Your guide to selecting the perfect diamond
The perfect ring starts with a guide to selecting the perfect diamond
Whether it’s a diamond engagement ring or a diamond wedding ring in Melbourne that you’re after, one jeweller is here with expert advice and a guide to selecting the perfect diamond.
There’s more to finding the right diamond than just the size and the price.
It would be easy to think you have picked the perfect diamond but you need to ask yourself some key questions before you even start the journey to buying a diamond.
You don’t want to have the awful realisation that you have chosen a diamond but it doesn’t suit your needs or the ring that you have your heart set on.
This scenario happens more than you might think and it can be an extremely costly mistake and one you do not want to make.
Some key questions to ask yourself about your diamond
No guide to selecting the perfect diamond would forget to outline the 4 Cs of diamonds.
These are, of course, the classic;
That all seems fairly straight forward and the higher grading on all 4 of these, the higher the value of the diamond.
There is much more you need to know and to consider before you set yourself on purchasing a diamond.
- Which shape do you want for your diamond?
- What is the minimum carat weight you would be happy with?
- What is your budget? (You need to stick to this so be realistic.)
- Which of the 4 Cs are you willing to compromise on?
- What is the setting for the stone?
Believe it or not, one of the most important questions is what setting is the diamond going to call home.
Let’s go through the process one by one to make things as clear as a diamond can be.
Budget is best
The whole point of having a budget is to make sure that you don’t dive into debt too deeply.
The other important thing about having a clear budget is that your trusted jeweller will be able to help you stay as close to it as possible and offer a variety of ideas that work within your amount.
A majority of couples come away from buying a diamond or a fully set diamond ring and are worried that they did not get a good deal.
If you are open and honest with what you want and you feel the same about your jeweller, you will have a smoother and less nerve-wracking journey.
It’s not all about the 4Cs
Knowing and going only by the issues of cut, colour, carat and clarity can actually be wrong.
If you have two diamonds of the same carat and colour, you may be swayed by clarity.
On paper, one of the diamonds may be worth more and cost more, but is it really that simple?
If the imperfections on the second diamond are on its edge, then it would be fairly easy to cover those defects with a prong in the setting.
Now imagine that you have that diamond ring that looks wonderful and is $2,000 or more or less in the price?
The human eye doesn’t lie
Many defects in colour or clarity come down to a rating from a gemmologist but an everyday person would never notice.
Some differences in diamonds are not at all visible to the human eye. You will not be viewing your diamond under a microscope so what are your really paying for?
Any money you save on these minute discrepancies can be better spent on other factors or one completely different things.
Of course there are clear and easily measured differences between a top-rated diamond and one way down the scale. When the differences are miniscule, then you could be wiser to choose to a so-called ‘inferior’ diamond but with a superior result.
Weighing up your diamond options
As with sticking to your budget, it can be important to look at a set carat weight that you will be happy with.
You may be able to sacrifice a small amount of clarity or colour to achieve a higher carat.
It is often a mistake to go below a carat that you will be satisfied with. This disappointment can follow you and you don’t want your diamond to be a reminder of your mistake.
You should never wear regret in any of your rings or jewellery.
To weigh up all your options when it comes to finding the right diamond, talk to a trusted expert who can give you the benefit of their expertise and experience.
Is there a diamond jeweller in Melbourne who is renowned for that?
The special thing about Franco Jewellers
Having your own guide to selecting the perfect diamond can start today.
Franco Jewellers have years of experience, a wealth of knowledge and their own high-quality craftsmanship that they are happy to share with each and every client.
You can find superb diamonds in an array of rings such as this immaculate White Gold Trilogy ring.
Incredible jewellery can be affordable too.
Franco Jewellers are all about making sure you are happy with your diamond or your ring, necklace, earrings or whichever marvellous piece you choose.
Truly exquisite jewellery and a special one-on-one service is ready and waiting for you.
Talk to Franco Jewellers now – because you’re worth it.