Complete guide to buy diamonds online
It might be a complex and mysterious process to the consumer to buy diamonds online. And yet, there are simple criteria that combine to determine the value and the quality of each diamond. This section of our website is there to help you understand to what should pay attention when you buy diamonds. This section will guide you and make you feel more confident about your purchase. It is also a great tool to compare the prices efficiently and to create the perfect diamond rings.
"The four C's” is what you need to learn about. This stand for :
These are the factors determining the value of a diamond. Don't worry as any diamond having a certificate will have its characteristics stated clearly. First we have to consider the most familiar factor which is the weight of the stone, measured in Carats.
The common idea is that the bigger the diamond, the greater the value. It is indeed true if you compare what is comparable. Indeed, colour and purity are also factors that come in the game. Thus, two diamonds of the same size can have very different values. In order to determine the weight of a diamond, dealer use very accurate scale as, even if it is not everything to value a diamond, the weight is an important factor. 1 carat = 200mg (1/5th of a gram) Very often, the weight of a diamond will by expressed in terms of fractions of a carat. Note that carat is often abbreviated as “ct”. But as noted before the weight is not the only factor to determine the value of a diamond. Colour is also very important.
Among all the gemstones, diamonds are the ones who have the capability to produce the maximum shine. A diamond without inclusions is considered one of highest quality and value as nothing prevents the light from flawing through the diamond. That is why the diamond clarity is very important when chosing a loose diamond uk. There are seven clarity grades possible:
IF (Internally Flawless) : there are no internal inclusions visible to a trained eye under a 10x magnification. IF diamonds are very rare.
VVS1 ( Very Very Slightly Included 1) : the stone will have very small inclusions extremely difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification. VVS1 diamonds are very rare therefore slightly more expensive than VVS2 graded stones.
VVS2 ( Very Very Slightly Included 2 ) : the diamond has very small inclusions not easily spottable by a trained grader under a 10x magnification. The difference between a VVS1 and VVS2 diamond is minimal. VVS2 diamonds are less rare than VVS1 and thus slightly cheaper.
VS1 ( Very Slightly Included 1) : The diamond has very small inclusions invisible to the unaided eye. The number of inclusions is what makes the difference between VS2 and VS1 diamonds. VS1 diamonds offer very good value for money as the inclusions are only visible under a 10x magnification.
VS2 ( Very Slightly Included 2) : There are several very small inclusions totally invisible to the unaided eye. The number of inclusions is what makes the difference between VS2 and VS1 diamonds. VS2 diamonds offer very good value for money as the inclusions are only visible under a 10x magnification.
SI1 (Slightly Included) : the stone may contain very small inclusions visible to a trained eye under a 10x magnification. However these have only a minimal impact on the general appearance of the diamond that is why SI1 diamonds are very good value for money compared to VVS or VS stones that are rarer.
SI2 (Slightly Included) : the diamond has small inclusions easily visible to a trained eye under a 10x magnification. Although some minimal inclusions may be visible to a naked eye they will have a minimal impact on the performance of the stone. SI2 diamonds offer very good value for money.
The quality of the cut is also a very important factor to determine the value of a diamond as it is what will define how much scintillation and sparkle a diamond has. The facets of a round cut diamond (58) is the one enabling the maximum among of light to circulate and reflect through the diamond, making it shine a lot.
Below is a chart inclluding all the factors mentioned above. It will help you to choose
How to buy diamonds online ?
Buying diamonds is often linked to an important event in someone’s life and that is why it is important to be able to make the right choices. When buying a diamond it is essential to take main criterions into account in order to get the best value for your money. Weight, colour, clarity and certification are all to be considered carefully.
Our website is designed to answer this crucial question “How to buy diamonds online ?” as you can find advices to help you make your choice as well as a user-friendly searching tool. You just need to enter the specifications desired for your diamond, and we will do the rest by showing you a selection of diamonds adapted to your request.
Where to buy diamonds ?
If you are looking to propose or treat a loved one with the most special stone, you have probably started researching where to buy diamonds. Purchasing a diamond is an investment and is a decision that should be taken only after thorough and informed researches in order to get the best deal possible. To help you make the right decision, we have dedicated this article to the benefits to buy diamonds online from an experienced online retailer.
Deciding to buy your diamond online will enable you to select your perfect stone from a wide range of diamonds. Online retailers, offer a broad range of stones as they do not have to worry about storage space or displays that will limit the offer of a high street jewellery store. Even after selecting a specific weight, cut, clarity and colour for your diamond you will still be left with a larger amount of diamonds to choose from, enabling you to find the best value possible for your money.
Another benefit you will get from buying diamonds online are the low prices as the cost of running an online store is far lower than having to run a shop on a high street where lighting and display costs all add up. We choose to make our clients benefit from the several savings we are making from dealing online which is the guarantee that you will get extremely good value for money.
Finally buying a loose diamond rather than a set stone gives you the insurance of its quality as the certification will be accurate.