Learn About Diamonds
If you look up at the night sky, you’ll see brilliant stars scattered in the dark. What you might not know, however, is that the radiant diamond in your engagement ring could be older than some of those stars.
Diamonds have captivated for more than 2,000 years, when they were first mined in India. The Hindus called the diamond “vajra” or “thunderbolt”, because they believed the radiant gems were created when lightning struck stone. Moving forward in history to ancient Greece, diamonds were thought to be tears from the gods or the splinters of fallen stars. In ancient Rome, soldiers wore the stone into battle to protect them from harm. During the Middle Ages the diamond was dubbed “the miracle stone” because it was believed to cure everything from stomach aches to mental illness. Today, this resplendent stone is the symbol of enduring love and devotion.
With all the history sentiment tied to a diamond, it’s little wonder that it can be one of the most important purchases you make in a lifetime. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and compiled an easy step-by-step process to help you in buying your very own diamond. Whether you’re seeking a stone for your engagement ring or a unique custom piece, here’s our tips for you when it comes to making that special purchase.
Occasions’ Essential Diamond Buying Guide
1. Budget Matters
Determine how much you’re comfortable spending on a diamond. Setting a budget helps you narrow down your choices and find a diamond that aligns with your financial plans.
2. Choose Shape and Style
Select a diamond shape that resonates with your personal taste. Whether it’s classic round, elegant princess or unique marquise, the shape will define the overall style of the ring.
3. Brilliance and Sparkle
Pay attention to the diamond’s ability to catch and reflect light. A brilliant diamond is visually stunning and captures attention with its radiance.
4. Size Preference
Decide on the size of the diamond based on your preferences. Consider whether a larger or more modest size suits your style and daily activities.
5. Unique Inclusions
Appreciate the fact that each diamond is unique, with its own inclusions, or minor imperfections, and characteristics. Some imperfections may be visible under magnification, but they can also add character and identity to the stone.
6. Setting the Stage
The setting complements the diamond and showcases its beauty. Choose a setting that matches your lifestyle and highlights the diamond’s best features.
7. Certification and Verification
Ensure the diamond comes with a reputable certificate from a recognized gemological laboratory. This assures you of the diamond’s authenticity and key characteristics.
8. Personal Connection
A diamond symbolizes emotion and connection. Find a diamond that speaks to you on a personal level, reflecting your unique story and sentiment.
9. Transparent Return Policy
Purchase from a seller with a clear and fair return policy. This ensures you have the option to exchange or return the diamond if it doesn’t meet your expectations.
10. Time and Patience
Take your time throughout the process. Rushing a purchase might lead to regrets. Patience allows you to explore various options and find the perfect match.
11. Professional Opinion
Seek the advice of a trusted jeweler or expert if you have any doubts. Their insights can provide additional guidance and assurance.
12. Long-Term Value
Consider the long-term value of the diamond, both emotionally and in terms of durability. A well-chosen diamond can be a timeless treasure passed down through generations.
12. Appreciate the Journey
Remember that acquiring a diamond is a journey filled with excitement and meaning. Enjoy the experience, from research to selection, and cherish the sentiment behind the purchase.
Buying a diamond goes behind the numbers and technical details. It’s an important opportunity to celebrate your precious moments and relationships. When you focus on these aspects, you’ll make a compelling choice that resonates with your journey.
Occasions’ Guide to Diamond Cleaning
Now that you’ve purchased your own dazzling diamond, it’s time to learn how to properly care for and clean your stone, to ensure they stay shining for years to come.