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Some Important Factors You Need To Know When Shopping For Diamonds

Aug 17, 2007
The beauty of a diamond is beyond all other jewels. The clarity and remarkable sparkle has never been reproduced in any other gem. Many have tried to create a stone with the same characteristics but diamonds have proved impossible to reproduce.

Being so unique is one of the most desirable characteristics of the diamond. Although diamonds can be cut in similar fashions each and every diamond is still unique. This is the same as people, no matter how much you may try to imitate no two humans are exactly alike. So it makes sense that many desire to find a diamond that will forever be theirs, unique and treasured. Diamonds last forever, they cannot be destroyed easily nor do many people try. This is because they are each a treasure in and of themselves.

When shopping for a diamond there are a few things to keep in mind so you will not be deceived and will find the diamond that is as unique as the person who will own it. Many diamonds are cut in similar ways but they remain individual and when you find the one you like best you will have a treasure to pass on for generations.

When choosing a diamond you should look for clarity, light reflection, carat amount, and cut. These things are often what determine the diamonds price and value. Diamonds are often slightly colored due to the elements in the ground when the diamonds are forming. This is perfectly normal and just adds a slight bit of color, generally yellow or blue when observed closely. Perfect colorless diamonds are the most unique diamonds and therefore the most expensive, however they are also the most exquisite.

The physical weight of the diamond is measured in carats. The higher the size and number of the carat determines the size and weight of the diamond. The price is often determined by amount of carats but not always. The large diamonds are not necessarily the most beautiful; this is as unique as the person the diamond is intended for.

The way the diamond is cut and finished is also important to the way the diamond is valued both in price and sentiment. Having a diamond cut to certain specifics is occasionally done for original pieces of jewelry. This will also determine the clarity and light reflection. The amount of polishing and shaping will cause a diamond to become either clearer or may actually damage the diamond by scratching and or cracking. However the flaws are another part that may add to the value and originality of your diamond.

Shopping for a diamond should be an amazing experience. Finding the unique diamond suited to personal taste will cause you to cherish your piece of jewelry and newly established family heirloom.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about this as well as diamond rings and watches at http://www.diamonds-jewelry-plus.com
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