By Fred Cuellar
"Finally, one of many best diamond specialists breaks the silence and demystifies the area of diamonds for normal parents such as you and me."
- Gregory J. P. Godek, writer of 1001 how you can Be Romantic
Get Your Money's worthy on a good Diamond
Buying a diamond might be probably the most very important and intimidating purchases you ever make. no matter if you are getting engaged or married, or are paying for for an anniversary, funding, or simply because, the right way to purchase a Diamond will take the strain and uncertainty from your buy, and may aid you get the easiest diamond on your money.
Newly revised and entirely up to date, How to shop for a Diamond is the single e-book out there to incorporate wholesalers' mystery pricing charts that you just, the general public, by no means get to work out! The charts are damaged down by means of carat, readability, and colour - together with many of the forms of colour inside every one colour grade.
Important sections include:
- Matching your money with the right diamond
- The 4 Cs defined: readability, colour, reduce, and carat size
- Ring kinds and settings
- Insuring and taking care of your diamond
- choosing the right jeweler
- Jewelers' methods of the trade
- Wholesalers' mystery pricing charts!
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Diamonds are the hardest natural substance known on earth, but they are not the toughest. There’s a difference between the hardness and the toughness of materials. A sharp blow can certainly damage your diamond. To understand what I mean, first let’s look at some shapes. Diamonds can be cut into a wide variety of shapes. Shown on the following pages are some of the most popular. Off-Makes This is the No. 1 problem with diamonds! An “off-make” is a poorly proportioned diamond, and no matter how white, how clean, or how big a diamond is, it won’t achieve maximum sparkle, fire, and brilliance unless it’s cut correctly.
But you will notice the slight markings representing slight blemishes. IF (Internally Flawless) Scratch IF (Internally Flawless) Polishing Lines In the VVS plottings, you’ll see some very minor inclusions and blemishes. qxd:Layout 1 6/12/08 10:41 AM Page 11 1 Chapter The 4 Cs VVS2 (Very, Very Slightly Included) Pinpoints, Extra Facet VVS2 (Very, Very Slightly Included) Pinpoints, Scratch, Bearding Important Note: An untrained person will have a very difficult or impossible time trying to find the inclusions or blemishes in a VVS1, or VVS2, internally flawless, or flawless diamond.
16 or 17 facets Single Cut High crown Deep pavilion Large culet* Old-Mine High crown Deep pavilion Large culet* Old European *Creates appearance of a hole in the center of the diamond when viewed from above. qxd:Layout 1 6/12/08 10:41 AM Page 33 1 Chapter The 4 Cs Now that you’ve had a look at some diamond shapes, let’s go over the parts of the cut diamond. There are three basic parts to every cut diamond: the crown (top), the girdle (around the middle), and the pavilion (the bottom). The crown consists of a large flat area on top called the table, and a number of facets.