Four key tips to buy a good pink diamond

Four key tips to buy a good pink diamond

So you will be right with the choice pink diamond of a jewel for life and avoid scams and disappointments

Choosing a stone for eternity is a complex mission, but not impossible. These are some of the most practical tips not to fail in the election.

The four evaluation criteria of the diamond are defined in English as the Four Ces : Cut, Carat, Clarity, Color, whose translation into Spanish is Size, Weight, Purity and color, respectively.

1. The size of pink diamond

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With it we refer to the angles and pink diamond proportions of a diamond. Based on complex scientific formulas, a very well-carved diamond will reflect light from one facet to another (like a mirror) and disperse it, reflect it on the top of the diamond (by the table). If the diamond is very well carved, it will then have an optimal brilliance, we will talk about diamond fires. A diamond can also be too flat or too thick. In these cases the light will not be optimally reflected and the brilliance of the diamond will be affected

2. The weight pink diamond

The weight of a diamond is expressed in carats: 1 carat equals 0.20 grams . A carat can be divided into 100 points. A 0.75 carat diamond is equal to a 75 point diamond and is equal to a 3/4 carat diamond. The diamond industry uses different types of scales to measure the weight of diamonds. Carat is a measure that also applies to other precious stones and fine stones; This measure has nothing to do with the carat of gold alloys and should not be confused. A diamond that weighs 0.9990 is advertised as 1.00 carats and another that weighs 0.9998 is advertised as 0.99 carats.

The purity pink diamond

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Diamonds with little or no inclusion pink diamond are very rare and therefore cost very expensive . These inclusions may resemble crystals, clouds, or tiny threads or plumes. International standards established that a diamond is considered pure from the moment an expert’s eye would not discover any defect with a magnifying glass of 10 magnifications (10 times).

The purity of a diamond can be artificially modified. To discover this type of diamond, just look at the stone on the table with a magnifying glass of 10 magnifications. The diamond moves slightly (making a mirror effect) and a small flash will appear. This flash is very fast and quite difficult to see , but if you see it, it is in the presence of a diamond called “Clarity Enhanced” (in Castilian, “modified purity”). These terms will be noted in the comments in the certificate issued by the international expert laboratories (GIA, HRD, IGI, etc.). The price of these diamonds has a very important reduction (from -60 to -80%).

The color pink diamond

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A colorless diamond is a colorless pink diamond . The color of a diamond has a significant impact on its price. The diamond industry uses color scales to classify them, which ranges from D to Z, from colorless (colorless) to light yellow.

The scale starts with D as Diamond (Diamond in Spanish), there is no A, B or C

There are also diamonds of all colors: blue, red, pink, green, yellow, black, champagne, cognac, etc … Some are very, very rare: red, green, blue, etc.

Diamonds in the light, with certificate and good finish

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It is very important to buy a precious stone in daylight , a day of good weather and with exposure to the north. It is in these conditions that the true color of the diamond will appear.

In the absence of these conditions pink diamond it will be preferable to use a lamp that has a light similar to daylight. In all good jewelry you can find cold light lamps, which are used for the selection of diamonds. Fluorescent tubes are not recommended.

A gemological certificate of diamonds whose weight is greater than 0.50 carats must be required. It must be issued by one of these internationally renowned gemology laboratories:

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) / HRD (Hoge Raad voor Diamant) / IGI (International Gemmological Institute) / AGS Laboratories / EGL (European Gemological laboratory) / EGL USA

This gemological report includes all the main characteristics of the diamond, it is a true identity card of the diamond and cannot be confused with another.

But a certificate is not a guarantee of quality because, in effect, a diamond can have a certificate but be of poor quality (poor purity, colors, proportions, polishing, symmetry, fluorescence, etc.). Hence the importance of knowing how to “decipher” a certificate and read it carefully. A small phrase in the certificate, of the Clarity pink diamond enhanced or Color enhanced type, should make you react immediately, since, we comment above will cause the value of the diamond to fall sharply.

In addition to the four main criteria (weight, color, purity, size), the proportions of the diamond, its fluorescence or its finish are as many important criteria.

A diamond of very good purity and very good color, but which has a very strong fluorescence or a proportion rated as “Poor” (poor) will see its price reduced significantly:

Choose a “None” or “Slight” fluorescence pink diamond and avoid “Strong” fluorescence diamonds of “Very good” or “Good” proportions “Very good” or “Good” finish and avoid finishing qualified as “Medium” or “Poor” (Imperfect).