How To Value A Diamond – The 4 C’s

If you are planning to propose to your beloved lady with a diamond engagement ring, I can promise you that the girl will in no way say no to your proposal and will even feel she is the happiest woman in the world. Now that the ring is endowed with so important meaning, you have to make sure that the ring is perfect in every aspect. With a large number of different diamond rings in various shapes, styles and designs in the market and also regarding your limited budget, you should follow some useful tips to ensure the ring worth your money.

The 4 basic elements that make up the pricing of diamond s are pretty straightforward. But like most things, once you get past the basics, the information overload starts to become more than many consumers need to know. The first 3 components of a diamond’s pricing; Clarity, Color, and Carat Weight are pretty easy to understand. The heavier the diamond (a greater Carat weight), the more it will cost. The less “stuff” inside of the 鑽石樓上鋪 (a higher Clarity), the more it will cost. The more it looks like “ice” (a higher Color, more colorless), the more it will cost. There are charts you can use for reference so it is kind of easy to comprehend.

Many diamond price are over graded by one color grade and one clarity grade, to make them easier to sell. This may sound minor, but 1 carat diamond can easily lose its value in 1000$ or more due to a false grading! A certificate from a respected laboratory will give you an accurate assessment and will help will avoid this problem.

Carat is the weight of diamond. But as we all known that diamonds are dense it means that small diamond can also weigh more. Always remember that carat can determine the value of diamond engagement ring. If your diamond has more carat then it price will be higher.

When you buy any diamond of 1 carat or larger, it should be accompanied with a certificate from a recognized independent Gem Lab. Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the the American Gem Society (AGS) will certify loose diamonds only, and they are very reliable labs. Other commonly recognized independent labs are International Gemological Institute (IGI), Independent Gemological Laboratories (IGL), and European Gemological Laboratory (EGL-USA). These labs will certify finished jewelry items such as diamond rings, and they list a retail replacement value for insurance purposes.

Fact: To begin with, diamonds have been for a very long time the hardest material known to man. On the Mohs scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the hardest, diamond is a 10. Subsequently, it was amended to being the hardest ‘naturally occurring’ substance known to man, after scientists succeeded in producing harder materials. Even more recently, two very rare natural substances have been identified as very hard materials, almost 58% harder than diamond! The first, has a similar structure to diamond, but is made up of different atoms. The second is made from carbon atoms just like diamond, but they are arranged in a different shape.

As with anything else, the simplest thing you can do to protect yourself when shopping for a men’s diamond ring is to shop informed. Knowing what to look for is the first step to avoid being scammed.

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