Help Guide for Buying Quality Diamonds

13 08 2010

So you want to buy a diamond. And you want to make sure you know what it is you are buying. Well you are at the right place, as at DiamondsOnWeb we pride ourselves on providing succinct and useful information on diamonds. We, like you, want to make sure that you get the diamond you deserve and that is why we have created an easy five step by step guide to buying a diamond.

But first I guess you want to know; what a diamond is exactly and why it is so special? A diamond is three billion years in age, making it the oldest item that anyone can own and thus a highly sort after rarity. It is formed in the earth’s interior and shot to the surface by extraordinary volcanoes. It is comprised exclusively of carbon in its most concentrated form (carbon is a native chemical element that is fundamental to all life). So when you own a diamond you could say you own one of nature’s most treasured and spectacular elements.

So now you know just how unique a diamond is, it’s time to learn about what to look for in a diamond. The first step to choosing a diamond is selecting from one of the major diamond shapes available. This step of the diamonds buying process is one of the easiest and it is strictly dependent upon personal preference. Round brilliant stones are the most popular and are thought to be the quintessential diamond shape. However, one shape is not necessarily better than another.

Step two involves examining the cut of the diamond. The cut refers to the angles and proportions of a diamond. Based on scientific formulas, a well-cut diamond will internally reflect light from one mirror-like facet to another. In step three it is important to look at the color that the diamond possesses.

The color refers to the degree to which a diamond is colorless. Diamond color has a significant impact on its value. The clarity of the diamond is studied in step four. Diamonds with few flaws, or inclusions, are very rare and highly valued. Inclusions may look like tiny crystals, clouds or feathers. Finally, in step five, attention is given to the carat weight of the diamond. It is important to note that carat is often confused with size even though it is actually a measure of weight.

Now that you are equipped with the knowledge you need when you purchase your diamond please feel free to enjoy browsing though the large selection of diamonds offered on DiamondsOnWeb. At DiamondsOnWeb we deal only with certified/graded diamonds from the most respected labs: GIA, EGL and AGS so you are certain to be happy with the quality of your unique jewel.

About Diamonds On Web
Unlike most sites that sell other wholesaler’s diamonds and then make a commission, Diamonds on Web is a true wholesaler that carries its own inventory and has provided quality certified diamonds to jewelry stores throughout North America for almost 25 years. The site was introduced in 2000, and quickly became a leader in online diamonds thanks to its exceptional quality, unmatched prices, and outstanding customer service. All diamonds are certified by the top laboratories in the world (GIA, EGL and AGS).


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