Congratulations! You have come to the right place to find the perfect Diamond Ring at an Affordable Price! Welcome to Diamond Rings Direct, we are here to help you find a Diamond Ring at a fraction of the price the big jewellers charge in stores!
The key to finding the right Diamond Ring is to understand the various styles and types of rings. The key is the 4C’s:
What type of Cut are you looking for and what setting do you want the diamond to sit in? Here are a few examples:
Cut refers to the angles and proportions created when transforming a rough diamond into a polished diamond, as well as the shape of the diamond.
1. Three stone diamond ring is a ring set with three excellent diamonds, mounted on the band. Three stone diamond rings are made with all various diamond shapes and often rings will have different shapes of stone on the one ring. The excellence that comes from a three stone diamond ring is astonishing, the sparkle from the three diamonds is almost blinding.
2. Diamond side-stone ring is a ring with small diamonds set into the band on both sides of the centre stone. This design gives the ring a so called wow-factor.
3. Solitaire diamond ring is a ring that has one diamond in the centre of the ring. A diamond solitaire is a traditional or classic engagement ring. It’s simple and elegant and any diamond shape can be mounted on the ring such as round, cushion, asscher, pear, oval, marquis, V princess.
4. Princess cut diamond ring features a diamond that is square or rectangular in appearance, often featuring faceted corners on the top. In a ring form the Princess Cut diamond often sits within a sweeping twisted ring displaying a faceting style that is quite unique and completely different from that of the more traditional cut diamond rings.
What Colour diamond are you looking for?
Many diamonds appear to be colourless, or white, however they may actually have subtle yellow or brown tones that can be detected when compared side by side. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) rates the color in white diamonds from D ‘colorless’ to Z ‘light yellow’. Colourless stones, graded D, are very rare and extremely valuable. Diamonds also come in many arrays of colours however presence of colour makes a diamond less rare and valuable. Diamonds are often found in colours blues, reds, greens, pinks and yellows.
If you don’t have time to do window shopping, look to purchase a round brilliant diamond as you have a bit more flexibility in your colour grade. The brilliance of the cut makes it more difficult to detect colour, therefore you will have wider variety of diamond to choose from without having to worry too much about the colour grade. It is easier to detect colour in a fancy shaped diamond so if you intend on selecting a fancy shaped diamond you should look for a diamond graded H or higher in colour.
What Carat diamond are you seeking?
Diamond weight is measured in carats. One carat is divided into 100 “points” so a diamond of 50 points is described as a half of a carat or 0.50 carats. The minimum unit of measurement is 25 points or .25 carats. As a rule of thumb the higher the carat or weight of a diamond, the more expensive it will be. However the caveat here is that you also need to consider the colour of the diamond to determine the price, because a smaller weighted D colour grade my be more expensive to buy than a heavier weighted K colour grade diamond.
What level of Clarity diamond are you seeking?
Clarity is the term used to describe the size and number of inclusions in a diamond. Inclusions are internal irregularities in a diamond, the natural characteristics of a diamond (such as fractures or minerals). Most are invisible to the naked eye. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has 11 grades, the system classifies a diamond’s clarity based on the nature, position and size of its inclusions and exclusions.
Large inclusions interfere with the dispersion of light so the larger or more numerous the inclusions the less valuable the diamond. The fewer the inclusions, the rarer the stone. Trained gemologists grade the clarity of a diamond by examining it using a 10x magnifying microscope looking at the diamond from the top down. SI1 or VS2 will give you a beautiful diamond at a much lower price tag.
Grade range includes: Flawless (FL, IF Flawless/Internally Flawless), VVS1/VVS2 Very Very Slightly Included, VS1/VS2 Very Slightly Included, SI1/SI2 Slightly Included, I1,I2,I3 Included.
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