Investing in the Best Diamond Jewelry Dallas TX
As certified diamond buyers in Dallas TX, we focus on making sure that every diamond we sell meets the standards set by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and the AGS (American Gem Society). Equally important is our desire for every diamond we offer to reflect our customer’s discerning taste and fits a variety of budgets. You want to know that your precious stone has the right cut, clarity, color and carat weight when you are buying diamonds or diamond jewelry. A quick review of the four C’s will help you make the right choice.
The cut of a diamond is the most critical aspect in determining a diamond’s beauty. It is also most difficult for customers to judge when shopping for a diamond. The cut of a diamond is the arrangement of its facets, as well as to the finish and proportions of a diamond. The word “cut” actually refers to two different traits of a diamond:
- Shape: round, princess, radiant, emerald, pear, heart, oval, marquise
- Cut grade: how well the shape is cut, including proportions, angles, finish and symmetry
Diamond color is considered the second most important characteristic when selecting a diamond. The reason is simple – most people notice the brilliant sparkle of the diamond first, and then they look at the color. Our Dallas gemologists will show you how color can affect the visual aesthetics of diamonds with minimal color, compared to diamonds with color that is easily seen by the naked eye.
No one wants to buy a diamond with too many imperfections, because there would be no sparkle or shine. In reality, our experts will tell you that a diamond’s clarity generally has the least impact on a diamond’s appearance. In simple terms, clarity refers to the tiny natural imperfections that occur in all but the finest diamonds. Our certified Dallas gemologists refer to these imperfections as inclusions or blemishes. The fewer imperfections in the diamond, the higher the clarity grade.
The last of the four C’s is carat weight. All diamonds are valued by carat size. Our certified Dallas jewelers enjoy helping your determine what size carat you want and need in your diamonds. Specifically, 1 Carat (Ct) weighs 1/5th of a gram. A single carat can be divided into 100 points, just as $1 can be divided into 100 cents. Therefore, 1/2 carat equals 50 points, 1/4 carat weighs 25 points, and so on. The more a diamond weighs, the rarer the diamond, and the more expensive it will be.
A diamond certificate, also known as: a diamond grading report, a diamond dossier® or a diamond quality document, is a report created by a team of gemologists. The diamond is evaluated, measured and scrutinized using a trained eye, a jeweler’s loupe, a microscope, and other industry tools. The completed certificate includes an analysis of the diamond’s dimensions, clarity, color, polish, symmetry and other characteristics. Many round diamonds will also include a cut grade on the report. At America’s Gold and Diamond Exchange, every loose diamond we sell has an accompanying certificate report covering the cut, color, clarity, and carat size.
When you’re ready to invest in high quality diamonds, diamond rings, diamond bracelets, diamond earrings or any diamond jewelry, call our Dallas TX diamond jewelers or browse through our website. If you want to design your own jewelry, speak to our custom jewelry designers and we can assist you with creating a unique, once in a lifetime masterpiece that is eternal.