The Most Common Diamond Buying Mistakes You Should Avoid
In a bid to educate you about the diamond buying process, we would like to mention some of the most common mistakes couples commit while buying diamonds for their engagement or wedding. By learning from the mistakes made by others, you can actually ensure that you follow a flawless pattern for buying the diamonds you want.
<div>Most of the times, buying a diamond means that you’re about to be involved in important occasion such as wedding, birthday, St. Valentine’s day and other significant and important date in your life. However, these important dates can get tarnished if you fail to buy the diamonds with care and end up with mistakes, which become significant for both of you in terms of real quality of the diamond and further consequences.<br /><br />The joy, which is often associated with momentous occasions like marriage, can get overshadowed due to the intimidation and real disappointment that you can experience if you made a mistake due to lack a knowledge or other reasons. </div><div><br />Jewelry professionals within the industry can discuss the features associated with diamonds with amazing fluency and for sure you are always welcome to be involved in this process. This fluency can get to your head and make you forget key details that you should have known of during the purchase, such as a wrong determination of diamond quality, absence of documentation and as a result mistakes in pricing. </div><div><br />In a bid to educate you about the diamond buying process, we would like to mention some of the most common mistakes couples commit while buying diamonds for their engagement or wedding. By learning from the mistakes made by others, you can actually ensure that you follow a flawless pattern for buying the diamonds you want. </div>
4 Cs Value
<div>Before we go on to understand the most common mistakes made by buyers purchasing diamond, we would first shed some light on the 4 Cs, which form the basis of all diamond purchases across the globe. </div><div>The 4 Cs, such as Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat are just some of the methods through which a diamond is classified into different categories. </div><div><br />The abovementioned metrics play a key role in determining the quality of the diamond piece that you should be aware of initially, having a thought to purchase an Engagement ring. </div><div><br />The clarity of a diamond is meant to assess all of the blemishes and inclusions in the diamonds and not obligatorily be perfect, - it cannot be determined with the naked eye. Diamonds that are found to be perfect as a clear and free from all inclusions are categorized as FL, or flawless diamonds. The rest of the diamonds are classified, taking into account frequency of the blemishes and the inclusions in diamonds.</div><div><br />The color of the diamond is ranging as well under the scale from D to Z. The absence of any color on the surface of the diamond suggests as the most expensive and valuable diamond. If we characterize market, D color is said to be the best rating of the lot, which is why diamonds with D rating are the most distinctive on the market. All D-Z colors considered as a range of white colors; other colors such as yellow, red, pink, blue are ranged in accordance with the other scale. </div><div>The carat weight should not be confused with the size and can be ranged in most cases from 0,2 up to 10 carats. </div><div><br />The final classification for diamonds comes in the form of cuts, and how the diamond you’re buying has been molded. A good cut for a diamond would be able to transmit light properly. The mere ability to transmit light flawlessly is what makes a diamond special, which is why the cut plays an imperative role in making the diamonds look the way they do.</div>
<div>Knowing the major quality types of the diamonds, let’s start to list the most common mistakes that most buyers make while buying diamonds:<br /><br /></div><ul><li><strong>Forgetting to Get the GIA Certificate. </strong>The certificate provided by GIA is of utmost importance, because of how it authenticates all details pertaining to the diamond you’re about to buy. GIA is the reigning authority in America pertaining to the authentication of diamonds and providing documentation, which is necessary for further diamond deals. <br /><br />GIA provides all retailers with a certification that confirms the diamond price. The certificate also entails a description of the diamond in respect to the 4C’s that we mentioned above. Without the presence of a GIA certificate, it will be hard to sell, lease, invest the diamond or make other necessary deals.<br /><br />Certificate validates and confirms the diamonds’ quality and value, it is a seal of authority that you should safely store and help you to make successful deals, etc. The certificate also has a top-down map of the diamond, which you can use to see whether the diamond is the same as the one being advertised on the certificate, the details of which you can find out, estimating it. </li></ul><div><br /></div><ul><li><strong>Lack of Research. </strong>Many people nowadays just walk in to buy a diamond without doing extensive research on the subject. The diamond buying process is quite extensive and requires you to do a lot of research before you move to a retailer or online for further consultation and purchase. Keeping in mind all the intricacies involved. You can easily get duped by a fraud retailer, so it is advised that you have all of your research done beforehand. <br /><br />For starters, you need to dive deeply into 4C’s science of buying a diamonds, and then work upon them to make sure that the diamond you buy have a great correlation between price and quality and you are buying what you are really about. While buying a flawless diamond can cost you some extra cash, you can do your research and find a diamond that compromises on some of the quality details without compromising on the beauty scale; in most cases blemishes will be visible just for you as a person, who have a proper awareness of it.<br /> </li><li><strong>Blemishes. </strong>While inadequate knowledge pertaining to the 4 Cs can be held responsible here as well, the lack of proper knowledge of blemishes and inclusions can be costly for you. Diamonds with poor clarity ratings are often sold at high rates by retailers, just because they look good. Now, you would only be able to spot minor blemishes and inclusions by looking at the diamond from a microscope. See all details with clarity and then make your decision.<br /><br /></li><li><strong>Colorless Diamonds Obsession. </strong>Seriously, we would happily tell everyone to stop obsessing over colorless diamonds. Colorless diamonds with a D rating often tend to be the most expensive. However, you can get literally the same kind of diamond, with a G rating, for a lot less.<br /><br />The obsession for colorless diamonds could cost you a fortune. While a diamond with a tinge of color will cost you less, it will do so without compromising on the quality of the piece. A diamond with a G rating will be as beautiful as that with a D rating, only that it would be available for less.</li></ul><div><br /></div><ul><li><strong>Online Diamond Purchase. </strong>It is difficult often to evaluate and understand how the diamond will suit her finger and how it will sparkle, purchasing diamonds online. A real feeling you can have, visiting a physical store, like a GS Diamonds store in QVB, where you can evaluate and check its quality via microscope, seeing its sparkle and light with your naked eye. And for sure just physical touch and feeling of the ring will help you to imagine your engagement and the most precious words, which you are willing to say and to hear as an answer. <br /><br /></li><li><strong>Price Significance. </strong>Buying a diamond, you need to understand what stands behind this purchase: you should be ready to spend on the services of further specialists such as Designers and Jewelers, who will be in charge of the further piece of art. You should be aware that not always big diamond means the most expensive one: everything depends on its quality and its features. So often little diamond with the flawless color and perfect cut will cost higher and sparkle stronger than any other diamond on the finger of your loved one, that’s why think about designation and make the priorities, choosing diamonds.</li></ul>
<div>You need to understand that bigger diamondis not always better and cannot mean better quality and sparkling range.For sure big and little colorless diamond will cost differently and sometimes it is not important to buy big diamond with the same quality as little diamond should be, having privileges with sparkle and bright shine. </div><div><br />However always remind, that diamond will always be the piece of art and should comply with her individuality and express in full her personality, being the cornerstone in the process of choosing a diamond, its colorless and quality.</div>
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