Diamond Buying: Size Versus Quality

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Shopping for that perfect diamond engagement ring that conveys your love and commitment toward your fiancé, all while working within a budget can be very stressful. The multitude of choices can be confusing, to say the least.  You may believe the bigger the diamond the better. While, carat size is an integral part of your decision. There are many factors to consider when choosing that perfect diamond engagement ring.

The 4C’s

There are four main factors to consider when deciding on that perfect diamond. They are called the 4C’s: Clarity, Cut, Carat Weight, and Color. See our 4C’s of Diamond Buying Guide for a full breakdown. All these factors determine the quality of your diamond and in turn, will affect the price of your diamond. Almost all diamonds have some imperfections. The diamonds with few to no imperfections will receive the highest clarity grades. The cut of a diamond determines its brilliance or sparkle. The better the cut, the better the sparkle. The carat weight is the measure of the weight of the diamond. Diamonds that are white or have no color receive the higher quality grades than those with visible color.

How To Choose

The 4C’s enables you to choose the perfect diamond that will Custom Diamond Engagement Ringgive the most “WOW” factor within your budget.  A well-cut diamond may cost more, however, it will give that glimmer and sparkle you may desire. The diamond’s shape can give the illusion of size, allowing for cost savings. For example, a diamond with a larger “table” or surface area will give the appearance of a larger diamond.

The difference in quality grades for a diamond’s color can also be slight and hard to see with the naked eye. You can choose a dazzling diamond, with a slightly lower quality grade and still get the look you desire, all within your budget.

The clarity of the diamond focuses on blemishes or internal “inclusions”. These blemishes or inclusions can affect the dazzle and sparkle of a diamond by blocking light.  The larger the diamond the more these blemishes or inclusions will show.

Quality Is Key

As you can see there are more factors to consider when buying a diamond engagement ring than just size. While, your budget may require trade-offs, you can choose a dazzling and brilliant diamond piece that will stand the test of time using the 4C’s of a diamond to get the most bang for your buck.

Diamond Engagement Platinum RingYou may also consider your fiancé’s lifestyle and personal preferences when choosing a diamond engagement ring. If she works in an environment where status is important, she may want a larger diamond with high clarity. If she works with her hands, you may choose a smaller well-cut diamond that will decrease the likelihood of her losing or damaging her diamond engagement ring.

Biris Jewelers has been Canton’s premier jewelry store since 1964. They have the expertise to guide you through the purchase of your diamond jewelry. Their friendly staff have built a reputation for personal service and are always ready to offer their expertise on finding you the right diamond engagement ring.

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