Diamonds are a women’s best friend and is told, the easiest way to her heart. Diamonds are precious not only because they are, but also because it is worn on special occasions. The glitter of the diamond is sure to allure anyone giving a chance look at it. It is the hardest metal and is considered very precious among all other gemstones. As the name goes, it is considered indestructible in Greek. But there is an element of doubt people are surrounded with when buying diamond jewelry. Since it is very expensive people want to be sure before investing. You have to buy from trusted sources like M&B Private Jewelers to be free of doubt. The Gemological Institue of America prescribes the 4 C’s that should be considered before buying diamonds.
What are the 4 C’s?
They are for Color, Carat, Clarity, and Cut. The Color criteria grades diamonds from the alphabet D to Z based on their color. The white or colorless diamonds are given ‘D’ and with the increasing presence of yellow and brown, it is graded till ‘Z’. Each letter has a definite color which is given names.
The weight of the diamond is universally measured in Carats. One Carat is equal to 0.2 grams. The price of a diamond is mainly based on its Carat. The Other factors are also equally important. It is a rarity to find large pieces of diamonds. So the price increases based on the weight.
A clear diamond is free of any blemishes or marks. This decides the Clarity of the diamond. The categories are termed Flawless, or Included if it has any marks.
The Cut of the stone gives the diamond its exquisite beauty. These are the various shapes in which you can find a diamond jewelry- Round, Oval, Pear, Heart, Princess, and Radiant. The fact that a piece of diamond jewelry makes you give a second look is the Cut that gives it such brilliance.
Make sure to look for Certification whether you are buying diamond engagement rings or any other piece of jewelry. This is given by authentic stores along with the diamond purchased and has all details about the 4 C’s.
When you buy diamonds look for offers on buy-back so that you may exchange your piece with changes in trends without much loss. This gives you a guarantee for your investment.
There are a lot of alternatives available these days that are lab curated ones and can fit your pocket if you feel the traditional ones are expensive. They are equally good in durability and brilliance. Try to visit the store in person if you are a first-time buyer. You will be able to get your doubts answered by personally examining them.
Diamonds radiate light and by wearing it, you radiate happiness.