What Buyers Do Not Know About Diamonds

If you think you’ve read enough to know everything about these prized stones, then you may not be entirely right. There are always some things that are kept from the public eye, some little facts that slip out of your folds, some tiny nuggets of information that your eyes keep missing. So, here are some of those micro facts about diamonds that most of us didn’t know until this point. As a buyer, you should be adequately informed to make a good purchase. These facts may help in the way of that.

Flawless and Blemished Diamonds
How different are they, really? Not much, if you ask me. A D flawless passes the ten times magnification of a jeweler’s loupe but to a 20/20 vision, the perfect and imperfect stones are one and the same. So, why buy a D FL when you can save a great deal of cash or buy a much larger stone if you settle for the lesser grades. Peppered diamonds are just as popular as cognac and champagne diamonds. They are loved for their flaws, if you think.

The Cut for the Shine and the Shape
The name of the cut tells you about the shape of the diamond. When it’s a pear-cut diamond or a cushion-cut, a round or a princess-cut, you know what shape to expect. But, the cut is also something that gives you cues about how sparkling or moderate the stone is going to be. So, consider it important to take into note both the shape and the shine when deciding on the cut of a diamond.

Diamonds Colored and Discolored
Lower in the grade system, colorless diamonds are not exactly colorless. They wear a slight yellow to brown hue. These are discolored diamonds. Stones of color grey, yellow and brown are much more affordable than the sparkling colorless variety. However, that is not true for all the other colors like pink, blue and black diamonds. They are rare, and consequently prohibitively expensive.

Ethical and Unethical Diamonds
On moral high grounds, this is a concern. Most ethically potent people are pretty strident about their support for ethical diamonds. There is one way of knowing if the diamond you paid for was ethical, and that’s not for a certificate to tell. The provenance of the stone tells you. Tally it with the list of countries where diamonds are legally mined. If it doesn’t appear in the list, scratch it off and keep looking.

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