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Gemstones features you should know when buying a diamond ring

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Purchasing a diamond ring is definitely a huge investment, whether you are buying it for yourself, for your future fiancé or simply as a gift. This piece of jewellery is extremely special not only due to its significance, but also because a diamond is the most precious gemstone you could even own. For this reason, the moment you decide to make such an investment, make sure you inform yourself about the topic in order to make the best call. A lot of people think that diamonds are all the same, but if you talk to an expert, they will explain you why this is false. There are plenty of characteristics that can help you make the difference between gemstones and you may be surprised to discover that every diamond is unique. They can come in many shapes, colours and shapes, and they may also have different internal characteristics. That is why it is so important to know at least the basics before choosing one. Professionals have systematic methods of evaluating the value of each gemstone, but for the general public, knowing about the cut, colour, clarity and carat should be enough. These are the four Cs you need to keep in mind.

The cut

This feature determines the level of shine of the diamond, as well as the skilfulness of the craftsman who has taken care of polishing that gemstone. A beautifully finished piece has multiple facets and is incredibly sparkling, especially when it interacts with light. This is due to the fact that each facet has a definite role in the amount of light reflected to the beholder’s eye. So when searching for diamond rings London, remember that the cut is definitely something you must check.


The colour

Contrary to popular belief, diamonds are not completely colourless, on the contrary: they may come in various hues and shades. These can vary from colourless (these pieces are the rarest) to light brown or yellow, but the nuances can barely be noticed with the naked eye. There are, of course, subtle differences, but these can affect a lot the value of a certain gemstone. Actually, colour can be an important criterion when it comes to evaluating a diamond, making a huge difference.

The clarity

It is said that an ideal diamond is completely flawless as far as its clarity is concerned, but since few things are perfect, it is quite difficult to find such a gemstone. However, the internal features, known to experts as “inclusions”, and surface irregularities, called ‘blemishes’, define the nature and originality of a diamond.  What is quite interesting is that perfect imperfections may even increase the value of a gemstone.


The carat weight

Carat is the measurement unit used to determine the weight of a diamond, unlike other objects, which are sold by kilogram, ounce, pound etc, precious gemstones and jewellery are weighted in carats. Needless to say, weight and price are directly proportional. The heavier the diamond, the higher the prices – this is probably what you should know if you plan to buy jewellery.