When it comes to diamonds, there are a lot of things to consider. From color and clarity to cut and carat weight, a variety of factors can affect the look and price of a diamond. So, how do you know which one is right for you?
Here are a few tips on how to choose the right diamond:
Understand The 4 Cs
When choosing a diamond, it’s essential to understand the 4 Cs: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. These are the factors that determine a diamond’s quality, and they can also affect a diamond’s price.
- Color: The color of a diamond is judged on a scale from no hue to a yellow-hued diamond. Colorless is the most expensive and rare, while yellow is the least expensive and most commonly found.
- Clarity: Clarity is a measure of how many blemishes or inclusions are present on a diamond. Flaws can be internal (inclusions) or external (blemishes). The fewer blemishes or inclusions, the higher the clarity grade.
- Cut: Cut measures how well the diamond has been cut and includes factors such as depth, angles, and other proportions. A well-cut diamond will appear bright and sparkly, while a poorly cut diamond may look dull.
- Carat Weight: Carat weight measures how much a diamond weighs. The larger the carat weight, the more expensive the diamond will be.
Work With A Professional Jeweler
Instead of figuring out the 4 Cs on your own, working with a professional jeweler is best. They can help you choose the right diamond for your needs and budget.
When looking for a jeweler, find one certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or another reputable organization. Certification guarantees that the diamond has been graded accurately. At Leviev Diamonds, our diamond specialists are experts at helping you choose the perfect diamond. Contact us today to get started.