How to choose the right diamond ring

iacinternational/ May 14, 2021/ Blog

In the variety of diamond rings, as in the choice of dresses, it is easy to get lost: one is more beautiful than another. True, if the dress suddenly did not fit, it can be exchanged for another. But with the ring everything is more complicated: any mistake will cost many times more. 

Elegant curves of the body, graceful gait, and, of course, diamonds make a woman – a woman! And it’s not just whimsy or weakness for expensive things. A gold ring with diamonds is an indicator of a woman’s status, her attitude towards life, and among other things, it’s a good value for money. That’s why it is very important not to miss a choice of a ring as even the slightest mistake can be very expensive. You can find the best jewelry of this type at How to protect yourself from unpleasant mishaps – read below.

Checking the certificate

If you are suddenly offered a diamond without a certificate, this is the first red flag. Keep in mind: all diamonds of natural origin (0.29 ct and over) are subject to mandatory certification. The GIA (United States) is a universally recognized center that is in charge of such verification.

How can I find out if the diamond in my ring is real?

Diamonds of all colors are the most popular targets for the fraudsters. The reason is their high price and the large number of synthetic analogs. Most frequently, diamonds are imitated by cubic zirconia, crystal, quartz, moissanite, and even regular glass. For example, a non-jeweler is not likely to notice the difference between a synthetic moussanite and a diamond. And even special diamond testers (which measure thermal conductivity) can show the same values.

Diamond clarity and color

The most common diamonds are transparent or yellowish (on the international D-G scale), while the most rare are colored diamonds (blue, pink). The latter are referred to as fancy. Those that are naturally mined are the most expensive. Jewelers evaluate diamonds according to two criteria: color and clarity. These two parameters have a direct impact on the price of a piece of jewelry. The international scale of color is designated by letters (D to Z in the GIA system), and the Ukrainian one by numbers (1 to 9). According to the degree of saturation, diamonds are divided into “intense,” “dense,” and “dark” (the rarest and, accordingly, the most expensive). The clarity of a gemstone is determined by the number of inclusions in its structure. These may appear as white, dark dots, or small cracks.