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					                       Searching out the Perfect Diamond Ring

When you purchase a diamond ring, one thing to consider is the budget. After you choose
your allowance the two ways to buying diamond ring. Inside the first approach, you
select a loose diamond that suits the cost and then you get a ring design and setting that
enhances the beauty of the stone. Inside the second approach, you choose the look first
and you find the proper stone and setting because of it. Listed here are few tips that will
assist you in buying diamond rings:

1. Diamond Design: Diamond Rings are available in many designs: solitaire ring, a ring
having a variety of stones, or an open-work lattice ring where the diamonds flow along
the lines of the setting. You can also add gemstones sapphires or emeralds to the ring.
Depending your personal style current, vintage, floral, romantic or more contemporary,
you may pick unique design.

2. If you have a design and style in your mind. It will be easier for you to choose what
shape of diamond you want. Diamonds come in various shapes: round, princess, emerald,
radiant, oval, pear, marquise, heart, Escher, and cushion. In the event that you decide to
pick the natural stone first by focusing on the 4Cs of diamond quality, an individual can
pick the shape which provides you better quality diamond for the same price.

3. When you select the diamond stone, an individual need to focus on the 4Cs of diamond
quality and make sure that the merchant provides a certificate for it.

4. Once you have decided on the design and style, shape, and 4Cs of diamonds, the final
thing to consider is the particular setting for the diamond. You want the setting to show
off the beauty of your diamond and goes well with the design that you have in mind for
your diamond ring.

The cost of diamonds depends on their own beauty and rarity. In technical terms, four
components Clarity, Color, Cut, and Carat Weight are used to characterize diamonds.

Clarity: it informs you how clear or clean the diamond is. Usually most diamonds will
contain some sort of blemishes (imperfections outside of a diamond), and inclusions
(imperfections inside a diamond). The clarity grades proven by Gemological Institute of
America (GIA) are FL, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2,I1, I2, and I3, where the
best is Flawless (FL) and the worst is I3. In general, it is recommended people buy
diamonds with at least SI1 clarity. If you shop around, you can buy SI1 for the same price
that most I2 stones are sold for. .

Color: Diamonds come in all colors of the spectrum, from violet to shades of blue,
brown, gray, and orange. The coloured diamonds are rare and very expensive. The
possibility are that the diamonds you will probably see in your shopping will be whitened
or yellow, the whiter the diamond the better it is. The yellow color comes from nitrogen,
and as a rule the more yellow the stone, the less value it has. The color grading scale
changes from D to X for white and yellow diamonds and Z is the grading for color
diamonds. D is the whitest and the most valuable, X is dark yellow and the very least
expensive. Z grade and beyond is for the colored diamonds, which are rare and most
expensive. It is advised to go for color grades H or I. Once fitted they will look as good to
the regular person as the higher grades, without costing a bundle. The common diamond
purchased in the US is color grade M or N, but the customer is usually told it is higher.

Cut: This alludes to not only the shape of the particular stone, but proportions, factors
which determine the sparkle of the diamond. The GIA grading system for cut is Ideal,
Very Good, Excellent, and Fair. It is recommended going for Extremely Good cut, which
is pretty excellent and does not get the hefty price tag on it as an Ideal cut will have.

Carat Weight: This is basically the weight of the stone, not its measurements.

Diamond Certificates: Generally there are many organizations that certify the diamond
qualities. The greatest one being GIA followed closely by AGS. EGL comes third, and
then there are many more. It is recommend to buy jewelry with GIA or AGS certificates.
EGL is acceptable. The vouchers are doubly valuable in on line buying for the diamonds.

				
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