How to choose a Diamond

mcc —  September 19, 2013

Jewellery latest have been offering advice on how to buy a diamond. There a four categories which ave been written about here and here.

The final category is Carat weight.

Carat Weight
A carat is the unit by which a diamond is measured. With diamonds bigger is indeed better but mainly because large diamonds are much less common than small diamonds. Large diamonds are much more expensive than smaller ones. Here are some hints to help you decide what size of diamond to buy.

  • Determine your budget.
  • Deciding on carat size is really about striking a balance between size and quality. If you are looking for a larger stone you may need to compromise on the clarity and cut in order to make it affordable and vice versa.
  • Try on different sizes and see what suits best. If it is a diamond ring, slender fingers make a diamond look bigger. Your jeweller can offer you advice.
  • Think about what sort of setting will hold the diamond. You’ll have to be sure that the setting you choose is made to fit the carat weight of your diamond.

There is also a Fifth C when you are serious about buying diamonds, Certificates. A grading report or diamond certificate should be available to allow you to make sure you have bought the right diamond for you.
Whether it is a gift, heirloom or for you engagement or wedding, Robert Adair Jewellers can help you find your perfect diamond.

We are located at Diamond House, 47-51 Mill Street, Ballymena.

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Visit the Robert Adair Jewellers showroom at Mill Street in Ballymena.