First of all determine what that diamond is going to be used for. One of the first things you should decide is how you are going to use it because that will make a big difference in what you look for. If you are going for a solitaire you want to make sure that the cut is prominent because that is what displays the brilliance of a diamond. It brings out the fire in the personality and a flawless diamond can be devalued by a poor cut so that is going to be your most important aspect of a solitaire. If you are going for something that is going to be used as a pin or a bracelet or a necklace or even earrings you might want to consider color as your most important aspect.
Color can range from clear white which is the most popular for engagement rings that type of thing to red and black, yellow, blue diamonds there are so many different types so it depends on what it is going to be used for as to the type of color that you would want. As far as the carat weight that too is going to be determined by the size of the diamond what it is being used for and of course the size of your wallet because let’s face it the larger the carat the more it costs and of course clarity is very important. You want to be able to see that this ring is special or this necklace or these earrings are flawless at least to the naked eye.
Simulated Diamonds And Real Diamonds
Fueled by the perception of rarity, exclusivity and longevity, diamonds pull in about $50 billion a year. It is not surprising that a whole second industry the diamond simulant industry sprang up to feed off of that image. While they will never carry the same allure held by real diamonds, diamond simulants like cubic zirconia (CZ) and moissanite serve a purpose by making the diamond mystique accessible to those who could not otherwise afford it.
The quality and appearance of diamond simulants has improved dramatically over the years, but there are still several key differences to be found when comparing simulated diamonds to real ones. Examine them through a 10x jeweler’s loupe. Simulated diamonds typically have no inclusions or flaws something that is extremely rare to find in nature. Natural diamonds often have small imperfections in it, like lines, cloudy spots, black specks and bubbles in patterns that are unique to each diamond. Inclusions are how jewelers identify one diamond from another.