There are two parts in it one needs to grasp:
- Diamonds with visual inclusions and blemishes, and
- those that are "eye clean" meaning there are no inclusions or blemishes that can be seen with the bare eye.
The best diamonds, of course get a grade of FL or IF - Flawless or Internally Flawless - meaning that it is perfect.
A grade of I-1, I-2 or I-3 means that the diamond is inferior, with a grade of I-3 being the worst.
VVS1, VVS2 or SI-1 and SI2 degrees show that diamond is somewhat imperfect.
Diamonds are measured in Carat Weight.
One carat weighs 200 milligrams.
Important: Take heed of diamonds that have been mounted into the piece of jewelry.
If you see more than one stone in the item, you may be presented only with Carat Total Weight (CTW), which is not an indication of the carat weight of each diamond in the ring or bracelet.
So don't disregard to request info about entire carat weight of the largest stone in the item to know for sure what exactly you are buying.
It is simple nowadays to shop for diamonds online as well, as long as you stick to the prescripts and tips given here.
The benefit of buying diamond online is much lower sale prices, which is based on lower operating costs for online retailers.
Try to learn more about Four "C"-s: the cut, color, clarity and carat weight of the diamonds before you engage into online shopping.
(More about it on our blog that you can access through the link below) Don't rush into buying the first diamond you come across.
Better do your comparison among similar items and ensure the lowest price as well.
If you were lucky to find the cheapest one that looks like your favorite, don't forget to check if the diamond satisfies prerequisites mentioned before.
After purchasing the item, one more thing you need to do is taking proper care of it.
It would pay you to show your diamonds to a jeweller once a year, to make any indispensable fixing and to ensure the stone sits well in its setting.
Diamond jewelry that is not being worn, or diamonds that are loose should be stored in a fabric lined jewel case, or in a jewelry box where it can be kept isolated from other jewelry to prevent scraping.
Don't wear them during housework and make sure to prevent your diamonds from coming into contact with bleach or equivalent cleansers as this can easily damage its color, glare or even settings.