Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 at 3:33 pm by Amy
It starts with your mindset. If you’re like most guys, you don’t know squat about diamonds. If you’re like most guys, you don’t ever want to know squat about diamonds. You think it’s effeminate. Only one problem with this mindset: it will cost you money. When you buy a car, you make choices, you make tradeoffs, you weigh the pros and cons. It is the same exact thing with diamonds, you need to do your research before making a big purchase.
People like round numbers. We obsess over things like “The First 100 Days” of a presidential administration. And that brings us to a diamond’s size. People pay a premium for the “round number” of a Carat. But you can pocket some dough by purchasing slightly lower than the size-echelon; instead of a full carat (1.00), buy a .85-.95; instead of a full three-quarter carat, go for a .60-.73, etc. The only one who can really tell the difference is the jeweler.
Use the exact same philosophy with a diamond’s “Color.” To save some money without sacrificing much look, push your color out one additional grade. Get an “I” not an “H.” You are unlikely to notice when the diamond is mounted, in its setting, and on the hand.
Diamonds have a color continuum which represents how much yellow color they show, with DEF “colorless” on the higher-end, then G, then H, etc. Don’t go lower than a J if you can possibly avoid it.
Get A Lower Clarity
Notice a pattern here? Just like with Color and Carat, you can get a slightly lower Clarity and shave off some dollars. For example, you can get a SI1 instead of a VS2. However, when making this tradeoff, it’s important to make sure the “inclusions” don’t endanger the structural integrity of the diamond.
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