Step Two is Choosing a Center Diamond
While you can easily find the price of a ring setting, the price of a center stone is another story. For instance a one carat diamond can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $20,000 depending on several different factors listed below!
CUT · COLOR · CLARITY · CARAT
How are diamonds graded?
The cut of a diamond refers to how well the diamond's facets interact with light, the proportions of the diamond, and the overall finish of the diamond. It is not to be confused with the shape (like emerald or round), or facet arrangement (like brilliant or step cut), but is instead a reference to the craftmanship of the diamond and how it factors into the diamond's brilliance.
Keep in mind that a well-cut diamond will have more life and sparkle than one with a lesser quality cut. And, if you compare a well-cut small diamond side by side with a slightly larger diamond, the smaller diamond may look larger to the naked eye.
The Color of a diamond actually refers to the lack of color in a diamond, with perfectly colorless diamonds considered the highest quality with the highest value, and brown or yellow diamonds being the lowest quality. However, many people like the warmth of a faint to light yellow or brown diamond. If that describes you, then you can find great value in that type of diamond.
Overall, it's important to have your diamonds graded by a credential expert or a reputable diamond grading laboratory that understands ideal diamond color.
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