To some people, the size of the diamond they buy is very important. However, diamond size is not the most important thing to consider when purchasing a diamond.
Depending on your budget, diamond size may or may not matter so much because there are so many other qualities to think about when purchasing a diamond. You may be able to afford a larger diamond and you may think you are getting a great deal, however consumers have to know that just because you’re getting a diamond that is a few more carats than the one your friend’s girl has on her finger, it is not necessarily of the highest quality.
If you go to a jewelry store or a diamond dealer and you see a 3 carat diamond ring that costs $12,000 you may think that you would be getting a great deal. It is, however, the other factors you need to consider in order to really know if you are paying for what you are actually getting.
Larger diamonds tend to be quite expensive but it doesn’t necessarily cost expensive because it is big. There are other criteria that go into determining the cost of a diamond. For example, if the diamond is five carats and is high on the clarity scale, then the diamond is going to be quite pricey. However, if the diamond is five carats and it has many flaws in it, then the price will be significantly lower. You may see a five carat diamond ring priced at $12,000 and you may see one right next to it that is $20,000. The reason for this is because the higher-priced diamond ring is a little higher on the clarity scale.
For some people size is the most important aspect of a diamond. For other people it is how well the diamond reflects the light. Many people would rather have a smaller diamond that shimmers easily in the sunlight. You may pay a little more for a diamond of this quality, but you will have a diamond that is of higher value in the end and one that will look absolutely stunning on the finger of the person who is wearing it.
When choosing a diamond ring for that special someone it is very important to educate yourself on diamonds in general so that you get the best value for your money. Diamonds are forever and you want to buy something you can pass down to future generations to come.