Rules of Engagement
There are several things you should know before you start
shopping for a diamond engagement ring. A quality jeweler will work with you to
help you find the perfect ring to suit your style and budget, but having a
grasp on the "4 C's” is a good starting point when looking at diamonds:
Carat – is the
unit of weight by which the diamond is measured. The more the diamond weighs,
the more expensive it will be.
Clarity – most
diamonds will contain some inner flaws that occurred during the formation
process that will affect the visibility of the stone. Inclusions and blemishes
are the two types of flaws found in diamonds. Inclusions are internal flaws
such as cracks and blemishes are found on the surface such as scratches.
Colour – this
refers to the presence or absence of colour in the stone. A colourless diamond
allows for more refraction of light and is thus more desirable whereas a white
diamond absorbs light obstructing its shine.
colour and weight are established on your budget, so bigger is not always
better. The fifth "C” that should be considered
is the diamond's certificate which is an evaluation performed on the diamond by
a qualified professional with the assistance of an exclusive "gemological
Not all Diamond Certificates are Created Equal
There is much rarity and uniqueness in each diamond
to be appreciated.
When buying any type of diamond, you should ask for the diamond certificate
containing the following information:
is imperative to note that a diamond certificate is not the same thing as an
appraisal. If a diamond comes without a certificate, you are buying it at your
own risk in regards to its quality. Reputable diamond jewelers will only sell
diamonds that are certified by the most highly accredited and impartial grading
labs in North America, which include the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
and Gem Scan (GS.) Some jewelers – including retail chains – use
independent diamond graders to appraise stones who may give a higher grade than
is warranted. The unwitting purchaser then pays more than the diamond is worth,
and will likely never know of the inflated price.
Newmarket Diamond Experts
Wedding rings are an expression of love and commitment and
should be produced according to the highest moral standards. It is wise to
choose diamonds that are mined ethically without worker exploitation, violence
or environmental devastation. An involved and concerned retailer will be
happy to answer key questions such as:
When buying diamonds, it is also
completely acceptable to seek a second opinion, in fact it's in the best
interests of a successful diamond retailer to encourage their customers to do
so in order to have confidence in the gems they are purchasing. Trust diamond
experts in Newmarket, when looking for unique engagement rings
GTA where wholesale prices are offered directly to the end consumer.