Choosing the Right Diamond for You

Thanks to Ms. Monroe, we know that diamonds are in fact a girl’s best friend, but how do you go about picking the right diamond for you? There is a lot to consider when picking out a diamond, and so let me help by giving you some of the facts and a little advice on how to go about it.

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Skin Colour

As you already know, different skin tones and colours look different wearing different things. Not everyone would look good in mustard yellow or lime green top and so you plan accordingly, but did you know that you should also be thinking about this when it comes to jewellery as not all rings and necklaces suit all skin types. For example if you have a cooler skin tone you will want to go for platinum or white gold piece, however if you have a warmer skin tone then I would suggest yellow or rose gold. Know your skin colour and plan accordingly. When it comes to diamonds you need to take into consideration the colour of the metal of the band (or necklace) the diamond sits in as well as the colour of the diamond itself. Here are the most popular diamond colours:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Blue
  • White

Cut

Everyone has heard the story about the man who finds some diamonds and goes to sell them only to be told by the unscrupulous vendor that he can’t pay full prices because they are rough and uncut. This is a lie from the naughty vendor because un-cut/rough diamonds are a lot more expensive as they can then be cut into whatever shape that you want. The most popular types are:

  • Brilliant
  • Princess
  • Radiant

But there are many other types of diamond cut as can be seen here.

Carat

Notice the spelling! People talk about ‘carats’ when discussing diamonds and gold, mostly, and when it comes to diamonds what they mean is how much it weighs. One metric carat is the same as 200 milligrams. If you check out the following link you will be able to see a slider that will show you the visible difference between the carat sizes.

Something Special?

At the end of the day a diamond is just that: a diamond. They may be worth a lot and look pretty, but are they really that special? Not really. However, you can make them extra special. There are online companies that will turn hair or ash into diamonds. All you need to do is list your specifications (including the ones mentioned in this article), send them the hair of a loved one or pet (or the ashes) and in a few short weeks you will receive your very own genetic diamond that will last forever and look just as good as one found in the ground (after all, diamonds are just superheated and super pressurised carbon).