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Choosing a beautiful diamond involves narrowing down your shape preferences and selecting high-quality options for the 4Cs — without overpaying. You’ll then compare individual diamonds to see which one offers you the most brilliance.
Follow our step-by-step guide below to find a stunning diamond while staying within your budget.
Based on our years of experience, we can offer you the best selection at the best prices.
1. Choosing A Diamond Shape
The shape of your diamond is where you start. No shape is better than the other—it’s up to your personal preference (or your partner’s). Round Brilliants are the most popular diamond shape for engagement rings and give off the most brilliance. Others prefer a more unique shape like a Cushion Cut or an Oval.
2. Picking A Carat Weight
Are you looking for a diamond that’s noticeable but not over the top? Choose the carat weight range you’re open to considering, such as a 0.95 to a 1.08 Carat diamond. As carat weight increases, so does the price.
Carat weight impacts how large a diamond looks (as does its shape and cut quality).
3. Now the Diamond Cut Quality
Nothing greatly impacts a diamond’s beauty than its cut quality. Our advice for cut grade is this: If you are looking for a round brilliant diamond, only search for “Very Good/Excellent” grade diamonds.
If you are searching for a fancy shape, however, then you might disregard the cut grade altogether. This is not to imply that cut grade is not important – on the contrary why filter out many results from your search which might be great choices.
4. Decide Color Grade Range
The goal with diamond color is to choose a diamond that appears white. But you don’t need to pay for a D or E diamond to get a colorless stone. In general, diamonds in the G to I range appear white but cost far less.
It is important to remember that different shapes reflect color at different strengths, so your choice of optimal color, balancing the diamond’s appearance with the diamond’s price, will depend greatly on what diamond shape you’ve chosen.
5. Select Clarity Grade
You should look for a diamond that’s eye clean, meaning No blemishes or inclusions visible with the naked eye. Depending on the shape, you can usually find an eye-clean diamond in the VS1–VS2 range. Why pay for a FL or IF diamond when you can get a lower graded diamond for much less that appeals to you.
6. Compare Choices
Once you’ve worked preferred specs for a diamond, compare similar stones to determine which one to buy. You’ll want to consider aspects like how brilliant the diamond is, if it’s eye-clean, and what the price is.
Other characteristics like fluorescence, polish, and symmetry affect a diamond’s value and appearance to some degree, although much less than the 4 C’s.
7. Get an Expert Opinion
Before making the big decision to buy a diamond, have one of our experts review your choice. We’ll give your diamond a close look to see if we recommend the purchase. Having an expert’s opinion ensures you get the best diamond for your budget. You’ll also have more confidence in what you’re buying.
8. Make the Purchase
Once you feel confident in your diamond, Contact Us or Click [Make an Enquiry] on every Stone’s Detail Page.
If you have any questions throughout the process, feel free to reach out to us for advice.