Diamond earrings are elegant and the type of gift that shows thoughtfulness. However, knowing which mistakes to avoid when shopping for and buying diamond earrings is extremely important to avoid financial losses and being disappointed with quality.
Buying from Unethical Suppliers
The diamond trade unfortunately is not always ethical and many people die annually because of conflict over diamonds. Avoid becoming part of the problem by buying from suppliers that source their diamonds from trusted and ethical conflict-free sources.
Not Knowing the Cs
Not understanding the four Cs of diamonds will leave you vulnerable. The jeweller can say just about anything and you will just have to take his word for it. Unfortunately, most consumers don’t have an in-depth understanding of the Cs and understandably so, because not everyone can be a diamond expert.
Although diamonds may appear colourless at first, the reality is that many of the diamonds have shades of yellow and in some instances, brown. The fewer colours it has the better, but then again, there are yellow diamonds that reach high prices. Here’s a tip – the closer the letter in the colour grading is to A, the less colour the diamond will have. Off course, it also means the more expensive it will be. That all being said, you also have to take into consideration that some diamonds display blue and pink colours, although such diamonds are rare and you will immediately notice the high price tag associated with such.
The gemstones in diamond earrings have a particular structure which enables the diamond to allow the penetration of light. However, most diamonds have some inclusions or imperfections, which will affect the brilliance of the diamond. A flawless diamond is very rare and you should be sceptical if the price of a so-called flawless diamond is average. That being said, you will want to buy diamond earrings with as pure as possible diamonds within your budget range.
The Difficult Carat Decision
People are not well informed when it comes to diamond carat and often think the physical size of the diamond is the carat. In effect, carat refers to the gemstone weight. Although heavier diamonds will also be larger in most instances, there are diamonds that are exceptionally dense and thus weigh more, even though they are smaller. Although the carat should be an important consideration, it is only one of the four Cs. You will want to ensure a good quality, well-cut, reasonable carat diamond with few inclusions, and as little as possible colour is set in each of the earrings.
Not Caring About Cut
The cut is rather complex. It refers to the way that the diamond has been shaped for setting in jewellery. The cut affects the brilliance and radiance of the diamond, and even a large carat diamond can lose a lot of its value if poorly cut. The cut furthermore refers to the shape of the diamond, such as the princess, oval and round brilliant cut. The shape is a matter of preference.
Not Buying Diamond Earrings Online
Buying diamond earrings from conventional jewellers means having to pay higher prices, because the jewellers have high overheads. They must have substantial profit margins, because they carry large amounts of stock. When buying from us at Naturally Diamonds, you buy from an ethical supplier and because we have cut out the middleman, we’re able to offer you diamond earrings at wholesale prices. Yu can save money while shopping from the comfort of your home, and benefit from excellent guarantees and comprehensive information to help you make informed buying decisions.
Don’t compromise on quality. Contact us to set up an appointment or to place an order for diamond earrings that meet your requirements.