Things to Know Before Visiting Diamond Jewelers
Are you ready to pop the big question and are planning to visit a couple of diamond jewelers to find a quality diamond ring for the special occasion? If so, there are a few things to know choosing a diamond. Of course, you want to buy diamonds below retail. And while price might be a factor, the main parameters for choosing a diamond are the 4 C’s. What exactly are the 4 C’s.
The 4 C’s stand for: Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat. Each of the 4 C’s are graded on a scale and can be evaluated for quality. Diamond jewelers often set their prices based on the grading reports of the 4 C’s. While two diamonds might appear the same to the naked eye, having a basic understanding of the 4 C’s can help you avoid spending your money on a component that will go unnoticed. You need to find the right balance between the 4 C’s, or else you might end up paying more for a certain component while not spending enough on the other components. For example, say that you are purchasing a one carat diamond for the ring. If you ignore finding the right balance you can end up with a cheap and unattractive diamond.
So what does Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat mean?
The cut of a diamond refers to the quality of a diamond’s angles, proportions, symmetrical facets, finishing details, fire, brilliance and scintillation. All of these factors affect the diamond’s aesthetic appeal and ability to sparkle. This is probably the most important component that affects the quality and beauty of a diamond.
When it comes to color, diamond color is graded on how colorless or white a diamond is. The most important aspect is to determine if the diamond appears colors in relation to its setting and to ensure that there is no tinting that can take away from the diamond’s white and colored light reflections.
This refers to how clean a diamond is from both blemishes and inclusions.
A lot of people think that carat refers to the size of a diamond. Carat actually refers to the weight
Each of the 4 C’s contribute to the diamond’s overall beauty and is what makes each diamond unique.
Another consideration when choosing a diamond is whether or not the diamonds are DCA & GIA certified. When you are shopping for a diamond, you want to make sure that the stone is DCA & GIA certified. Certified diamonds are diamonds that have been graded by a gem laboratory based on their 4 C’s. Certified diamonds have been verified for quality and allows you to make such a huge purchase with confidence. Plus, certified diamonds hold their value better, especially when it comes to resale or upgrading purposes.
Are you ready to shop for certified diamonds? If so, come to Robson’s Jewelers. Here at Robson’s Jewelers, we are diamond jewelers located in the heart of Baytown, TX. We sell diamonds below retail and all of our diamonds are DCA & GIA certified.