Friday, April 18, 2008

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend!

How do we sure we were able to purchase the best price and quality of diamond? Its not easy for those of us who don't know that much about diamonds! I learned a lot about it when my husband bought the diamond I am wearing now.

What my Beloved Curmudgeon did was go to the jeweler and look for a diamond, not a diamond ring. I guess I'm just not elite enough to have known to do that, but he did. He wanted a perfect diamond. I ended up with a near-flawless diamond. Its not as large and showy as some might be, but I know that the diamond that he choose is absolutely gorgeous. It is clear and bright. I can see all sorts of colors reflected in the prisms that were created when the jeweler shaped it. And I know it only has one little itsy bitsy flaw. The jeweler told us it would be very difficult and extremely expensive to find a more perfect diamond. I like that. Whenever I see someone flashing around a huge diamond I know that it might be bigger than mine, but its not as flawless as mine. Heh!

There are a lot of things to consider when shopping for a diamond. Yes, I said a diamond, not a diamond ring. You are much better off picking out the diamond and having it set into a ring setting than buying one already cut and set. When you are looking at a loose diamond you can see more clearly what you need to see in order to determine its value. You can actually save thousands of dollars and end up with a much more valuable ring by buying the diamond separately. Diamond prices are determined by the 4Cs. That is carat weight (how big it is), cut, color and clarity. Thinking of it that way makes it so much easier to remember for me!

Does the idea of walking into a jeweler and trying to determine the value of a loose diamond scare you to death? It does me too. What do we know? That's why we need to depend on people who DO know and who are experts in the field. You can work with people from Diamond Price Guru, for instance. They are experts and will walk you through the process of choosing the diamond that is right for you. Size isn't everything in this instance. You need to find a diamond in your price range that is the best quality you can afford. They will help you do that.

Diamond Price Guru uses prices from eleven reputable stores to help you compare prices and quality of over 400,000 diamonds! Their website is full of useful information, including some really great proposal stories! They also have articles with tons of information on how to shop for a diamond. The website is very user friendly and will walk you through the process. You can use their expertise and end up with a true family heirloom that you will treasure for the rest of your life. I hope you'll check it out. Just click on the link above to go there and start learning about diamonds!