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Learn How To Buy Diamonds

Like any major purchase, we want to be able to make an informed decision with the product we 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, only that you need to learn the choices available and how they relate to your own requirement.

How to Choose a Diamond – The 4 C’s

​Choosing a diamond is a personal decision so how do we choose a diamond that will suit our requirements? Through our diamond education guide you will 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.

  • Cut
  • Clarity
  • Colour
  • 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.

The theory of the 4 C’s will give you a greater understanding around diamonds but to really know the difference you must then see the difference. The quality differences between grades in the 4 C’s is very subtle and your opinion my change dramatically once you can actually view different diamond side by side in person. This is why it is so important to make your final choice in partnership with an expert diamond consultant.

Diamond Certification: Considered As The 5th C

Now often considered as the 5th C, diamond Certification is a very important part of buying a diamond. Any diamond with an internationally recognised certification has full assurance that the grading given in the 4 C’s is accurate to the highest possible standards.
The three most globally recognised diamond certifiers are:

  • 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 analysing diamonds for purchase.

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 qualities 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 to ensure that you fully understand the impact of each quality.

Contact Us

Once you feel you are well educated in diamond grading, 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 to discuss your purchase.

Search Wholesale Diamond Prices Online

Once you have decided on the type of diamond you would like to buy, our wholesale diamond search tool is a great place to start looking for quality loose diamonds in your budget.

The online diamond search inventory is an international list of available loose certified diamonds that will give you a great guide to the wholesale price of different quality diamonds to help make your selection.

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