HOW TO BUY DIAMONDS
It’s not every day you shop for a diamond. From an engagement ring to a thoughtful gift to celebrate a special occasion, diamonds are a symbol of love and commitment, so you want to make sure you’re getting a quality stone that makes an impression, but also makes sense for your budget and style. Before you start shopping, take a minute to read through our guide on how to buy diamonds the smart way.
CHOOSE A QUALITY JEWELER
A jeweler with a good reputation and access to the best diamonds on the market can help guide you towards the right diamonds for you. A good jeweler will listen to your ideas and style preferences and recommend a cut and setting that will make a diamond that fits your budget shine.
You don’t necessarily need a flawless diamond—you just need one that you love. The Master Craftsmen and Certified Diamontologists at Jared’s custom design studio can help you create a truly one-of-a-kind piece that you’ll love for years.
REMEMBER THE 4 Cs
The quality of every diamond is based on a combination of:
COLORColor is graded in terms of how white or colorless a diamond is. For a standard diamond, the ideal color is none at all.
CLARITYEvaluates how clean a diamond is from both inclusions (interior) and blemishes (exterior).
CARATRefers to the weight of the diamond, not the size. For example, a 1 carat diamond weights 0.2 grams. Depending on the diamond shape and cut, two 1 carat diamonds could be very different in size.
CONSIDER YOUR BUDGET
Not sure how much you “should” spend on an engagement ring ? Maybe you’ve heard generic advice like you should be spending three months’ worth of your salary on an engagement ring or the bigger the diamond, the more expensive it is, but price can vary wildly based on the 4 Cs listed above and the style of jewelry you want. Narrow your search by setting your budget as early as possible and sticking to it.
Jared has an extensive selection of diamond jewelry for him and her.