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Tips To Buy White Diamonds


4 Essential Tips When Buying Colorless/White Diamonds


White, or colorless diamonds, are the most popular diamond choice. Here’s a quick guide to help you get the greatest satisfaction and avoid mistakes when choosing your colorless diamond.




Choose Your Diamond Resource Wisely

Always purchase from a jeweler or professional vendor with expert training, years of experience and an open approach to answering questions and offering advice. Working with a Gemological Institute of America Graduate Gemologist or other accredited jewelry professional provides assurance that you are buying from a knowledgeable expert who can explain differences between stones and compare diamonds within your budgetary parameters.


Understand the 4Cs affecting a diamond’s quality, value and price.


Diamonds are evaluated using the 4Cs. This includes Diamond Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. When choosing colorless stones, the less color the more desirable the diamond. Clarity measures internal inclusions and external blemishes. Grading ranges from Flawless to Included, which may contain many imperfections. Cut refers to proportion and arrangement of facets, which can be seen in the diamond’s brilliance and sparkle. Lastly, the larger the Carat weight the more expensive the stone. However, the other three Cs also influence quality and price.


Always request a Diamond Grading Report


Before you buy, choose an unbiased source for your Diamond Grading Report to provide lab-verified proof of your purchase. This report will provide indisputable verification of your diamond’s quality. 


Appraise and insure your diamond


To further protect your purchase, be sure to have your diamond appraised and then insure it.  You may also want to consider laser-inscribing your diamond with its Diamond Grading Report number, assuring another layer of verification if it is ever lost or stolen.


By following these tips you can be sure you are getting the best diamond value for the price.