The holidays are just around the corner, so it's time to start thinking about what gifts you'll give your loved ones. Diamond earrings may be the way to go if you're looking for something extra special this year. But wait. Before buying that pair of earrings, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Here are four things you need to know before buying diamond earrings this holiday season.
1. Carat Weight Matters
When it comes to diamonds, carat weight is everything. The number of carats refers to the physical weight of the diamond, not its size. So, two diamonds with the same carat weight may look different based on other features. When shopping for diamond earrings, pay attention to the carat weight of the stones. Typically, the higher the carat weight, the more expensive the earrings will be.
2. Cut Matters More
When most people think of diamonds, they think of carat size, but the cut of a diamond has the biggest impact on its appearance. The better the cut, the more sparkle and 'fire' the stone will have. The same cuts that look great on a ring finger also look great on an earlobe, including:
While round diamonds are by far the most popular choice for diamond earrings, other cuts are gaining in popularity.
3. Clarity Counts
Clarity is another important factor to consider when shopping for diamond earrings. Clarity refers to how many blemishes or inclusions a diamond has. A flawless diamond is extremely rare (and very expensive!), but most diamonds will have some sort of imperfection. The key is to find a stone with imperfections that are not visible to the naked eye.
4. Color Is Important Too
When most people think of diamonds, they think of colorless stones, but diamonds actually come in a wide range of colors—from a clear D all the way down to Z, a yellow-hued diamond. The vast majority of diamonds fall somewhere in between these two extremes. While the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) states that "the more colorless a diamond is, the rarer it is," many people appreciate the uniqueness of a yellow diamond.
Shopping for diamond earrings can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Just remember these four Cs, carat, cut, clarity, and color, and you will be sure to find the perfect pair of diamond earrings for your loved one this holiday season.
Contact a jeweler to learn more about diamond earrings.
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