Diamond Jewellery Buying Tips
October 7, 2012 6 Comments
Diamonds can be good investments for the people who know what they are doing and have a means of cashing them in on favourable terms.However investing in gold is a lot easier than investing in diamonds.So even at times like this, when the rapid rise in gold prices, tempt many people to look towards diamonds,there is a tendency to think of diamonds as valuable fillers and focus on the gold content of jewellery. So if you don’t want to spend too much on diamonds,here are some tips to help economize and still get good results.
(1)For the best value in what would appear to the naked eye as a colorless diamond, look for G-J diamonds. Because color is easier to detect in larger diamonds, opt for G-H in diamonds over 1 carat, and I-J for those under 1 carat. Once set in a ring, these diamonds will look just like higher color grade diamonds. Instead of investing in higher color, invest in higher cut, the most important factor in a diamond’s brilliance.
(2)Because diamonds with more facets reflect more light, they tend to hide color better than other shapes. So, consider round, princess or other modified brilliant cuts over step cuts such as emerald or asscher if you are concerned about color.
(3)If you are concerned primarily about carat weight, and are on a tight budget, consider a yellow gold setting and a round diamond in the K-L color range. A lower color diamond with a higher cut grade will have more sparkle and visual appeal than a higher color diamond with a lower cut grade.