
Diamonds, large or small, have been individually cut and facetted to use the shapes in the original crystal as it was mined, and to provide angles that mirror back the light so that it sparkles · There is no getting away from the fact that diamonds are not a straightforward business, and they come in multiple shapes and sizes and indeed quality · Heres how one should go about the right diamond.
The 4 Cs is the definitive starting point for understanding diamonds,
CUT the most important feature
A diamond owes most of its beauty to nature · But it is the shape and skilfulness of the cut that determines that all important sparkle-factor · Accuracy equals greater brilliance · Perfect proportions mean more dazzle ·
COLOUR the whiter the better
Think of a diamond, and you imagine something pure, icy white · But in fact diamonds are graded from D(colourless) to Z (tinted) · No one knows what happened to A, B and C. D colour diamonds are often referred to as exceptional white ·This purity of colour is one of the things everyone can instantly spot - a flash of bluewhite fire quite unlike anything else.
Every diamond is unique · Even those of identical cut, weight and colour-rating might vary significantly in terms of clarity · Why is this? In the process of a diamonds natural formation, other minerals or crystals might be present, which can disrupt the refraction of light through the stone.
In extreme cases, a diamond can appear dull or mottled · At the other end of the spectrum is a perfectly clear, or flawless diamond - most valuable because of its extreme rarity ·
CA R AT the measure of weight
Should you be in any doubt, may we confirm that putting on weight is highly desirable when it comes to diamonds, and carats are the measure of weight - not of size - as is often supposed.
The higher the carat weight, the higher the value ·But small and perfectly formed is also a good rule of thumb: a better quality diamond is always best, whatever the weight.
Other things to consider...
CE R T I F I CAT ION
This is generally a good guide to the unique physical properties of diamonds · However, it should not be used as an indication of a diamonds physical appeal.
CR E AT I V I T Y
A beautiful stone deserves a beautiful setting, and how a stone is mounted can dramatically alter its appearance ·Today design is important in every aspect of our lives and particularly in something we wear all the time ·
About the Author
Gracia Davis is the author of this article about selection of right diamond. She is a qualified gemmologist and is working with one of top London and Manchester jewellers guiding customers to buy Diamond Engagement rings, necklaces, earrings and all kind of bespoke jewellery as per the occasion.