Easy Diamond Buying Guide – Learn The 4 C’s

There are several popular diamond shapes which can be found at most diamond vendors, and oval are one of these. Ovals, much like round brilliant diamonds or diamonds of any other shape, need to be judged not only on their shape, but also on various other criteria including the “four Cs” (cut, clarity, color, and carat weight). When shopping for ovals, there are specific things you need to be aware of, and it’s a good idea to have this knowledge in order to be able to distinguish a good deal from a bad one.

Ovals offer a degree of brilliance and sparkle similar to that of the round brilliant. This is mainly because the facets of the two types of 對戒 are similar in shape and dimensions. Both of these type of diamonds reflect light very well, resulting in the ideal sparkle that is thought to give diamonds their unique beauty.

Apart from knowing the value and all other information regarding the pieces, it is recommended to compile all accurate paperwork. Inspect the pieces carefully, take notes of all details and imperfections, and write a history on how you acquired and cared for the diamond. Selling a diamond together with paperwork, certificates or appraisals will likely get a higher price. Remember to take photos of every angle of the piece before selling. This will serve as protection in case a buyer tries to “return” your diamond but has actually replaced it with a fake.

While they are often thought of as being crystal clear, diamonds actually come in a range of colours. This range is specified on a letter scale, ranging from D – Z. Diamonds in the range of D, E, and F are regarded as colourless, or clear. Diamonds in the range of G, H, J, and I are considered to be near colourless. Diamonds in the range of K – M will have just a slight hint of yellow while diamonds in the N – R and S – Z range are very light yellow, and light yellow respectively.

One other possibility is to invest in a managed fund that includes diamonds and diamond mining shares in its portfolio. Examples would include Merryl Lynch Gold and General, Merryl Lynch World Mining and J P Morgan Natural Resources – the latter has shown 50.6% growth in the year ending February 2006.

You can be a real diamond miner for a day in Canada. At Canada’s Diavik and Ekati mines you can visit and look for diamonds and you will even be paid for what you find. They are difficult to get to, but worth the journey.

Buying loose diamonds allows you to get the most out of your diamond jewelry. You can get better quality diamonds in their loose form, have them set in a custom design especially created for you and get exactly what you are looking for.