Whether you want a pink diamond, a blue diamond, or a Chocolate Diamond®, it is necessary to understand the details of how to choose a color diamond and how it affects the prices. Knowing about the different color diamonds will not only help you with shopping but also help you find out which color suits you best and appeals to you.
COLOR TIPS FOR BUYING DIAMONDS
Whether you are a traditionalist and want a white diamond or a fancy color diamond, it’s very important that you do all your research so that you can ask the right questions and get your money’s worth. The color of the diamond directly affects its price so there are a number of things that you would want to know before going shopping.
ALWAYS ASK FOR A REFERENCE
Whenever you go for a diamond, make sure that you ask for a ‘reference set’ of stones. The jewelers will have a lot of stones in their shop. Ask them to place the diamond that you like next to the reference stones on a white piece of paper. The perfect match will reveal the color of your diamond.
If it’s possible, check the color of your diamond against the reference stones in sunlight. Most jewelers carry a natural light lamp for this purpose. If you are having trouble telling the difference between the two, you can always check the certification.
CHECK THE SETTING AND THE CUT
The setting of the diamond that you have chosen can dictate the color of that diamond. You also have the choice of selecting a setting that either shows off your stone with increased color or disguised the stone. Just like setting, the cut can also increase or decrease the stone’s color.
CHECK THE CERTIFICATE
One of the most important things that you can do is to check the certificate of the diamond. The certificate will tell you about the exact color rating that the diamond has got. Also, if the stone has received any treatments, they will be mentioned too. All of these things directly affect the diamond’s price so it is imperative that you are aware of them before you make the purchase. They are also important for insurance purposes.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS
The color of a diamond is the preference of the person buying it. Many people don’t even notice the slight change in shades of the color. Lower grade stones are less expensive, even if there isn’t a noticeable difference in the color. Some people might prefer a lighter shade of color even though it’s less valuable than the darker shade. Some people give a lot of importance to a completely colorless diamond. For others, they want to rock fancy and chic Chocolate Diamonds®. No matter what your choice, understanding the color of the diamond is essential if you want to make a decision that will not haunt you later in your life. If you know what you are buying you can enjoy the diamond for decades. In the end, it’s all about what you love and what suits you.