January 22, 2020 - Jewelry & Luxury Items
Diamonds come in all kinds of cuts. Not to mention, they can be small and simple or bold and elegant. Some are lovely as they are and others need a few supporting details to really shine.
Still, there’s bound to be the perfect diamond for you among all the choices you consider. The key is to know how to choose a diamond design that’s just right.
Here’s how you can do that.
The design of a diamond is referred to as the cut. The cut is part of the “4 Cs” of diamond shopping – carat, color, clarity, and cut.
Cut matters just as much as the carat count does or the overall clarity because no matter how pure and perfect a diamond may seem, it won’t get the job done unless it’s actually what you’re looking for. A few common diamond cuts include:
Some cuts, like a round brilliant and a cushion cut, are similar and somewhat interchangeable, while others like a princess and an oval cut couldn’t be more different. Identify the ones you prefer and stick to them to make your shopping easier.
Each diamond cut has its own unique characteristic. It has a certain meaning or charm that is distinct from the rest. In the same way, you have your own personality to consider.
Think about who you are and the values you hold when diamond shopping. A bold social butterfly, for example, may love the look of an asscher cut or oval cut while someone more reserved may prefer a princess or cushion design.
It all comes down to what speaks most to you and aligns with your overall fashion sense. After all, it doesn’t do much for you to have a unique, look-at-me kind of diamond if most of your wardrobe is calm and laid-back.
The final thing to consider when choosing a diamond design is the overall purpose of whatever you’re buying. It’s one thing to buy an engagement ring or wedding band and another to add to your tennis bracelet collection or handful of diamond pendants.
Think about whether you want something special or just another diamond piece. The latter can be anything you’d like it to be while sometimes, the former decision has a bit of tradition to consider.
If you really want to learn how to choose a diamond design for yourself or someone you love, you have to practice. The more you browse for what you like or get your special someone a diamond item for their birthday and the holidays, the easier the process gets.
Before you know it, you’ll be spotting the ideal diamond to buy from a mile away. To make this hobby a little more affordable, consider purchasing from a pawn shop!
David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.More Articles