Tips When Choosing A Diamond Ring

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Choosing a diamond ring can be daunting because you certainly do not want to be duped. The key to choosing diamond rings is to be educated beyond the usual 4 C’s that mean cut, carat, colour and clarity. While the 4 C’s is pretty straightforward, it is not enough to tell you the full story of the diamond ring’s physical beauty.

How the diamond stone is cut is the biggest factor that determines its beauty. The better the way it was cut, the better will be the brilliance and sparkle of the valuable stone. When the GIA system is used in assessing diamond, there is a classification according to grade from excellent, very good, good, fair and poor.

Most people will assume that when a diamond has a GIA classification of tripleexcellent; it is already the best cut. However, while the GIA grading system provides a fairly good assessment of the stone’s brilliance, there is also a wide range of proportions that exist in the triple excellent classification. To put it simply, 2 diamonds that are triple excellent do not actually look the same because there are subtle differences in proportions and facet alignment that will affect the way the stone interacts with light.

The problem is further aggravated when the diamonds are viewed in strong light inside the jewellery shop. The jewellery store uses a lighting system that tends to make jewellery look amazing to sell better. However, this usually becomes the common pitfall for buyers of diamonds because even the worst cut will sparkle beautifully.

If you are untrained in the choice of diamonds, it would be difficult to differentiate an excellent cut from a poor cut. The diamond may lose it sparkle once you leave the store premises. When you have a specific grade of diamond in mind, it will help you narrow down the search list.

However, the choice for a diamond ring in Thailand is not about numbers and ratings but your personal preference. There is a simple philosophy that you can follow. Appreciate the diamond for its beauty and rarity and not according to amount of money you paid for the valuable stone.