7 Things To Know Before Buying a Diamond
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and this has been proven a universal fact for all these years. Yes, we girls just love diamonds. What can be a better gift than these pretty looking sparkling stones, which shine like the twinkle in our eyes. Hence, you should not be cheated when you want the best. In order to prevent that, you should know some facts about diamonds before buying them.
1. Transparency of a Diamond
The purity of a diamond can be judged by how clear and transparent the diamond is. There are diamonds that have certain marks or spots that are sometimes too minor to be seen from a naked eye or rarely visible. The diamond should be as unblemished as possible. They are given various grades like Fl which stands for flawless, IF which stands for internally flawless, VVS 1&2 which stands for very very slightly imperfect, SI1 & SI2 which stands for slightly imperfect and I1,2 & 3 which stands for imperfect. So do study this before buying your glint.
2. Diamonds are measured in ‘Carats’
As the numbers of carats go on increasing, so does the value of the diamond. The price of a diamond directly varies with the number of carats i.e. the weight of the diamond. 1 carat equals 0.2 grams. Many precious stones may look the same shape or size but it is the weight that varies and makes all the difference.
3. Diamond Cuts
The cut of the diamond majorly helps in determining the way the diamond is fashioned. The cut is a major factor for the diamond to get its sparkle. The cuts of the diamonds may vary from poor, fair, good, very good and premium. The angle of the cut makes a lot of difference and so a good workmanship is required to get the best cut.
4. Color of the Diamond
A diamond that is colorless is considered to be the best diamond. Although there are some diamonds that contain some impurities or tinges of color making them slightly yellowish. They are categorized from D to Z with D being the most colorless and Z being slightly yellow.