ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Diamond Buying Tips

Updated on May 26, 2013

Utmost care should be taken while buying diamonds. After all, these are the items that are bought once in a while.

Tips for Buying Diamond

Following list of diamond buying tips should help the prospective buyers while purchasing diamonds or jewelry made of diamond:

Why?

The rate (price per carat) of diamond increases with its weight. In other words, per carat price of 1 ct stone will be more that 0.96 ct stone.

  • If someone is looking for a 1 ct piece, it is advisable to instead opt for 0.95 ct - 0.96 ct, because from a naked eye there won't be any visible size difference, but it will definitely put less burden on buyer's pocket.

Why?

Bigger diamonds are costlier than their smaller-sized siblings because of former being rarer in nature.

  • If a shopper is not looking for a solitaire piece, then multiple small-sized stones will be a good option, instead of a one big stone. This approach can save lot of money without quality compromise.

Why?

With the increase in the size of diamond, its flaws and inclusions becomes easily visible.

  • While purchasing higher carat weight diamond, it is very important to pay attention to its clarity. It is one of the four characteristics (other being cut, color and carat) - also called 4C's - of diamond that determines its value.

Why?

Usually, small flaws in the diamond are covered by putting a prong over it or by setting it in a mounting that hides these flaws (like - in a Bezel Setting).

  • It's always better to buy loose and certified diamonds and have them set later in a mounting of one's choice. This allows the buyer to check any hidden flaws, and thereby getting the best quality stone at an appropriate price.

Why?

Inclusion at the bottom of a diamond is mirrored all around the stone, which reduces its beauty and value.

  • It's important to check if diamond is having any inclusion or flaw at its bottom. If any such inclusion is present, then this type of stone should never be purchased.

Why?

Being corner-less, round stone is more robust and less likely to get damaged as compared to any other fancy-shaped stone.

  • If the buyer is not having any special inclination towards any fancy-shaped diamond, then it's always better to buy a round-shaped diamond. After all, this classic shape has always been in trend.

  • How much to spend? Well, it's a subjective choice, and depends on individual's budget. Sayings like - spend your 2 month's salary - is nothing more than a marketing strategy. So, it's always good to think about what is affordable.

So, following these small but important buying tips will allow diamond buyers to get a good return for their money. After all, expensive items like diamonds are once in a life-time purchase.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)