A Guide to Buying the Perfect Loose Diamond

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Thinking of proposing your beloved with a beautiful engagement ring? Want to sweep her off her feet? If yes, then consider getting a custom-designed diamond engagement ring. A custom made diamond ring will help your love sparkle through. It will show the love and care that you’ve put into getting the ring custom made especially for your beloved, making her feel special and on top of the world. And let’s just say, that’s what every woman wants.
When it comes to getting a diamond ring custom-made, you need to work a little harder than you might think. Selecting the perfect loose diamond to mount your engagement ring is the most important part, so you need to make sure you get it right! Here’s a step by step guide to help you buy the perfect loose diamond:

1. Cut

To win your lady over, the first thing you need to do when buying a loose diamond for your beloved is to focus on the cut of the diamond. The cut of a diamond determines how well it refracts and reflects light, showcasing the perfect balance of craftsmanship and precision which helps unlock a diamond’s true luster, light performance and beauty. If you really want to see her eyes sparkle, then you can’t compromise on the cut of the diamond.

2. Color

After cut, color is the next most important factor to consider. Though most diamonds naturally show slight traces of brown, gray and yellow color, consider purchasing a diamond that exhibits less color as such diamonds are more superior and high in quality. For this, you might want to explore the diamond range from D to J. According to the International Gemological Color Scale, D is the highest grade for colorless diamonds while diamonds in G grade are near-colorless where color traces are slightly noticeable but offers excellent value at a budget friendly price.

3. Clarity

This factor helps you identify the presence of impurities and blemishes, if any, on the diamond, before you close the deal, which otherwise can’t be identified if you buy a pre-set diamond ring. Some diamonds may have inclusions which may be crystals of foreign particles or structural imperfections like features. Features are basically tiny cracks that look cloudy or whitish. The presence of these imperfections and particles affects the clarity of the diamond. So, when purchasing a loose diamond make sure it has a high clarity grade, either FL (completely flawless), IF (internally flawless) or VVS1 (very very slightly included).

4. Carat

Carat is the weight measurement unit used to weight diamonds. The type and shape of the gemstone you choose, helps determine the weight, which impacts the price. Studies show up to 85 percent of women love round and square diamonds, so the shape of the diamond is not as difficult to decide as you might imagine by simply looking at the wide range of shapes available in the market.

5. Certification

Diamonds are expensive, so to make sure the diamond you purchase is certified by a reputable laboratory like GIA (Gemological Institute of America) or AGS (the American Gem Society). GIA and AGS graded diamonds are measured according to strict-standards and recognized by diamond jewelers all over the world.
Diamond certification shows that it is verified as being either 100% natural or enhanced. So, you can make your purchase with confidence.
Keep these factors in consideration when you go diamond shopping! A diamond ring that sparkles flawlessly, has the most beautiful cut and is blemish-free is bound to make your beloved jump with joy and say ‘Yes, I do’.

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