Get Educated On Diamonds

How to Select Diamond Earrings

It can certainly be a daunting task purchasing a pair of diamond earrings.  Without some arsenal of knowledge, a jewellery purchase can be very overwhelming.  Many people fear potentially making a foolish decision when it comes to purchasing genuine jewellery.

One way to mitigate that risk is to follow the Gemological Institute of America’s  criteria that are now an internationally recognized standard of valuating diamonds.  That criteria is evaluating the diamonds based on Cut, Colour, Clarity, and Carat Weight.

http://www.gia.edu/diamond-quality-factor

When used together, the “4 c’s” describe the quality of a finished diamond.  The value of a finished diamond is based on this combination.

I would also recommend that before looking at too many options, is to  first decide on a budget.  That will help in assessing options available in terms of types of diamonds to choose from.  For example, you may be thinking of a pair of earrings and you had a budget of $3000, and narrowed your options between a pair of solitaires or diamond hoops.  You may be able to get those solitaire earrings, however the clarity and colour maynot be as high as the diamond hoop earrings.  The reason is that larger uncut diamonds usually cost more than cut diamonds of the same grade and quality. So, you may even end up with better quality diamond hoops with more combined carat weight than the solitaires for the same price.

A few more tips I recommend include:

  1. Look into or research which piece you are buying
  2. Choose a trusted jeweller
  3. Ask for an independent grading report

http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research-Diamond-Buying-Tips

http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-press/advice-selecting-diamond

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