Diamond Buying Guide

Buying a diamond can be a daunting experience but shouldn't be.

My buying guide is designed to give you the tools and information you need to properly evaluate a diamond's quality and value with confidence.

Every diamond is unique, and there are a variety of factors which affect the price of a diamond. Focus on those factors most important to you, and choose a diamond that satisfies your individual standards for beauty and value. This might be a very different diamond than someone else with a similar budget would choose. I will do everything I can to help find the best diamond for you.

I can also walk you through the diamond selection process or answer any questions you have. Feel free to contact me for any assistance.

Diamond grading explained



Carat refers to weight and therefore the size of a diamond. One carat is divided into 100 points. Size is the most obvious factor in determining the value of a diamond. But two diamonds of equal size can have very different values, depending on their cut, clarity and colour.



While most diamonds appear white, many of them display hints of colour barely discernible to the naked eye. The closer a diamond approaches colourless, the rarer and more valuable the stone.



When a diamond is cut to good proportions, light will reflect from one facet to another and disperse through the top of the stone, resulting in a display of brilliance and fire. Diamonds that are cut too deep or too shallow lose light that spills through the side or bottom.



A diamond's clarity is determined by the degree to which it is free from naturally occurring inclusions. Many are invisible to the naked eye. The fewer inclusions, the rarer the stone.

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