Buying a diamond is one of the most important decisions a couple will make. Choosing the size and shape along with the style of the mounting are important, and very personal, choices. Understanding the characteristics that influence the brilliance, beauty and value of diamonds can make your buying experience more enjoyable and more fulfilling when you are looking for genuine diamond solitaire rings, diamond post earrings, and more.
Diamond are like people-no two are ever exactly alike. Very subtle differences in the internal and external characteristics of each stone, along with subtle variations in color and cutting proportions, have a measurable effect on the value of two diamonds which may appear to be similar.
Start with a good jeweler, one wholl take the time to help you through the 4 Cs-cut, color, clarity and carat weight. Understanding the language of diamonds will put you more at case in making your selection.
If I place an order today, how fast will it get to me?We have over 27,000 pieces of jewelry in stock, so most items are ready to ship out on the next business day. Some pieces, especially rings, however, take longer because the Production Department needs to alter them to your specifications. We tell all of our customers to allow three days for processing time just to be safe. Once your item is finished, we ship it out, and the shipping time varies depending on the shipping method you select.
Almost all diamonds contain a combination of internal and external characteristics called inclusions and blemishes. Normally, they are too minute to be visible without powerful magnification. Some are even so small they require great skill and time to locate. The number, type, location, visibility and color of inclusions determine a diamonds clarity and may influence its value.
Like all precious stones, the weight or size of a diamond is measured in carats. A one carat stone is equal in weight to one hundred smaller units called points Therefore, a fifty_point diamond, for example, is the same as a half carat. Carat weight is the most obvious factor in determining a diamonds value, depending on the quality of its cut, clarity and color.