الثلاثاء، 3 مايو، 2011
Checking Loose Diamonds for newbies
The chances are you’ve heard when you buy loose diamonds you may get extremely good deals - and this is certainly true. Most jewelers do a similar thing, and if you want you can get one too to then fit your diamond within whatever little bit of jewelry you desire.
After all, should you choose intend to buy loose diamonds you must know a little bit about evaluating them. Otherwise, you’re likely to have no idea what is considered valuable and what isn’t - and can very well turn out to be taken for any ride.
If you’re a beginner, the first thing that you need to know about evaluating loose diamonds is you’re going to be considering four factors especially, and they are:
Here is the terminology that pertains to and describes loose diamonds, therefore you’d better set out to familiarize yourself with it.
To begin with, the ‘color’ of loose diamonds basically simply refers to what hue it can be. As you can well imagine, the most expensive diamonds are the ones that are completely clear and colorless, while they produce the most brilliant gleams and are generally considered the most ‘pure’.
That being said, you will discover loose diamonds in that range from various hues of brown to yellow, and also some shades of white. Stones that are ‘milky’ are mostly likely impure and generally far lesser value.
Alternatively, the ‘cut’ of loose diamonds is solely depending on the artisan who shaped the stone. Still, it can be of extreme importance with the cut with the diamond is the thing that will see how much light is absorbed, and for that reason how brightly it sparkles. Diamonds who have many facets which might be cut brilliantly are really valuable indeed.
‘Clarity’ of loose diamonds 's what determines how pure they are. In general, the purity of diamonds is denoted while using letters F (Flawless), VVS (Super Slightly included), VS (A little included), SI (Slightly Included) i (Included).
In such cases ‘included’ means the number of imperfections it provides, such as flecks that deteriorate its value. Stones with multiple visible flecks, chips, cracks, and the like should be avoided.
Last but certainly not least, the ‘carat’ of loose diamonds is its weight (and therefore its size). As you can well imagine, greater and heavier diamonds - the harder valuable it's, even when buying loose diamonds.
You now understand the factors that are used to evaluate loose diamonds you need to at least possess some idea of what to look for when you go available and try to purchase some. Remember to always look carefully at diamonds, when possible through a specialized magnification glass so that you can spot even tiniest details.