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How To Choose the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring Using the 4C's February 22, 2016

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How To Choose the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring Using the 4C's, New York, New York

The experts at Lafyes Jewelry in Maspeth, NY, are there to help you choose the perfect diamond engagement ring for the love of your life. Nothing is more important to Lafyes Jewelry than teaching the importance of choosing a diamond wisely. Before purchasing an engagement ring, buyers should know the 4C’s of diamond characteristics: every diamond is unique, and graded on its color, cut, clarity and carat.

Read on to learn more about a diamond’s characteristics and how each one influences the appearance, value, and cost of the stone:

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  • Color: Diamonds are found naturally in every color of the rainbow. However, the most popular diamonds are “white,” or colorless. Diamonds that are colorless are more desirable and valuable because they appear to sparkle more than any other color.
  • Clarity: Diamonds are graded on the amount and location of microscopic flaws or blemishes. In order to see any flaws, a jeweler must use a magnification of 10X. 
  • Cut: A diamond’s proportion is graded. A well-made stone allows light to pass perfectly through the top and disperses it throughout the diamond, making it appear to sparkle. A skilled jeweler can cut and polish the diamond to maximize its brilliance and beauty. Popular cuts of diamonds include pear, princess, and round brilliant.
  • Carat Weight: Diamonds are weighed in carats, and one carat is equal to 100 points. A diamond with 75 points weighs .75 carats. Heavier diamonds are more rare and expensive. It's important to understand that two diamonds can weigh the same but differ in cut, color, and clarity, which can affect the value and cost of the stone.

The professional jewelers at Lafyes Jewelry are committed to providing each customer with a personalized diamond buying experience. This is a full service jewelry store that offers custom jewelry design, jewelry engraving, jewelry repair, and more in Maspeth, NY. Visit them online to learn more about their custom jewelry designs, or call (718) 894-0360.

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