Before you start thinking about buying diamonds, you should take the time to learn about diamonds and how to buy diamonds of the best quality, beauty, and value.
What people who are not well informed about diamonds may tell you is common misinformation that falls into four "mythical" categories.
Here's what NOT to believe:
You (or the one you love) won't be wearing a grading report from a gemological laboratory on your finger or neck. You'll be wearing the diamond you purchase. And you want it to be the one that you (and the envious eyes around you) perceive as the mot beautiful and brilliant.
Considering a diamond's grading is a very important step when buying diamonds and a clear indicator of the diamond's quality and value. It is a critical part of the information you gather when choosing a diamond.
However, grading is best used as a guideline rather than a reason for making the final decision.
Many times you’ll find a diamond that is actually more beautiful to your eye than another diamond that is graded somewhat higher.
So, buy a diamond the way the experts do. Let your eye be the ultimate judge, not the piece of paper that comes with it.
There's a value to looking at diamond seller web sites. They help you understand differences in prices, quality, and diamond features.
But there are also clear downsides to buying from one:
That’s why at Fey we give the choice of selecting a diamond online with the ability of coming into one of our studios so you can see it, compare it to other diamonds, and pick the one that is perfect for you. As we say, buying a diamond should be as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.
If you would like to buy here at feyjewelers.com, we would be glad to have your diamond shipped directly to you, or you can come by and pick it up. When you come in we will also help you select the perfect setting, mount it, and gift wrap.
Now how easy was that?
There is definitely a wow factor to a large diamond if, and only if, the quality of the diamond is good.
The quality, value and beauty of a diamond have little to do with its size, however.
There are large diamonds with no life to them, because they originated from a lesser quality piece of rough. They may have visible inclusions, poor color, be cloudy, and not clear. Even more important, they may be poorly cut – cut being the most important of the 4Cs – and therefore be lacking in brilliance and fire.
So, carat weight is only significant if the diamond is beautiful and cut with great skill and artistry. So make sure no matter which of the diamond shapes you choose, it is well cut to proper proportions.
There is no doubt that the job of diamond facets is to capture the maximum light and bounce it from facet to facet, then reflect it back to your eye as brilliantly as possible.
However, the idea that more diamond facets will create more sparkle is not necessarily true.
The most important factor in diamond faceting is the skill and precision with which the diamond artisan cuts and places the facets. If the faceting pattern is not cut with exact symmetry, light will be lost through the bottom or sides of the diamond.
With new technology many other modified cuts have been developed, resulting in diamonds of exceptional brilliance and beauty. And those cuts are not limited to the round brilliant, but have been applied to the cutting of diamonds of many different and beautiful shapes. A perfect example of this is the Fey & Co. Opus Masterpiece Diamond.
Once again, it is the diamond cut that is most critical to the beauty of the stone. Not the number of facets. Trust your eye to be the judge.