By Fred Cuellar
"Finally, one of many best diamond specialists breaks the silence and demystifies the realm of diamonds for normal parents such as you and me."
- Gregory J. P. Godek, writer of 1001 how one can Be Romantic
Get Your Money's worthy on a superb Diamond
Buying a diamond might be some of the most vital and intimidating purchases you ever make. even if you are getting engaged or married, or are paying for for an anniversary, funding, or simply because, tips to purchase a Diamond will take the strain and uncertainty from your buy, and should allow you to get the easiest diamond on your money.
Newly revised and entirely up-to-date, How to shop for a Diamond is the one publication out there to incorporate wholesalers' mystery pricing charts that you just, the general public, by no means get to work out! The charts are damaged down by means of carat, readability, and colour - together with a few of the forms of colour inside of each one colour grade.
Important sections include:
- Matching your cash with the proper diamond
- The 4 Cs defined: readability, colour, minimize, and carat size
- Ring types and settings
- Insuring and taking care of your diamond
- selecting the correct jeweler
- Jewelers' tips of the trade
- Wholesalers' mystery pricing charts!
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Many people unwittingly buy I1 and I2 stones, but if you shop carefully, you can buy an SI1 stone for the same price that most I2 stones are sold for. How to Spot Clarity Grades Note: All plottings that follow show what inclusions and blemishes look like in the different clarity grades when viewed under 10X magnification. com. In the plotting of the flawless diamond, you will notice there are no marks, meaning the diamond has no inclusions or blemishes. qxd:Layout 1 6/12/08 10:41 AM Page 10 How to Buy a Diamond In the plottings of the internally flawless diamond, there are no inclusions.
For example, if the dealer can’t tell you the girdle thickness, assume it’s too thin or too thick. If the dealer can’t tell you the crown angle, assume it’s below 32 degrees and the diamond is spread-cut.
Presidium Electronic Gemstone Gauge The old standby gemstone gauge has been thrust into the digital age. Enter the Presidium Electronic Gemstone Gauge. It has a digital display and is accurate to the hundredth of a millimeter. Facets The typical diamond is cut with fifty-eight facets, thirty-three on the crown and twenty-five on the pavilion. On a well-proportioned stone, these facets will be uniform and symmetrical. qxd:Layout 1 6/12/08 10:41 AM Page 36 How to Buy a Diamond the diamond’s ability to refract and reflect light will suffer.