When you are doing a high-end purchase such as a car or a house, you will do whatever it takes to ensure that it’s a good buy and a good value for your money. The same thing goes with diamonds wherein you have to take careful analysis and observation to ensure that you don’t end up with some face or being duped that it’s a real one.
In this article, you will be taught about the 4 C’s when purchasing a diamond. By memorizing this simple idea, you can easily identify its worth and probably know if you’re in fact, getting the real deal. So check out this information below and have confidence whenever you buy a diamond.
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- Carat – It is often mistaken by people that carat is used to measure the size where in fact, it is used to determine the weight. The unit of measurement used is 100points is equal to 1carat. In diamonds, a slight difference in the carat weight could mean a big difference when it comes to its pricing. When you look at it, the difference between a 1.1carat and a 1.2carat is not that visible or noticeable to the naked eye but in reality, there can be a thousand-dollar difference between them.
- Color – There are many different variations of diamonds in terms of its color. It is common in the market that white diamonds are highly valued compared to others and the grading scale reflects entirely on that. Having a D grade on the scale could mean that it’s colorless, the rarest, and probably the most expensive. If it goes down the 23-grade scale from D-Z then the color of the diamond becomes more yellow, gray, or brown. A diamond belonging on that low end of the scale could also mean an even lower value/price for the gemstone.
So the next time you’re out shopping for a diamond, keep in mind these 4 C’s and realize its true value just by using this method.