In the world of fancy coloured diamonds, pink diamond jewelry is the most debated. These exclusive and rare coloured diamonds come in a wide range of colours and quality. This is why it is so important to know how to select your pink diamond jewelry. In this article, I will be providing you with an experts guide to selecting the perfect diamond for yourself or a loved one.
As mentioned, the pink diamond is rare and unique which makes it the most sought after diamond and often more expensive than other coloured diamonds. Unfortunately, this means that there are people who may take advantage of customers. Luckily you can ask to see a GIA certification or other certificate that maintains the highest standard to ensure your diamond is real.
Each diamond certificate will provide every detail you need to know about your potential purchase. The most important information can be found in the four C's"
The carat refers to the weight and it is important to do your research and find out the current value of a carat for pink diamonds specifically. Then take into consideration the other "Cs' as this will affect the cost as well.
The cut of a diamond will dramatically affect its colour and sparkle. The cut is not the shape of the diamond but actually refers to the way an expert cut into the stone to create the gem. The wrong cut can leave your diamond looking dull because it won't reflect the light properly for your coloured diamond.
Clarity is less relevant for a fancy coloured diamond but colour, of course, is very important. The pink diamond, like all coloured diamonds, comes in the following colour grades:
- Faint, Very Light, Light
- Fancy Light
- Fancy Intense
- Fancy Vivid, Fancy Deep, Fancy Dark
The first selection is at the lowest end of your jewellery selection and unless you specifically are looking for a very faint colour - the ideal pink diamond will be in a three or higher.
As diamonds value are based on rarity it is important to know that pink diamonds are considered to be very rare. Besides red diamonds, pink diamonds are considered the rarest. Celebrity interest will also increase demand and prices will go up when stars choose a pink diamond for engagement rings, as seen with the engagement of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.
When choosing a ring setting consider which setting will help your gem look its best even if you need to purchase a smaller carat. For a smaller carat pick consider a three-stone setting and halo setting. A halo will enhance size and colour so double halos are also popular.
Getting engaged or any occasion for a unique diamond is always a reason for celebration. Follow our guide to make sure you choose the best piece for your style and budget. You can contact the experts at Astteria to help you navigate through the relevant specifications and choose the best piece for your budget and style.