Most people have very little technical knowledge about diamonds in NY. They may spend more than they need to on a diamond because it is described as high-quality or rare quality, or it has a high grade for this or that criterion. But if you take the trouble to learn just a little about how diamonds are valued, you can save a lot of money.
Evaluating Loose Diamonds
To be evaluated, the diamond must not be set in metal, because the metal setting will alter the appearance and the color of the diamond. The diamond needs to be positioned upside down (with the point up). Then it is examined using a tool called a loupe. This is a gemologist’s magnifying tool which enables them to see the characteristics of a diamond more clearly. The diamond must be held loose as the jeweler uses the loupe to examine and class its color.
What to Consider When Looking at Diamond Rings
Unlike loose stones, diamonds in rings have already been set into metal, thereby placing something of a limit on how well you can examine them. This means that you will have to rely more on the documentation that comes with the diamond in order to ascertain whether it is good value for money or not. In order to be able to do things properly, it is essential that you conduct a lot of research on diamonds and the 4 Cs (cut, clarity, color and carat weight) by which their value is determined. This will make it possible for you to better understand all the specifications that you will find on the diamond certificate, thereby enabling you to make better decisions about which ring is the best one for you to buy.