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How to find the perfect diamond.

Finding the right diamond for a special occasion can be difficult. For many shoppers, there are so many varieties to choose from that it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Fortunately, however, shopping for your ideal diamond can be made much simpler if you keep a few considerations about the diamond's characteristics in mind. By following these four tips, you will be able to choose the right gemstone for your needs.

Think About the Cut

The cut should be one of the first things that you think about. The diamond's cut will determine most of its brilliance. There are many professionals who believe that choosing the right cut for the diamond is the most important part of the selection process. The right cut will also define the way the diamond looks on the rest of the jewelry's setting. The most popular cuts are round brilliant, princess, emerald, oval, cushion, pear shape, and marquise cut.

Choose the Clarity

The diamond's clarity refers to its purity. This usually defines how many surface blemishes or inclusions the diamonds have. Almost all gems feature some type of blemishes and marks, but the highest quality stones will have no visible marks. These gems are considered to be flawless and they are much more expensive than other varieties. Clarity ranges from FL, flawless; IF, internally flawless; VVS, very very slightly included; VS, very slightly included; SI, slightly included; to I, included.

Consider Color Options

Finally, buyers should think about the diamond's color. In the case of selecting a diamond, the lack of color the key to selecting a gemstone that is more valuable. A diamond is considered a higher color grad if it has less color. A color grade of D is the highest possible, while Z is a light yellow. Color is generally considered the second most important characteristic after cut. 

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