There’s an old saying that diamonds are a girl’s best friend and it actually may be true. High quality Canadian diamonds will last your lifetime and beyond. There are some important guidelines to consider when choosing a diamond. Whether for an engagement ring, pendant, earrings or other jewellery, there are some characteristics that you need to be aware of when you shop for this sparkling gem.
The 4 C’s
Certainly when you shop for Canadian diamonds you want consider the 4 C’s of diamonds. These include carat, clarity, color and cut. Together, these are the most important things to look at when you consider a diamond’s appearance and value.
Carat weight is the size of the diamond. It is measured in carats. A typical engagement ring may be about one carat. However, diamonds are available in many different sizes. You may also consider the total carat weight of the jewellery. For example, if a piece has small diamonds their total weight can be added together.
Clarity is how clear the diamond looks. Clear diamonds are preferable to cloudy diamonds. You can often see cloudiness with the naked eye, but sometimes it is deeper inside the stone. The best diamonds are clear throughout.
Color is an important consideration when choosing Canadian diamonds. White diamonds are probably the most common. They are not actually white, but clear. Some diamonds have a yellow tinge to them. Diamonds with a yellow tinge are usually not as good as those that are white.
Cut is the way the diamond is formed into the shape for jewellery. An experienced jeweler will be able to make the diamond sparkle using cuts throughout the outside of the stone. Diamonds may also be made into popular shapes such as round, pear, diamond and square, among others.
Shopping for Canadian Diamonds
The most important consideration when shopping for diamonds is to choose a reputable jeweler. In the end, the diamond that you pick is the one that appeals most to your preferences. You need to count on the jeweler to ensure that the diamond is of good quality. The jeweler will usually allow you to view the diamond under a jewelers loupe, a strong magnifying glass. This will give you the ability to look inside the diamond for flaws.
All diamonds have some flaws. When you choose a diamond you want to pick one with the least number of flaws and the highest quality that your budget will allow. A good diamond will hold its value very well over time, especially if it is of high quality. Most diamonds come with a certificate. The certificate authenticates the diamond and rates its weight, clarity, color and other features. Your jeweler will provide you with a certificate for your diamond. As long as you take good care of your jewellery the diamond should remain intact. Whether you are shopping for an engagement ring or any other diamond jewellery, you can count on Rochells Jewellers. We offer a wide selection of jewellery including Canadian diamonds and more.