It is extremely annoying if one is not sure if one is getting one’s money’s worth while paying for a diamond ring that costs a bomb. Everybody is on the lookout for ways to buy diamond rings that are authentic and do not cost the sky. One should stay away from shady diamond dealers.
One should always purchase diamond rings from trusted, experienced, certified and reputed professionals. These dealers in jewelry generally have certificates from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the American Gem Society (AGS) and so on. These jewelers are given intensive training, they are tested and are recertified every year. Usually all jewelers of reputable are affiliated to these industry groups.
Grading of diamonds is done as per the 4Cs,, the cut, color, carat and clarity. A diamond should be cut correctly in order to increase its fire that is dispersion of light, scintillation that is sparkling splashes and brightness.
The rate cut provides the diamond a brilliant allure of beauty that is similar to fire. This is the reason why the cut is the most important aspect that has to be taken into consideration when one sets about on a search for diamond rings. This aspect should not be compromised on as one could sacrifice the other Cs. Remember not to opt for a rating below ‘Good’ (GIA) or ‘Cut 5’ (AGS) for the cut.
People suffer from the misconception that the color rating is related to gemstones that are fancy colored. The rating of GIA for the color of the diamond is in the range of D (colorless) to Z (light yellow). AGS rates color on the range of zero (colorless) to 10 (light yellow). A color above these scales is included in the category of fancy color.
A little difference in the grade is not noticeable with the help of naked eyes but it does result in huge differences in the price. One could sacrifice in terms of color in order to save some money. Clarity refers to the nonexistence of inclusions in the interiors or blemishes externally. The grading of GIA range is Flawless (FL) to Imperfect (I1, I2, I3). The grading of AGS range is AGS 0 to AGS 10 where zero is the lowest. A few differences in grading of clarity cannot be noticed with the naked eyes. The grading of clarity has no relation to the brilliance of the gemstone.
The metric system of carat is made use of in order to weigh gems like diamonds. One carat is equivalent to 0.2 g. The greater the carat, the bigger the size of the diamond and obviously, the more the price to be paid for it. Some features that cannot be ignored when it comes to purchasing a diamond are that diamonds have a reaction with ultraviolet rays resulting in fluorescence. This is an undesirable result which is why one should look around for a grade of minimum Faint. The grade of the polish should be very good while that of the symmetry should be good.