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How to Choose Loose Diamonds for Designer Jewellery in Sydney

Jan 19th 2015 at 10:38 PM

Diamond shoppers seek different things in their precious rock—some look at the shape of the piece while others are particular about size, quality, and elegance. All these factors and many others impact the diamond's price, which is why it is important to know the best characteristics of a high quality rock to make sure that you, are making the right purchase decision.

Buying loose diamond (diamond that is sold separate from a metal ring setting) can help you save a ton of your hard earned money. You want it for the engagement ring, heirloom jewellery, or any other form of accent piece or accessory. Shopping for loose diamond can help you save as much as 30 to 50% of the diamond's price. Additionally, there is a much smaller chance that you will get duped by jewellers who might get you poor quality stone, especially when you buy from companies that guarantee the quality of their sources.

Jewellers will typically advice you to seek the 4Cs when purchasing diamonds—this refers to carat, colour, clarity, and cut. However, many forget another equally important "C" to complete the equation—the diamond's certificate. Certification is very important to make sure that you are getting exactly what you are paying for.

The recipient's preference is definitely an important factor when selecting the shape of a diamond to purchase. However, there are certain generalisations you should keep in mind to make sure you are getting a high-quality cut. Round, brilliant cuts are generally more expensive, because producing them requires the highest quality rough diamonds (octahedrals). The process also results in a great amount of removed material during cutting, which makes cost of production even greater. Fancy shapes, on the other hand like marquise, trillian, radiant, and princess are much easier to produce and can be fashioned from lower quality and more widely available diamond crystals (flats and macles). If you worry about the cost—keep this general guideline in mind to help you gauge prices.

Carat weights are another factor, but remember that the bigger the size does not necessarily mean that the diamond has better quality. Colour, cut, and clarity factor into the overall quality as well as the final price of the piece. One of the most important things that you should remember when shopping for diamonds, especially online, is to check your source, to make sure that you are getting the highest quality diamonds for the kind of money that you are paying.

About the Author:-

This article was written by Roger Cadelena, the founder of Ziba &Co. They are an online retailer of certified loose diamonds and fine jewelleries at a very competitive price. They provide a great online shopping experience and a selection of custom made diamond engagement rings with a network of trusted local jewellers and renowned international brands in one seamless transaction.

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