Diamonds are considered not only to be precious gemstones but also to be the most legendary gemstone. Ancient Romans and Greeks believed this extremely valuable gemstone to be the tears of gods or splinters from falling stars! Ancient Romans even believed Cupid’s arrow to have a diamond-embedded tip, which very well explains why diamonds are associated with love and relationships intense with love. Wearing diamonds is seen as armour that will protect them from danger. For all these reasons, diamonds are believed to symbolize purpose, initiation and clarity. This intense sense embodied in diamonds makes them the perfect gemstone for gifts for your partner on any occasion.
Mostly diamond jewellery is popular in the realm of rings, but today we bring to you its prominence and possibility in the wide range of necklace options that exist for you to choose from. Right from simple diamond pendants as anniversary gifts to diamond chokers as party accessories, diamond necklaces would be a perfect gift for your loved ones. But before you hop to shop for your perfect diamond necklace, we have a few tips and tricks under our sleeves to make this experience as simple as a walk in the park!
While all the glitz in your dream diamond engagement ring is necessary, there are a few quality grounds that you need to be aware of. Within the diamond consumer circle, these
quality parameters are popularly known as the 4Cs of a diamond. The 4Cs stand for - Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat.
Colour - The colour of a diamond varies in hues. A perfect diamond is considered to be clear and has no colour. The colour of these diamonds determines their rarity and price. So, if you are on a budget engagement ring shopping venture, do consider a tinted diamond for your diamond engagement ring.
Clarity - Diamonds are formed naturally when carbon is compressed under high-temperature variations. In the process of formation, some diamonds entrap impurities. Internally trapped impurities are called inclusions and external fixtures are called blemishes. Flawless is what your engagement ring needs.
Cut - The parameter is often confused with the shape of a diamond which is round-cut, oval-cut, pear-cut etc. Those are diamond shapes and not the cut of the diamond. The Cut grade of a diamond basically grades how well the edges of a diamond are cut and how symmetrical its facets are. The better the facets of a diamond are cut, the better the light will shine through it.
Carat - A diamond’s carat weight is basically the weight of the diamond, and 1 carat in diamond weight is equivalent to 200 milligrams or 0.02 grams. It is often misconceived that the heavier the diamond, the bigger it is in size. The carat of the diamond and the size are not related. In fact, a smaller-sized diamond can be heavier than a larger-sized one. Neither does the weight of the diamond affect the brilliance of its shine.
If you need to determine the order of importance from the most significant to the least significant grade of quality parameter for your diamond, then the correct order to follow would be Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat.
The chain you select for your necklace is as important as the diamonds you choose to encrust on them. Two aspects of the chain are where you need to pay attention - first is the metal/colour of the chain and the second is the length of the chain. If you are aiming for the longevity of your diamond necklace, then gold and platinum would be your best options. Longevity also makes it possible for your diamond necklace to be a perfect heirloom in the future. If you are on a restricted budget to buy your diamond necklace, then you can explore more in gold. A major plus with gold chain diamond necklaces is that they offer you a range of hues, the traditional yellow gold, and the new and chic rose and white gold.
When it comes to the length of the chain of your necklace, the purpose and your styling ambitions. For instance, if you are planning to buy a diamond necklace that you can wear every day to work, then a solitaire diamond pendant necklace would be the best choice. And when it comes to the length of the chain of the necklace, your outfit’s neckline would play a major role. If you are wearing a full-neck or turtle-neck top, then a long chained diamond necklace would be the statement diamond necklace that you would want in your collection. But if you plan to wear a deep-neck top, then a choker diamond necklace would be a great choice of the diamond necklace.
Before leaving your home to purchase the diamond necklace of your dreams, make sure to have a decided budget. Your decision of how much you are willing to and need to spend on your brand new diamond necklace can ease the process of selecting that precious diamond necklace of yours easier than ever! When you give your jewellers a decided budget they get clarity and put effort to give the best within that budget range, so not only do you get to choose from a good range of diamond necklaces, but also you get the best possible choices! One thing to keep in mind while buying your diamond necklace is the purpose of the necklace, if you are looking to buy something that you would wear on a daily basis, then you should invest more in that diamond necklace rather than something like a party wear diamond necklace which you wear occasionally hence you can go light on a budget for such pieces of diamond jewellery that you won’t be wearing frequently.
Remember these three tips as you step out to buy your perfect diamond necklace. Moreover, enjoy the process and cherish the beauty that your precious diamond necklace has to offer you. Don’t forget to share your diamond necklace purchase stories with us on Instagram.
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