Choosing the right diamond – no matter whether online or at a physical store – is a difficult thing to do. Most people do not know what to look out for in a good diamond and commonly there are many misconceptions!
Gladly, I am here to help you. My name is Sebastian Naturski and ever since I bought the first diamond for my fiancé diamonds have become a huge passion of mine! I am running this website to help you out with any problem you might have concerning your diamond purchase!
It is my personal mission to give you all the knowledge you need to have to buy the best possible diamond for the smallest amount of money.
Getting educated on the diamond 4Cs
Diamonds can be very confusing. You might be faced with two diamonds which look exactly the same and have exactly the same size, yet one diamond is only $2.000 and the other diamond is $5.500. I am not kidding you: This happens in reality all the time when you do not know what to look out for in a diamond!
There might be subtle differences in diamonds regarding the clarity and color for instance which you would not notice with your bare eyes. There are premium features in a diamond like the highest color and clarity grades which demand very high prices. But most likely you would not be able to appreciate these premium features with your bare eyes, anyway.
To make a long story short: You have to get educated on the diamond 4Cs: the cut, carat, clarity and color of a diamond.
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The 4Cs of a diamond determine its price and appearance. A change in one of these factors can affect the price or appearance of a diamond massively. Sometimes both the price and appearance of a diamond will change but very often it is only the price that changes!
You wanna be the one who knows how to get a diamond that looks exactly like another diamond but is considerably cheaper!
Where to buy diamonds?
Although traditional brick and mortar jewellery stores have their pros I recommend buying your diamonds online.
The reason is quite simple: Online stores do not have to pay for fancy inventory and salespeople and are much cheaper than offline stores! You also have much more time to view diamonds and ironically you can even have a closer look at them:
Go and check out James Allen as it is the only online diamond vendor with high definition 360° videos in up to 40x magnification(!) of ALL their diamonds. This way you even get to see a diamond much more closely than you ever could at a brick and mortar store! You can save yourself a lot of money by finding an eye clean diamond within the SI1-SI2 clarity range.
If you are looking for super ideal cut hearts and arrows diamonds go and check out Whiteflash and Brian Gavin! It has the largest collection of super ideal cut hearts and arrows diamonds and the reputation for the best cut diamonds in the world!
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I know that it can be very time consuming to choose a diamond and design the perfect engagement ring. This is simply due to the fact that you will have to get educated on the 4Cs before being able to make a good choice. Luckily, Your Diamond Teacher is a very comprehensive source of diamond education.
Furthermore, you might not even be quite sure what kind of diamond or ring setting to choose. In this case, you might want to read my post on how to design an engagement ring where I describe how you can make out the general taste of your girlfriend.
Thus, if you should ever get stuck in the process please do not hesitate to contact me via mail. I always reply within 24 hours!
I hope that you will find an amazing diamond for a wonderful relationship!