Buying the Perfect Diamond


Finding the perfect diamond is like finding a life partner. It can be tough, time consuming, and you may have to spend some money. But it’s worth every bit of effort, time and money. But sometimes money is not important, and if you know what you are looking for, then you are all set. However, if you are buying a diamond for the first time, you may need a little insight on what to look for. After all, you don’t want to spend good money on something that may turn out to be a disappointment. Don’t stress, though, it’s easier than you think. Below are some helpful hints that will put you on the right road to finding the perfect diamond.

The Big 4 of Diamond Buying

When it comes time for you to get down on your knee, or make it a big surprise for an anniversary or special holiday, you want everything about that moment to be perfect, including the diamond(s) you are gifting (or receiving, for that matter). Buying the perfect diamond is easier than you may think if you are a first time buyer. All you need to know about are Cut, Color, Clarity, Carats.

Cut- This is probably the most important when it comes to determining a diamond’s value and beauty. It shows the skill of the cutter who fashioned the diamond, and can make or break a diamond. Technology is used to assess the diamond’s light performance through the cut. When the cut is more precise, the more captivating it is to the eye.

Color- Not all diamonds are colorless, like the ones most often seen in jewelry. In fact, they come in many hues ranging from colorless to light yellow and even light brown. The rarest of these are the colorless diamonds. The ones with color to them are known as fancy, and their grading is unique, like a fingerprint. Determining a color or colorless diamond is done with Comparison Diamonds in a controlled atmosphere.

Clarity- This is another important thing to look for when buying the perfect diamond, as it can also have an effect on a diamond’s value. Diamonds can have internal characteristics, also known as inclusions, as well as external characteristics that are known as blemishes. A flawless diamond, one that has neither inclusions nor blemishes, are rare. When a grader looks at clarity, they use magnification and specific lighting and determines the diamond’s worth based on these characteristics.

Carats- Carats are the units of measurement that are used to determine a diamond’s weight, where one carat is equal to one fifth (1/5) of a gram, and is then divided into 100 points.

ASET Diamond Imaging and Light Performance

ASET stands for Angular Spectrum Evaluation Technology®, and was developed to demonstrate a diamond’s light performance by using the red, green, and blue light spectrums. It shows us how diamonds are handling and returning light. The red spectrum indicates the areas of the diamond that are the brightest, and that attract the brightest light from above. The green spectrum indicates light return from an indirect source that isn’t as bright. Blue, of course, is the darkest and is what gives the diamond its personality.

A diamond’s light performance depends on the cutter’s decision of angles and placement of the facets, as well as the skill to place those facets precisely. Getting a diamond to its full luster takes time and careful polishing. Like minute scratches that dull a glass surface, a poor polish can reduce the brightness and sparkle of a diamond. The quality of the cut also affects a diamond's value, and can increase it by up to 50% more.

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Diamond Quality Certification

When you buy a diamond from an accredited dealer, it will often come with a certificate of authenticity, and will explain what you need to know about your diamond. However, since there is nobody to ensure the person grading your diamond is certified or skilled, the diamond you buy could actually be lower quality of what the certificate says.

That’s why J D Smith Jewelers is right for you. Don’t settle for anything less than perfection. J D Smith Jewelers will make sure the person you are dealing with are certified dealers. By having a certificate of authenticity with your diamond, it ensures that the diamond you get is genuine, as well as a good relationship with customers.

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Buying a Diamond

Whatever the occasion, nothing says “I love you” like a diamond. But, just like popping the question, going through the buying process for a diamond can be a bit nerve wracking, especially if you are buying for the first time. But with J D Smith Jewelers  the process can be easier. With several jewelers available to choose from, you can save time and nerves in finding the right dealer that meets your needs.

In American tradition, a diamond is a popular gift during the holidays, or for special occasions. But anymore today, a diamond is an appropriate gift for any celebration. That’s why you need to find a jeweler you can trust, and that’s where  J D Smith Jewelers can help you. Find credited dealers who offer quality certification and service with a smile with ease, and make your buying experience a great experience.

Perfection to Proposing

Before you go through the trouble of finding and spending money on the perfect diamond to pop the question with, you should speak with your special somebody about marriage. There are many who don’t, and the outcome can be disastrous. That’s why marriage takes a lot of thought and planning. But if your special somebody is a go for marriage, then your next step, of course, is finding the perfect ring for the perfect finger. Get an idea of what is out there with J D Smith Jewelers' Ring Builder.

Before rushing in to a buy, take some time to go around to different jewelry stores to see what kind of selection they have. If you really want to surprise them, though, talk to their friends, family, and even coworkers. You want to know what they like and don’t like. After all, there’s nothing more embarrassing than getting something that they don’t particularly want to wear on their finger the rest of their life. It’s also a good idea to seek the bride-to-be’s father for approval.

When it does come time to buy, make sure you deal with a jeweler you trust. If you don’t have a jeweler,  J D Smith Jewelers can help you. When you shop with a jeweler found on  J D Smith Jewelers, you can trust that you are in good hands. Of course, even with a trusted jeweler, stuff can happen once you leave the store. That is why it is wise to insure the ring.

Once you have the ring, and you are ready to pop the question, there are a few things you should stop and think about. Just like with buying the ring, you should find out if your bride-to-be would like a public proposal for all the world to see, or something private and intimate. The bride could be waiting to say yes, but if you pick the wrong place or time, that yes could quickly become a no. You do not want to embarrass your bride because it can lead to disaster. Again, you can find out from friends, family, and coworkers.

After your special somebody accepts your proposal of marriage, it is important to celebrate and share the news. Tell everybody you know that the big day is coming, and have a toast with your friends and family.

Remember, the holidays are the season for weddings and proposals. Make the celebration complete by gifting the perfect diamond.  J D Smith Jewelers will help you get an idea of what you want, and can help you find a trusted jeweler near you!