Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Learn a little bit about Diamonds today with Tess Young..


                          
                                     Diamonds 101: 
                                   {Understanding the Four C’s of a Diamond Purchase}

Diamonds are often seen as a symbol of wealth. These precious stones are included in various different types of high-end jewelry When it comes to purchasing diamonds, many rookies are going to find that there are four Cs to look out for. Looking out for these four Cs is going to ensure that you get a quality diamond and are not scammed. There are plenty of diamond sales people out there who are looking to make a quick buck and will therefore produce cheap synthetic diamonds and then try to sell them as the real thing. What you need to do is educate yourself on the different types of diamond that are out there, and what qualifies as a "diamond". Knowing how to buy diamonds is going to mean educating yourself a little bit, but it will be worth it.


Clarity

The first thing you need to look out for when buying diamonds is clarity. Clarity is determined by the amount of flaws that the diamond has. These flaws are usually only visible when you look at the diamond under 10x magnification. Currently, diamonds are rated between Flawless and Imperfect. Your diamond is going to fall somewhere along this scale. "Inclusions" are somewhat like birthmarks to diamonds. The fewer inclusions that your diamond has, then the better it is going to look.

Cut

While cut may seem to refer to the actual shape of the diamond, this is not what you are going to be looking out for with your diamond. Rather, the "cut" of your diamond is going to refer to how well it has been cut and how many flaws have been avoided. The way in which a diamond is cut is going to affect the clarity of your diamond. Diamonds that are cut too "shallow" or too "deep" are going to end up affecting the way that light passes through them. This, in turn, is going to affect the diamond's beauty. A well-cut diamond that has good clarity is going to provide you with something that is truly spectacular to behold.

Color

The coloring of your diamond is going to depend on where the diamond comes from. It is interesting to note that there are different colors of diamond, but a lot of people are more interested in the "white" variety of diamond. These are often seen as the most beautiful type out there. Many people prefer diamonds that have absolutely no color whatsoever. These are seen as the most beautiful type because they allow light to pass through them completely.

Carat

Carat simply refers to the diamond's weight. The more carats that a diamond has, then the heavier that diamond is going to be. Each carat contains one hundred points. If a diamond has fifty points, then it is considered to a 0.5 carat diamond. When it comes to measuring diamonds, carats are the easiest for anyone to determine.

When you decide to go looking for diamonds, jewelers in Houston will have already used these methods to determine the value of your diamond. They will be able to provide you with all of the necessary information that you need.

Author Bio:

Tess Young is a freelance writer and blogger. She writes for a number of different companies, on various subjects. These subjects include travel, Fashion and Jewellery Shopping. Her tips on how to buy diamonds help readers in choosing a perfect diamond. She particularly likes

3 comments:

Margo McCann said...

These 4Cs are great things to keep in mind while diamond shopping. I know diamonds can be pretty pricey so I have been looking into discount diamonds. I really would like a nice size diamond earring because I feel like they go with everything.

Shayla Canals said...

Thanks for clarify, I learned some extra info about diamonds! Your blog is so pretty!

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Jessica Berggren said...

As the daughter of a jeweler I grew up hearing all about this. I never realized people don't know all this.