What you need to know when buying diamond jewellery

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At Silver & Gold Jewellers in Burlington they are your local diamond experts. They can provide you with the advice you need to purchase the perfect diamond.

Whether you are looking for a special gift, something for yourself or even the ideal engagement ring for your special someone you want to know you are making the right choice for your needs. At Silver & Gold they can provide you with the quality diamonds you desire to ensure you get what you want for your investment.

When shopping for diamonds there are four elements to the look and quality you want to consider: Cut, colour, clarity and carat. Here are some basic points you should know when shopping for your diamonds:

•    Cut: The cut of the diamond is the most important factor. The cut encompasses the proportions of the diamond as well as its polish and symmetry. It will be the major factor in the brilliance of the diamond and how it catches the light to create that lovely sparkle. The fire of a diamond is what causes all of the shine and colour of a diamond whereas scintillation is the dark and light flashes you see in a diamond. The higher the cut of the diamond the better the brilliance.

•    Colour: Colour is graded from D-Z. When considering colour you want the least amount of colour as this will allow for the purity and whiteness of the diamond to shine. Keep in mind that yellow gold can actually take away from the colour of a diamond which is why white metals have become so popular. When you choose a diamond graded D to F white gold is a must. If you are purchasing a diamond over one carat choose G to H and under one carat I to J.

•    Clarity: You want a higher grade of clarity of diamond as the clarity rates the imperfections. As a stone created by nature, all diamonds will have imperfections. If you look for VS1-VS2 you should be quite happy.

•    Carat: The size of the diamond is measured in carats; the larger the number, the larger the diamond. To save money you can opt for sizes that are just below a full carat. These diamonds will look very close to the full carat but be more affordable.

At Silver & Gold you can speak to their professional jewellers to find the perfect diamond for your needs. From engagement rings to bracelets they have high quality Canadian Certified Diamonds guaranteed to offer the sparkle and brilliance you desire.  They are located at 4051 New Street in Burlington. Feel free to pop in to their shop or call 905-631-0356 for more information.