What Should I Look For In Diamond Jewelry?

What should I look for in diamond jewelry? Tips for selecting diamond jewelry. The type of jewelry you should look for should fit your budget. If you are buying a pair of earrings, you can buy the very...

The type of jewelry you should look for should fit your budget. If you are buying a pair of earrings, you can buy the very finest that very expensive or middle of the road material that's nice or you can buy low end that is real cheap. But often times in the retail world they are all expensive. I think all a diamond has to be is pretty to you. All it has to do is beautiful to the wearer or the owner. People have different ideas of what's beautiful. A flawless of stone is beautiful, but most people can't tell it apart from a less quality stone. They can't tell the difference. They look the same and so they shouldn't buy the expensive one. They should buy the normal one, the middle of the road diamond. It is still just as beautiful and you need to get the best value for your money.

Diamonds are so expensive due to the cut. Some are cut good, some are cut magnificent, some are cut horrible. Then there is the color. Some are yellow, brown, light colored champagne color, and then some are extremely white. They are extremely clear white and extremely expensive. Then it goes down to the dark stones. The browns go down in color values and the value goes down that way.

Pink diamonds are so expensive because they are rare. They just don't have many of them around. It's just extremely rare. The more of the rare they are, the more value they have when they find it.

Clarity is the final detail. How much stuff is inside? There are absolutely internally flawless diamonds. It has absolutely nothing inside. Then you have diamonds that look like somebody shook pepper inside of it. And there is everything in between. Most of the time we sell SI (slightly included) or VS1 (very slightly included) stones. If you look really hard you can see the inclusion in there somewhere. It brings the price down a little bit from the internally flawless. The flawed stone has a little flaw and brings the price down. You don't get an absolutely white stone; you bring it down so the white is still there. But it's just starting to show color, get that great light there and that's your best value and that will be a GH, SI1.

A GSI1 carat diamond could be $5000, but a D internally flawless one carat diamond could be $60,000 with the same size stones looking at the same diamond. You have one right next to the other. You might be able to pick up that the other one is a little bit nicer though not much. Then you can have another one that's down the scale from that. Thus say as an I1, I2 and it's an M stone, which is really yellow. You could buy that for maybe $500, same size diamond. It weighs the same, so you go from $500 to $50-$60-$70,000 with the same sized stone. In millimeters and all the smaller stones, that are only a one carat stones and all the other size stones have that same variation. Often times we will have a ring come in that has all brown diamonds in it. We have to go find like the one that is gone. We have to go find a yellow or brown diamond just so that it matches the rest of them and looks right in there. Yellow diamonds are fairly inexpensive.

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