Choosing Loose Diamonds

Close Up Photo of Grey and Diamond Ring

Buying loose diamonds can seem complicated and intimidating but with the ideal information it can actually be a really exciting experience! One of the main things to bear in mind as you’re buying Rockledge Wildlife Removal loose diamonds is the 4Cs. A diamond’s quality and price is determined by these factors. Here is what you should absolutely know to be able to choose loose diamonds wisely.

First, Concentrate on the Cut

The cut of a diamond determines its glow and shape. A well-cut diamond reflects light beautifully and provides you with a brilliant sparkle, whereas a diamond that is cut too shallow or deep doesn’t reflect light as well and is deemed low quality. Choose the finest quality of cut in your diamonds which you can afford. According the GIA, an “Excellent Cut” diamond is of the best quality and the most expensive. It’ll be smart of you to opt for a “Very Good” if not “Excellent” grade diamond, which will still be a high-quality stone but relatively less expensive.

The shape is one of the most important aspects of buying diamonds. If you’re buying a loose diamond for an engagement ring it will be a excellent idea to ask the receiver what they would prefer. Go for a non-traditional diamond shape such as marquise, pear or heart only if you’re positive that your partner is into that!

Now, the Clarity and Colour

Diamond are formed deep within the earth’s crust and most of them have some defects. These little flaws are called “inclusions”. Most diamonds have imperfections that cannot be seen with the naked eye, and a few do not have any imperfections in any respect. A diamond with no imperfections is known as “flawless”, it is very rare and very expensive. Honestly, it is an excellent idea to purchase a diamond with a lower clarity than perfect as it will still look clean and perfect without magnification and you will save money that you can then invest on the cut or carat of the loose diamonds you are buying.

Most diamonds have a very slight yellow tint which again, is barely visible without comparing with other diamonds. Completely colorless stones are rare, expensive and of the highest quality. While choosing the colour of your loose diamond, bear in mind that the cut, shape and color of the metal used on your ring’s setting will affect the color of your stone. For example, a yellow or rose gold setting is more pliable for tinted diamonds. So while you are buying a loose diamond, rather than obtaining a colorless stone, choose a slightly tinted diamond which will not make a big difference and look just as beautiful in a ring.

Last But Not the Least: Carat

A diamond’s size and weight is measured in carats. The weight of a diamond won’t impact the grade of the stone; the important part is to find the ideal balance between the carat weight and cut of this loose diamond that you choose. Size does matter but bigger is not always better. Picking a diamond size is dependent upon the ring design you want, balance between each of the 4Cs and your budget. So, look if everything makes sense in the larger picture while you’re purchasing loose diamonds.

If you can find a way to balance all of the 4Cs in a manner that works best for you, buying loose diamonds will be a breeze. We hope you have a great time shopping!

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