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Diamond Buying Tips

Buying a diamond could be one of the most important purchases in one's life. The following tips may help make it easier to make this important purchase.

Diamond Weight & Size

Some people want to buy the biggest diamond possible. Is this always the right choice? We feel that it's always a matter of preference, but here's something to think about:

The larger the diamond, chances are the more inclusions it likely has, and because it's larger, these inclusions are typically even more visible than on a smaller diamond. But most importantly, if the diamond cut isn't proportioned correctly, it won't return the maximum amount of light through the top of the diamond.

This illustrates that no matter how large the diamond, its cut and proportions determine how brilliant the diamond really is.

 

Diamond Color

Since diamond colors range from colorless to yellowish-brown, sometimes these colors can add warmth or depth to your diamond. Also, by mounting a non-colorless diamond in yellow gold can make the diamond appear colorless in some cases.

We are always happy to share our expertise about diamonds. Please let us know how we can help you make a confident decision in your diamond purchase.

More Diamond Education

The Kimberly process, created in November of 2002 under the United Nations Charter, is a joint government, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds. In compliance with the Kimberly process, Geoffrey’s Diamonds & Goldsmith asserts that the jewelry listed on this site contain diamonds that have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and are in compliance with the United Nations resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict-free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds.

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