Tips For Choosing Diamond Ring
Buying a diamond ring after reading this, no one can fool you! Diamonds are expensive because of their relative rarity, complex craftsmanship, symbolic meaning, and today, in an easy-to-understand way to teach you to choose the largest and most flashing diamond ring here within the budget, I hope you can use it as soon as possible.
- The diamond itself is not divided into brands. It is good to look for its “identity card”.
The first thing to do is to get rid of a misunderstanding – look at the brand to buy diamonds. Many people like to say “I want to buy XX (a brand) when I buy a diamond ring. I heard that the brand of diamonds is better.” In fact, this is not true. Diamonds are naturally mined, there is no saying of which brand is better.
After all the original diamonds are mined from the mine, they are sent to a professional cutting center to be polished into loose diamonds and distributed to the processing jewelers. The actual value of the diamonds will not be improved by which brand is handled. Some brands are expensive because the style design, the inlay process, and the brand premium play a role, and the brand premium has a particularly large impact.
So how can we tell the genuine and sham of diamonds? Very simple, look for a professional diamond identification certificate, the certificate is equivalent to a diamond ID card, is its proof of worth. Currently popular are GIA, HRD, IGI, NGTC and other certificates, of which the highest degree of popularity and recognition is the GIA certificate.
The GIA certificate is the most widely accepted rating agency in the world. It is provided by the Gemological Institute of America. It is the industry’s recognized founder of the Diamond Grading 4C standard and has a relatively accurate 4C rating.
- Do not have to stare at the number of carats, cutting is also very important.
The so-called 4C standard for diamonds refers to the four indicators of Carat, Colour, Clarity, and Cut. The general certificate will put the carat, that is, the weight at the top. We also like to say that I have to buy a few carats a few carats when we buy the diamond ring, as the larger the number of carats, the more worth buying.
Cut grades are divided into EXCELLENT (ideal), VERY GOOD (very good), GOOD (good), FAIR (general), POOR (poor), EXCELLENT represents about 3% of the diamond cutting quality, it can reflect almost all light enter into the diamonds makes the diamond look gorgeous.
- Do not blindly pick the highest level of color and clarity, it need to match the number of carats.
The color of the diamond, or the fineness of the diamond, is the second most important feature we must consider when selecting, which directly affects its perception.
The conditions for the formation of diamonds in nature are difficult to achieve perfection. Most diamonds are inevitably doped with other trace elements, the most typical being trace element N, which turns the diamond yellow. GIA grades diamonds according to a scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown). D-grade diamonds are absolutely colorless, pure and extremely rare, and the price is naturally high.
In comparison, G and H grades are more cost-effective. They are nearly colorless. They are almost invisible when viewed by the naked eye. Only when compared with higher-grade diamonds, they show a slight color and still have high value. I and below will have a more obvious yellow, I, J bought with gold is also good to go, the other is not necessary to buy, yellow diamond looked very uncomfortable.
From the highest to the lowest, the diamond clarity is divided into 11 levels: I3, I2, I1, SI2, SI1, VS2, VS1, VVS2, VVS1, IF, FL, etc. The most cost-effective ones are SI (micro-inner) and VS (slightly). Inclusion level, their flaws are visible under 10 times the magnifying glass, and much cheaper than IF and FL.
Many people will blindly pursue the best when they buy a diamond ring. I think some people have three or fourty points diamonds. The color and clarity have bought D and VVS. In fact, there is absolutely no need for this. The smaller the diamond, the less obvious flaw, the color requirements are not high. If the budget is limited, it is enough to buy H color and SI1 below 1 carat.