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How To Compare Round Diamonds

By Jeff Truitt

Buying a diamond is a major financial endeavor for most couples. Few have any real experience buying fine jewelry and are learning on the job. While the concept of diamond grading appears simple it takes experience to know a real value and even know if the stone as good as it should.

Most retail jewelry stores have to keep a close eye on profit s and selling prices. They need to cover operating cost and keet the jewelry in a range that fits their market. This means the selling price of a diamond can vary everywhere you shop even if the diamonds are the same. Unlike most products that can be compared by model numbers each and every diamond is unique. this is what makes buying a diamond hard for most engaged couples.

Features that make loose diamonds beautiful and valuable can be broken down to the weight, color, clarity and quality of cut. Big diamonds, no matter the shape cost more because the are harder to find/ Next you have the most wanted sizes, which also add to the selling price. For example a .75ct diamond is more prestigious than a .69ct so it is always sold for a higher price even though the two may appear to be the same size . Same with the .94ct and 1.00ct stones. If you want to say you purchased a 1.00ct you will pay for the privilege.

Since retailers know the public wants that 1.00ct weight many diamonds are cut for weight and not quality. This is why some 1.00ct diamonds measure 6.00mm and look like a 3/4ct but are deep and heavy. If you buy a 1.00ct, 2.00ct or even a 3.00ct them at least get one that looks the correct size to the eye.

If you buy a 1.00ct, 2.00ct or even a 3.00ct them at least get one that looks the correct size to the eye. trhe best way to do this is check the diameter. A 1.o00 ct should be around 6.4mm and a 3/4ct should be 5.9mm. the depth is also important and to be well cut should be 61-61%. The next factor that is also listed on a grading report is the girdle. The girdle can hide a lot of weight and should me thin to medium. Avoid very thick girdles as they will take away from the size and beauty of the diamond.

After buying the your diamond you may want to have it mounted. A great choice would be a platinum six prong headmounted on top of a platinum wedding band. This is a great combination for both beauty and quality. You may also want to purchase a matching platinum wedding band for your future husband.

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