Before you plunge into buying custom jewelry, do you have a trusted jeweler that you prefer to use? It’s a nagging question. Why settle for less when you are creating custom jewels? It is important to find the right person to help you in creating the perfect piece of jewelry that you have in mind. If your custom design includes diamonds, it is critical to find the right one that has a good cut, clarity, size, and color. This article will provide some tips to help you choose the right diamond.
A cut brings out the diamond’s beauty in terms of fire, brightness, and scintillation. Ideally, diamond companies mainly focus on cutting for beauty. Just like color or clarity, it is hard to quantify a diamond’s cut. The fact is that cuts will differ from one diamond to another. Also, how the cutter decides to polish and shape it matters as well. Sometimes the cutting is merely used to hide inclusions. Contrarily, a heavy cut fetches more value because of carat weight. On the face of it, some cuts may seem bigger than others but light in weight.
SIZE VERSUS WEIGHT
You may wonder why the abbreviation “ctw” is used in diamond jewelry. In other words, it is the carat total weight. For example, if a ring is ½ CTW it means the diamond in it has a total weight of 0.5 carats. The carat is not a measure of size but weight. Similarly, 100 points are equivalent to 1 carat.
Believe it or not, diamonds come in a variety of colors like fancy yellow, grey, brown, vivid yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, white and much more. The colored diamonds are a splendid substitute for white diamonds. Darker diamonds can hide the inclusions nicely. Yet, red diamonds are the rarest, spiking their prices. An inclusion can affect the quality of diamond because it blocks light from flowing through that diamond. When buying pay attention to color especially one with lower clarity.
First off all, it is necessary to completely understand the 4Cs in order to identify a beautiful diamond that fits your budget. The 4Cs comprise of carat weight, color, cut and clarity. If you are one that will scrutinize the book value of a car before purchasing, you should do the same with your diamond. Likewise, you need to make comparisons between the value and quality of the diamond based on the grade. While the pricing depends on the weight and clarity of the stone, a fancy cut would definitely cost you more.
If you are setting a specific budget for your custom jewelry please consider other fundamental factors – the location of your inclusions and the colors. Visit a jewelry store today to find out the latest trends and prices of custom diamond jewelry.
WHAT’S YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND DESIRE
You may want something completely different but not far from conventional jewelry. It does not make much sense to buy a color or shape you don’t like. Your desire and taste reign.
Finally, you need to understand a few issues that can change the value of the diamond. Some stores serve high-end markets while others concentrate on inexpensive products. Besides the jewelry styles, look out for the prices and how well a store is established in the community.
Which is your favorite diamond style? Let us know in the comments section below.
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