It’s funny… I was chatting with a client the other day and I realised how overwhelmed and nervous one can be- deciding to start looking for that perfect ring and realising you really don’t know much about diamonds and you really don’t know what to look for!
I put together my 7 top tips to finding the perfect diamond in hopes it helps to calm those nerves and gives you a better understanding before making such an important purchase.
Decide on shape of the diamond
The shape of the diamond is a very important as it determines the overall look of the ring.
No shape is superior to the other, it really is personal preference however there are important factors to consider when making your decision. Here is a list of the main cuts and their benefits:
Round Brilliant Diamond
By far the most popular the round cut diamond ring, with its 57 perfectly aligned facets, it’s brilliance really does outshine the rest (assuming its facet symmetry is excellent) light travels through the diamond giving optimum sparkle- in diamond terms ‘fire’.
One of the best features of the oval cut diamond ring is that it carries most of its weight at the top. In fact it appears 10% larger than the same weight in a round diamond.
Princess cut diamond rings provide a higher yield in comparison to other cuts, meaning they are a much more affordable option than any other diamond as less rough is wasted.
Like oval cut diamonds, pear diamonds carry most of their weight on the top resulting in a larger looking diamond.
Decide on the Diamond Colour
To ensure your diamond looks as colourless (or white as possible) Artelia recommend using the GIA colour chart for colourless diamonds for grading. It can be viewed at www.gia.edu, the colour scale starts from D (colourless) to Z (yellow/brown tinge).
At Artelia we also recommend matching any side diamonds to the same colour as the centre diamond to ensure uniformity. The line between yellow and colourless can be quite a delicate one, but can affect the price significantly so our team will guide you and take into account the design, colour of gold and the shape of the diamond.
Decide on Diamond Clarity
The clearer- or eye clean that the stone appears, the more light can reflect through. This is the fundamental factor when looking at the clarity of the diamond.
Our diamond graders prefer to select diamonds with low lying inclusions hidden from the table and out of sight.
Decide on Carat Weight
Are you looking for a specific size? This is a big question; the carat weight determines how large the diamond looks and is the biggest factor in terms of price.
Decide on the Diamond Design
When looking at diamonds, its important to factor in the overall design. Whether it’s a solitaire with or without side diamonds, a pave setting, with or without a halo can really change the look of the centre diamond. With over 300 designs in store we can guide you through the ultimate designs to suit your partner’s style and your budget.
Decide on the Diamond
When it comes to choosing the perfect diamond for your engagement ring, there are several factors to consider. From the diamond's shape and colour to its clarity and carat weight, each aspect plays a significant role in determining its overall beauty. And in the realm of exquisite diamonds, the Australian Argyle diamonds hold a special place.
While evaluating different diamond options, don't overlook the allure of Australian Argyle diamonds. These gems are renowned for their captivating hues, exceptional quality, and limited availability. Whether you have a preference for the timeless brilliance of a round cut diamond, the elegant charm of an oval cut, or the unique appeal of a princess or pear cut, Australian Argyle diamonds can add a touch of rarity and elegance to your chosen design.
Verify the Diamond Certificate
Did you know www.gia.edu was voted one of the most ethical companies? With the focus on only supplying ethically sourced diamonds.
This is why Artelia Jewellery proudly prefers to only use GIA certified diamonds. All GIA diamonds are also all laser inscribed ensuring authenticity and ownership.
For a more in-depth discussion and personalised guidance, we recommend booking a consultation with a member of our knowledgeable team. We'll assist you in finding the perfect diamond that beautifully symbolises your love and captures the essence of your partner's style.
At Artelia, we understand the significance of this special purchase, and our expertise and extensive collection of over 300 designs ensure we can help you discover the ring that will make your loved one's heart skip a beat. So, dive into the world of diamonds with confidence, armed with our diamond ring buying guide, and let us assist you in creating a cherished symbol of your love that will stand the test of time. Be sure to also read out guide on how to buy an engagement ring