Learn How To Buy Diamonds
Like any major purchase, we want to be able to make an informed decision with the product we want to buy. To understand exactly what diamond we are buying, we need to learn how to buy diamonds and know what choices are available within the market before we can make our final decision. There is no right or wrong choice with diamond selection; we only need to know the secrets in buying diamonds and know our choices. That’s when we decide which are the correct diamonds for ourselves.
How to Choose a Diamond – The 4 C’s
Choosing a diamond is a personal decision where there is no right or wrong answer, just that you make the choice that is right for your requirements. So how do we choose a diamond that will suit our requirements. Through our diamond education guide you find all of the information needed to learn how to buy a diamond.
All diamonds can be perfectly sorted into value rated categories using the 4 C’s of diamond grading. Diamonds are prices according to where they sit on the rating chart of the 4 C’s grading scale and understanding each of these qualities is what will help you choose a diamond.
- Carat Weight
When looking to buy a diamond you need to consider each of the 4 C’s and how they relate to your own diamond preferences.
You also need to consider:
- what type of jewellery the diamond is for,
- who is receiving the diamond, and
- what he or she may be expecting.
Diamond Certification: Considered As The 5th C
Now often considered as the 5th C, a diamond Certification is very important. A diamond certification should also be included when you look at the 4 Cs of a diamond.
These are some of the well-known diamond certification agencies, arranged alphabetically:
- American Gemological Society (AGS)
- Canadian Institute of Gemmology (CIG)
- Confederation International de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfevrerie des Diamants, Perles et Pierres (CIBJO , meaning International Confederation of Jewellery, Silverware, Diamonds, Pearls, and Stones)
- European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A)
- Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
- Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD in Antwerp, meaning Diamond High Council)
- International Gemological Institute (IGI)
Diamond certification measures the 4 Cs using precision laboratory equipment to comprehensively grade and compare similar diamonds. The only disadvantage is that each grading organization has different standards, so using the same certification is often recommended when analyzing diamonds for purchase.
Price Of A Diamond
So now you know how to learn about diamonds. Next, you need to know about the price of a diamond. The price of your diamond will depend on your preferred qualities for each of the 5 Cs. If this does not match your actual budget, then you may need to adjust your preferences by listing the 4 Cs by their importance and adjusting them where necessary to match your budget. Once you have decided on the type of diamond you would like, we always recommend discussing your decision with one of our consultants before you buy so that you will know how to buy diamonds wholesale or just by piece.
Practice What You Learned: How To Buy Diamonds
Now that you have learned how to buy diamonds, use our Diamond Search System to look for loose diamonds.
Buying diamonds as an investment is also a good motivation to buy diamonds. Or if you don’t know how to buy diamond jewellery, buy loose diamonds and design your diamond engagement ring. That’s how you get secret diamond engagement rings.
Once you have decided on your diamonds, please let us know. Contact us. Give us a call or send us an email message. Our jewellery consultants will get back to you within the next 24 hours.