Diamond pricing is a bit insane, sometimes you wonder why there is a huge range for diamonds that are around 1 carat for example!
Look at this diamond on James Allen, a unique E color & VVS1 clarity! Priced at $8800 at the time of writing this, while this one for instance is priced at $5730.
Do you see anything that’s worth the $3000 difference?
This post will explain to you how diamond pricing works, and why diamonds that “might” look similar have wide ranges of prices.
So you’re going to buy her a diamond. A diamond represents romance, trust, appreciation, and, in the case of a diamond engagement ring, a request to spend the rest of your life together. No pressure, right? It only has to be perfect, everything she’s dreamed of, the best diamond, and at a price that won’t put you permanently into debt. Relax dude, it doesn’t have to be that hard.
How do you choose the right diamond? How to select and buy a diamond?
There’s a lot of technical information out there about how to buy the best diamond (or best diamonds in the case of earrings). This site is a diamond guide, a shortcut , that will help you narrow it down to the most important things you need to know and put it in plain English.
These posts will take you methodically through the 4Cs:
Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight.
The guide will explain also why when it comes to diamonds “better” is not always the right choice. This is the page that your local jeweler doesn’t want you to read.
Buying Diamonds is Made Simple Today!
I put up this website diamond guide to show you how to make the diamond buying process simple and understandable. This is the information you need to buy the most beautiful and brilliant diamond you can afford, at the right price.
So, sit back, grab a drink and click your way to becoming a diamond expert yourself.
Since we can’t cover everything in one page, and not to mix topics so you get lost, I’ve made it easier so you can understand it in more details, I created a separate post for every detail you need to know about buying a diamond, so to start, go check the 4Cs posts above, then come back here for further details.
After you’ve completed reading the 4Cs pages, I highly recommend you read my Guide to Diamond Pricing for a down to earth understanding of what determines the price of a diamond and insider tips of what to watch out for when choosing a diamond.
We talked in deep details about diamond shapes in the diamond cut post, but since shapes is different from cut (and we explained this also), we will talk briefly about shapes here.
Diamonds come in different shapes, we have the Round, Oval, Princess, Radiant, Cushion, Asscher, Emerald, Marquise, Peer & Heart shapes! Yes, diamonds come in 10 shapes (and even more, but these are the most famous), and here is an image that shows these 10 shapes.
Read: Diamond Cut vs. Diamond Shape & The Most Popular Shapes
Since Round Diamonds are the most common diamonds out there, check this page that goes into details about Round Diamonds.
Mentioning diamonds shapes, when you put a budget, don’t only budget for the diamond! You must also put in mind the setting price, she won’t hold the diamond with her hands of course!
You will need to buy a setting with it, and although a lot of people know this, but they think the setting price is so insignificant that they don’t count it!
Now since you’re good with shapes, let’s talk about Diamonds Certificates & Grading, and maybe you need to know the difference between EGL & GIA certificates, and why EGL diamonds might not be your best option, although they are -generally speaking- cheaper!
One of the most terms that you will see when checking almost any diamond are Polish, Symmetry & Fluorescence . Check these 3 posts for details, we’ve also created a Diamond Glossary page for other common terms that you might face when shopping for a diamond.
Read: Is Diamond Fluorescence Good or Bad?
If you’re looking for an engagement ring, and before going any further in our exclusive guide, I highly recommend you to go through this page that tells you -roughly- how much you may want to spend on an engagement ring,
Once you set a budget, go check this full guide that will tell you how to choose an engagement ring, don’t get fooled with the myth of (bigger is better), this page will let you teach you the magic to make her say YES!
Also, if you’re going to buy a fancy color diamonds and not colorless, please go quickly over this page for some information about fancy colors diamonds.
There is also a page that will also provide you with some details if you thinking of buying a loose diamond, much of the details explained there were mentioned in other pages, but it’s grouped in one place here.
I’ve also made an FAQ section, if you still have a question after reading the above articles, you may find your answer in this Diamonds FAQ Section, if you don’t, please contact me and I will be happy to help.
One last question you most probably thought of, from where I should buy diamonds, should I get it online or through a local retailer? This page will give you the answer, and the “Why” of course behind that answer.
I think once you complete reading this diamonds guide with these articles, you can easily make a decision on your next purchase, and if you happen to pass by a local jewelry store, they will indeed know that you’re not a novice in diamonds industry 😉
Once you make your decision, feel free to browse James Allen or BlueNile or the quality diamonds site Whiteflash and see the great collections they have! Happy Diamonds Shopping!
P.S. If you want to know more about Whiteflash and why we think it’s only good for premium diamonds, read our Whiteflash detailed review.
About the Author
Sophia Martinez is a talented writer with a deep passion for diamonds and an inherent appreciation for their elegance and beauty. Through her evocative and informative writing, Sophia brings the world of diamonds to life, captivating readers with her expertise and creativity.
Driven by a lifelong fascination with gemstones, Sophia has dedicated herself to studying the intricate details of diamonds. Her extensive research and firsthand experiences in the industry have given her a wealth of knowledge in diamond history, trends, and the art of jewelry design.
Sophia's ability to convey the allure and symbolism of diamonds through her words has made her a sought-after writer in the field. Her articles offer insights into the world of diamonds, from the emotional significance of engagement rings to the craftsmanship behind each exquisite piece.
With her talent for storytelling and her deep appreciation for diamonds, Sophia Martinez continues to inspire and educate readers through her captivating writing.