They say diamonds are forever, right? Well, if that’s the case, you better know what you’re doing when you go looking for one. Here’s a guide to what you should consider when the time comes to buy a diamond ring:
The first thing to consider is what you are looking to spend. Diamond rings can fluctuate in price so setting a budget for yourself is important. It can be easy to spend more than you’d like to, so stick as close to that set figure as you can. To figure out your budget, sit down and look at your finances. Buying Diamond Rings online can be overwhelming. There’s no sense spending more than you can afford, believe me! Need a ballpark on what you’re looking at price-wise? Take a look at some Diamond Rings here.
There are four C’s to consider when buying a Diamond Ring. The cut is the most important! Listen closely so you know a thing or two before stepping into that Diamond Ring store. The cut is the symmetry, proportioning and polish of a diamond. You should ask for a certificate grading the cut as ‘EXCELLENT’ or ‘GOOD’. I recommend not going below a ‘GOOD’.
Diamonds can come in a variety of colors. Steel gray, white, blue, yellow, orange, etc. These colored diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration. If you want a pure diamond, they are colorless and perfectly transparent. A D-Grade means the diamond is completely colorless.
Every diamond has some sort of imperfection. I like to think of these blemishes as ‘birthmarks’. They make the diamond unique and different, but a Clarity Chart will help you understand how noticeable these marks are. The ratings ‘IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2 and I1’ will follow. But don’t pay too much attention to these ratings. Just trust your eye! It may have a VS2 rating, but if it looks beautiful to your eye, then it might be the one for you (plus it will be much cheaper than a FL or IF).
Carat means the weight of the Diamond. Obviously, the heavier the Diamond is, the more expensive it will be. This can be the toughest area when trying to find the middle ground between your budget and your product. Size (usually) does matter!
OK, so maybe there are 5 “C’s”. This one is not about the quality or price of the Diamond Ring, but where it comes from. If the diamond is Canadian, there’s a 99.9% chance that it is not a conflict diamond. Compared to if they come from other parts of the world, where the chance is quite a bit higher. So, BUY CANADIAN. Or, even better, buy your Diamond Ring right here in Edmonton! Here’s how you can find us! In the end, take your time when shopping for a diamond ring and do your research! Look into other appraisers and never buy anything if you’re skeptical of what you’re being told. It can be an overwhelming task picking out the right Diamond Ring for your significant other, but remember to trust your instinct! In the end, you know best.