HOW TO CHOOSE DIAMONDS: THE FOUR Cs OF DIAMONDS
HOW TO CHOOSE DIAMONDS
The most popular and coveted types of rings are diamond rings. They are considered as the top jewelry choice among women because of their luster, shine, status, beauty, and cost. Before investing in a diamond ring, one must start by taking into consideration the standard guide of the 4C’s.
THE FOUR C's of DIAMONDS
A diamond’s 4 C’s represent the four main components of its beauty and structure: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. When looking at a diamond, the eye perceives a balance of its characteristics and components, including, but not limited to, the 4 C’s.
CUT AND CLARITY
The first two C’s which are Cut and Clarity are the most noticeable to the human eye because the sparkle and color of the diamond are what people notice the most in diamonds. Next is the cut or shape of a diamond. The better the cut the better the sparkle. If the shape and depth of the diamond are cut in perfect proportion then the diamond will sparkle more and the clarity will clearer.COLOR
Diamonds with no visible color mean it has been cut to ideal proportions otherwise it appears dull or muted, color displays as a pale yellow color. For someone looking for the best value, we suggest diamonds with no visible color by the naked eye.CARAT
Carat refers to the weight of the diamond which usually corresponds to the size of the diamond. The bigger the diamond the more expensive it is
Basically the bigger, whiter, clearer and well-cut a diamond is the more expensive the diamond price will be. Luckily there are many alternatives to the diamond ring.
With today's technological advances there are many lab-made synthetic man-made diamonds that cost a fraction of the price of the real thing like cubic zirconia. They are actually exactly the same structure as a real diamond. The difference between them being one was made by a heat and compression machine while the other the earth took thousands of years to make.
With today's economic uncertainty it is wise to maybe buy a quality fake diamond ring until a better time comes around again. Also, a diamond's value depreciates as soon as you walk out of the Luxury Brand jewelry store.
Fake it till you make it with our quality 925 silver jewelry range. Elevate Jewelry Co has a fine selection of synthetic diamond rings aka cubic zirconia rings.
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