Expert buying guide for;
- Diamond engagement rings
- Diamond earrings
- Luxury diamond jewellery
- GIA Certified diamonds
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Diamond buying tips for Limassol engagement ring shopping.
If you see a ring in Limassol that claims to be diamond and has a sterling silver setting, be very wary. Diamonds are only professionally set in white gold, yellow gold or platinum. Very rarely and mostly never will you see a diamond ring set in sterling silver. There are a few infrequent cases with a few low grade diamond chips set in silver, but usually this will not happen. If you see a Limassol jewellery store with this practice, they are usually selling zirconia and claiming them as diamonds.
When shopping for diamonds, make sure that you shop for them based on their four main criteria: colour, cut, clarity, and carat. The colour refers to the hue of the stone. The cut refers to the way that the stone is fashioned, such as princess and square cuts. Clarity refers to the flawlessness of the stone. The carat refers to the weight of the stone.
When trying to shop for diamonds, make sure to take your time. Diamonds, unlike things like computers and cars, will not go bad on you. They should last a lifetime. Also, for the price ranges that these stones run, you should not buy them on impulse. Take your time and create the special piece for you or someone you care about.
If you're buying an item of jewellery for your wife, pick something that says love. There are so many pieces of jewellery that have a story behind them, like an infinity band or hugs and kisses pendant. Items that are called "forever", typically with diamonds, will show her you want to spend the rest of your life with her. Beautiful!
As you begin to shop for diamond jewellery in Limassol, you will notice that most pieces are presented against a black velvet background. Viewing a diamonds in front of a black surface can actually alter your perception of the clarity and cut of the diamond. Instead, ask to view the piece against a lighter-coloured surface and under magnification. This gives you a more accurate visualisation.
If you want a large diamond, but can't afford the price tag, consider a fancy shape. Uniquely shaped diamonds tend to look larger than traditional round diamonds do. An oval or pear shaped diamond especially will look longer, and therefore larger, when it is on your finger. You can purchase a smaller carat weight, but still get the same large effect.
Taking a trip overseas? Be careful if you purchase any diamonds on your trip. In some cases cz stones or moissanite are passed off as diamonds and there are no laws to protect the consumer outside of the United States. Beware of what you are buying, you don't want to pay dearly for a diamond when it turns out to be a piece of glass.
Congratulations on finishing the article! Now you have a starting point on how to keep your jewellery looking great for years to come. Hopefully you've learned something new along the way. If you're still not sure how to maintain your jewellery properly, there are tons more pieces of advice out there for you to find.