Choosing your Diamond Earrings

By: Ariel

There are four C's to note when choosing a pair of diamond earrings. These are important to note especially if it is the main or focal gem in your earring.

The first C is 'Cut'. Cut involves two factors: the shape of the diamond and the quality of the cut. Three of the most common are the brilliant cut, the princess cut and the emerald cut. The cut of the diamond will determine how brilliant its shine is and the higher the quality of the cut the higher the price will be. Less popular cuts like pear and emerald are often a bit cheaper because they are less in demand.

The second C is 'Color'. Color varies because diamonds are a natural substance, they are not always crystal clear. They come in different colors yellow, pink and red, with the last two being the more expensive of all. Color is a very important factor in diamond earrings because the lighter the color the more they will sparkle and draw attention to your face.

The third C is 'Clarity'. Clarity refers to the number of imperfections found in your diamond. Imperfections or inclusions affect the way light is reflected by the stone, so the clearer the gem, the more expensive it is. Most imperfections can only be seen at a very close distance, so you can save money on diamond earrings by finding a pair with a few imperfections.

The fourth C is 'Carat'. Simply put carat refers to the size of the diamond with one carat equal to about 200 mgs. An honest diamond seller will have jewelry marked with 'ct' for carat or 'ctw/tcw' for total carat weight. When buying earrings with diamonds, look for the tcw. Diamond earrings are bought in pairs and so they should have two diamonds of equal size.

Remember that each of the four C's affect the diamond's value in some way and that these four C's are what the professionals look at. Now that you know about the four C's you can ask professional questions before buying your diamond earrings. It is important to know how to choose a pair of diamond earrings to be sure that you are spending your money wisely.

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